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Restricting media in Covid-19 is life threatening for communities

JOIN IPIWOCO & REGISTER HERE   As journalists around the world work to report the crucial information their communities need to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, they face many hurdles. These include restrictive laws and having to combat disinformation. The coronavirus outbreak spread a human rights crisis across borders; the Jordanian government activated the [...]

Quality journalism is key to improved public health

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world has posed a serious challenge to editors, media executives and journalists. While on the one hand press freedom violations have become rampant as many governments have tried to control the public narrative about the health crisis,  on the other hand reporting about it amidst changing scientific discourse has become [...]

Hong Kong Security Law: A Threat to Independent Journalism (July 29, 2020)

MISSED THE EVENT? WATCH THE VIDEO RECORDING HERE   On June 30, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress unanimously passed the Hong Kong National Security Act. The Chinese government has claimed that the law intends “to prevent, frustrate and punish the small minority of criminal acts that harm national security and [...]

Covid-19: Reporting when the science is struggling to keep up

Missed the event? Watch the video recording here   The Covid-19 story mutates and changes as fast as the virus spreads. Journalism needs to respect the science, but what about when the science itself is struggling to keep up? Or when governments spread unverified claims? In this online discussion organized by International Press [...]

IPI mourns loss of former Board member Mallam Ismaila Isa

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed sadness at the death of Nigerian media executive and former IPI Executive Board member Mallam Ismaila Isa, who passed away on July 20 at the age of 78. Isma’ila Isa Funtua was born in 1942 in [...]

IPI Activity Report 2019/20

This report highlights the work IPI has carried out throughout 2019 and the first half of 2020. The period covered by this report coincides with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has witnessed unprecedented attacks on journalism and given governments an opportunity to clamp down on criticism and control the media message. From the start [...]

IPI Turkey: Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?

Missed the event? Watch the video recording here   The IPI Turkish National Committee will be hosting the webinar “Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?” to mark Turkey’s Press Day, July 24, which marks the abolition of official censorship in 1908 during the late Ottoman Empire. On Friday, July 24, journalists and [...]

Reporting safely and with clarity: journalism and the Black Lives Matter protests

Zur deutschen Version Following the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing nationwide protest against institutionalized racism, American journalist have been called to witness a turning point in the country's history. Speaking in an online discussion organized jointly by the International Press Institute (IPI) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), four prominent U.S. [...]

IPI Membership News – July 1, 2020

Read this edition of our fortnightly IPI membership newsletter.  If you would like to find out more about our global network and get actively involved in promoting press freedom in your country, click here The IPI global network is at the centre of the challenges of this journalistic moment. We know journalism is under real pressure and [...]

Journalism and the Black Lives Matter Protests (7 July 2020)

Reporting safely and with clarity: Journalism and the Black Lives Matter Protests Following the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing nationwide protests against institutionalized racism, American journalists have been called to witness a turning point in the country's history. It's forced a real-time debate about how journalists mesh their craft and moral obligations with [...]