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Missed the #IPIWoCo 2019? Watch the videos here

If you missed this year’s IPI World Congress 2019 in Geneva or if you just want to rewatch, the event videos are now available on IPI’s YouTube channel Date: 4 June  |  Venue: UNOG 2019 IPI World Congress Opening Ceremony Town Hall Meeting - How the Press and the Public Can Defend Independent Media  Celebrating Courage and [...]

Vienna Premiere of ‘Under the Wire’ (Vienna, April 29, 2019)

To mark World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI), this human world film festival and Topkino, invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie “Under the Wire”. On February 13, 2012, war correspondent and IPI World Press Freedom Hero Marie Colvin [...]

Sultan Mahmoud Khirkhwa, Afghanistan

Sultan Mahmoud Khirkhwa, 60,a journalist for a private television station Zaman, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the eastern province of Khost. An affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the killing in a statement issued on March 17. However the statement does not mention the reason for the murder.

Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez, Honduras

Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez, director and presenter of the "El Pueblo Habla" ("The People Speak") program, was shot dead on March 17, in Nacaome,   about 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of the capital Tegucigalpa. Police are investigating the case. Leonardo was critical of the government in his reporting.

IPI World Congress 2019 (Geneva, June 4-5, 2019)

The International Press Institute (IPI) will hold its 2019 World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland from June 4 to 5, 2019, in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).  IPI's annual event will focus on successful strategies to strengthen the relationship between news organisations and the audiences in defence of quality journalism as a public good. We will examine [...]

Reynaldo López, Mexico

Reynaldo López, a radio presenter, was killed on February 16, and another journalist wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on their car in Sonora, Mexico. Police are investigating the case.

IPI condemns arrest of Philippine editor Maria Ressa

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, today strongly condemned the arrest of Maria Ressa, founder of the news website Rappler, by the Philippine authorities on libel charges. Ressa was arrested today in Manila by National Bureau of Investigation officials in connection with a “cyber libel” case filed [...]

Ricardo Boechat, Brazil

Ricardo Boechat, 66, one of Brazil's best-known journalists, was killed in a helicopter crash in São Paulo on February 11 while returning from a seminar. Boechat was a newspresenter for Radio BandNews FM.

Jesus Eugenio Ramos, Mexico

Jesus Eugenio Ramos,  a presenter on the 99.FM radio station for over 20 years, was shot dead on Saturday, February 9, in a restaurant where he was having breakfast, in the Emiliano Zapata municipality in Tabasco. The police are investigating the murder.

Rahimullah Rahmin, Afghanistan

Rahimullah Rahmin, 25, a journalist for Radio Hamsada in Taliqan city, capital of Northern Takhar province, was killed when unidentified gunmen fired at the radio station on February 5. The gunmen fled and the police are investigating the murder.