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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.

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 [...]

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.

Shafiq Aria, Afghanistan

Shafiq Aria, 26, 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.

Ziad Al Sharaabi, Yemen

Ziad Al Sharaabi, a video journalist for Abu Dhabi TV, was killed  in a bomb attack in a busy market in Mocha, Yemen on January 28. Seven others, including two children, were also  killed in the attack. Faisal Al Dabhaani, a reporter for Abu Dhabi TV, was among the 20 people who were injured.

UNCOVERED – Investigative Journalism for Europe (Berlin, Jan 31-Feb 1, 2019)

Imagine a world without investigative journalism. Where would we stand today without the Watergate investigation, the Pentagon Papers, the Afghan War Diaries, the Panama Papers – and all other stories that hold those in power to account? Democracies need journalists who uncover the news that others would prefer to be kept secret. The International Press [...]

Cumhuriyet Trial: A message to IPI members from Kadri Gürsel

The letter below was sent by IPI Executive Board Member Kadri Gürsel to IPI members on the eve of the four-day final hearing in the trial of over a dozen journalists, including Gürsel, with Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper. The journalists are charged with terrorism-related offences for their critical coverage of Turkey's government. Dear Fellow IPI Members, [...]