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Turkey’s Journalists in the Dock (Brussels, Nov 18, 2019)

• Still over 120 journalists in jail  in Turkey • Over 100 terror-related investigations opened since Turkey’s incursion into Syria • Fair trial principles routinely breached • New efforts to stifle online media • Is the Judicial Reform Strategy a sham or an opportunity? • How should the EU respond? The International Press Institute (IPI) [...]

#IPIWoCo 2020: Powerful partners, strong support!

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, is proud to welcome The New York Times, The Associated Press (AP), the Los Angeles Times,  The Washington Post, Reuters and Bloomberg as partners for its 2020 World Congress and 70th Anniversary Celebration, co-hosted by Columbia University and the Columbia [...]

Safety of Journalists (New York, Nov 14, 2019)

Around the world press freedom is under serious threat. Democracies are failing to protect journalists. This year alone 40 journalists have lost their lives, 25 of whom were targeted for their work. Impunity for crimes against journalists remains shockingly high, further fuelling the cycle of violence. At the same time, scores of journalists are in [...]

Seventh Foreign Editors’ Circle (Nov 15, New York)

Foreign and international editors from leading news agencies and print, broadcast and online news media organizations in the U.S. and Canada will gather on November 15, 2019, at the offices of The Associated Press headquarters in New York for a meeting of the International Press Institute (IPI) Foreign Editors’ Circle. The meeting is being organized [...]

Journalist disappears in Egypt after visiting security agency

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today called on the authorities in Egypt to release journalist Hassan El-Kabany, who has been missing for over a week after attending a meeting at the headquarters of the country’s security services. El-Kabany, a freelance journalist and [...]

IPI goes back to its roots for the 2020 World Congress (Sep. 10-12, 2020, NYC)

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, will hold its 2020 World Congress in New York City from September 10 to 12, 2020. The Congress is IPI’s flagship global forum on press freedom and independent journalism. On the occasion of the organization’s 70th anniversary, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.