Central Europe Independent Media Network

Leading independent media in Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia are coming together to report about the growing threats to press freedom and independent media in the region.

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Romania: IPI stands by Libertatea as layoffs deepen concerns over pressure on ed...

The International Press Institute (IPI) today outlines its support for staff at the Romani…

Hungary: IPI joins condemnation of passing of Sovereignty Protection Act

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemns the passing of the Sovereignty Prot…

Poland: Media freedom reform faces obstacles after opposition victory

After coming first in the parliamentary elections on October 15, Poland’s centrist oppos…

Latest IPI statements on Bulgaria

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IPI Central Europe Network: Leading editors call for strong EMFA

Leading editors from within the International Press Institute’s (IPI) Central Europe Ind…

Bulgaria: Investigative journalists hit by smears and lawsuits after corruption ...

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the International Press Institute (IPI) today j…

MFRR partners document 813 media freedom violations in Europe in 2022

IPI joins its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in publishing the late…

Latest IPI statements on Czech Republic

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EU: Threats to media freedom submitted to Commission’s Rule of Law report

Updates on some of the biggest developments and threats to media freedom and pluralism acr…

IPI demands investigation of threats against Prague-based iStories journalists

The IPI global network calls on Czech authorities to investigate the threats made against …

IJ4EU Interview: ‘These substances are not in total darkness anymore’

Have you ever wondered if your rain jacket or the non-stick pan you cook with could harm y…

Latest IPI statements on Hungary

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Hungary’s Átlátszó accused of foreign influence

IPI is deeply troubled by the growing chilling effect of Hungary’s Sovereignty Protectio…

New surge of DDoS attacks threatens media freedom in Europe

The International Press Institute (IPI) expresses deep alarm over the recent surge in dist…

EU: Threats to media freedom submitted to Commission’s Rule of Law report

Updates on some of the biggest developments and threats to media freedom and pluralism acr…

Latest IPI statements on Poland

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Poland: Regulator fine against TVN appears to punish independent journalism

The undersigned partner organizations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today con…

Poland: IPI, partners ask MFA to reconsider drastic budget cuts at Belsat TV

Today, IPI and partner organizations address Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, u…

Poland: Recommendations for democratic reform for press freedom and public media...

The International Press Institute (IPI) joins Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners…

Latest IPI statements on Romania

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Report on media freedom in Romania ahead of Super Election Year

Amidst Romania’s Super Election Year, the International Press Institute (IPI) and Me…

Romania: Media freedom mission ahead of super electoral year

The International Press Institute (IPI) will co-led a mission to Romania with the Media Fr…

Romania: IPI stands by Libertatea as layoffs deepen concerns over pressure on ed...

The International Press Institute (IPI) today outlines its support for staff at the Romani…

Latest IPI statements on Slovakia

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Independence of Slovakia’s leading TV news channel must be protected

The International Press Institute (IPI) and other undersigned members of the Media Freedom…

Call for withdrawal of Slovakia’s repressive broadcast law

Journalists and media freedom groups call for the urgent withdrawal of a proposed legislat…

Press freedom organisations call for urgent EU action to prevent political take-...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen European council President, Charles Mic…

Latest IPI statements on Slovenia

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IPI Central Europe Network: Leading editors call for strong EMFA

Leading editors from within the International Press Institute’s (IPI) Central Europe Ind…

Slovenia: Media freedom groups welcome court ruling on RTV SLO reform

The International Press Institute (IPI) and the undersigned members of the Media Freedom R…

MFRR partners document 813 media freedom violations in Europe in 2022

IPI joins its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in publishing the late…

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