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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Gendered attacks on independent investigative journalists in Romania. ‘She’...

This piece is published in collaboration with Libertatea as part of a content series on …

MFRR Monitoring Report: Ukraine war casts dark shadow over media freedom

Amidst the unprecedented attack on democratic freedoms in Ukraine, serious violations of m…

Slovenian media move to defend themselves, but face complex challenges

This piece is published in collaboration with Delo as part of a content series on threats …

Latest IPI statements on Bulgaria

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European Journalism Now: Prague Conference Wrap-up

The International Press Institute (IPI), together with our Czech National Committee and En…

Bulgarian far-right party’s ‘foreign agent’ bill sparks media freedom concerns...

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the undersigned international media fr…

Bulgaria: Far-right party leader insults and tries to exclude journalists from p...

The International Press Institute (IPI) and its global network today condemn the attempt b…

Latest IPI statements on Czech Republic

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Czech Republic: The would-be president and the press (that he owns)

This text was originally published in the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) on 24 January 2…

European Journalism Now: Prague Conference Wrap-up

The International Press Institute (IPI), together with our Czech National Committee and En…

Czech government edges closer to disinformation and public media initiatives

In October 2021, a new Czech government was elected amid promises to shore up democracy by…

Latest IPI statements on Hungary

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Hungary: Investigative media Átlátszó targeted in latest smear campaign

In January 2023, Hungarian investigative media outlet Átlátszó and its editor-in-chief,…

How the European Media Freedom Act could affect Hungary and Poland

The European Union’s institutions are well aware of the concerted, structural attacks on…

European Journalism Now: Prague Conference Wrap-up

The International Press Institute (IPI), together with our Czech National Committee and En…

Latest IPI statements on Poland

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Poland: Media regulator probe into TVN documentary sparks renewed licence concer...

The International Press Institute (IPI) today raises the alarm about an investigation open…

How the European Media Freedom Act could affect Hungary and Poland

The European Union’s institutions are well aware of the concerted, structural attacks on…

European Journalism Now: Prague Conference Wrap-up

The International Press Institute (IPI), together with our Czech National Committee and En…

Latest IPI statements on Romania

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Gendered attacks on independent investigative journalists in Romania. ‘She’...

This piece is published in collaboration with Libertatea as part of a content series on …

European Media Freedom Act breaks significant new ground

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the undersigned journalists’, media …

MFRR Monitoring Report: Ukraine war casts dark shadow over media freedom

Amidst the unprecedented attack on democratic freedoms in Ukraine, serious violations of m…

Latest IPI statements on Slovakia

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European Journalism Now: Prague Conference Wrap-up

The International Press Institute (IPI), together with our Czech National Committee and En…

Slovakia: Government pushes ahead with ambitious media reform program

In recent months Slovakia has passed important legislative changes which will ensure a bet…

How Slovak politicians did not learn from the murder of a journalist

Igor Matovič, the current finance minister of Slovakia and former prime minister, sailed …

Latest IPI statements on Slovenia

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Slovenia: Media freedom groups back legislative efforts to depoliticise public m...

The undersigned international media freedom and journalists’ organisations today outline…

Slovenia: Government faces hurdles in effort to ‘depoliticise’ publi...

Since coming to power in April 2022, Slovenia’s new centre-left government led by Pr…

#IPIWoCo Recap: Media capture in Central Europe

Independent journalism and media pluralism in many countries within Central Europe are und…

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