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#IPIWoCo: When journalists seek refuge

Hundreds of journalists have been forced into exile, escaping war, destruction, attacks and death threats; many of them choose Germany as their second home. Exiled from their homelands they face numerous obstacles (bureaucracy, language barriers, lack of social capital, cultural differences, unemployment, etc.) How can exiled journalists contribute to the news and serve the public […]

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#IPIWoCo interviews Hélène Sallon on reporting on ISIS

Hélène Sallon was part of the panel “Terrorism & News Media: Publishing News, Publicizing Terrorism” at the 2017 IPI World Congress in Hamburg on May 19, 2017.

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Syrian Center for Media and Free Expression joins IPI

The International Press Institute (IPI) is pleased to welcome the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM), an NGO dedicated to protecting media freedom and supporting journalists’ rights in Syria, as an institutional member. SCM was founded in 2004 by renowned Syrian journalist and human rights defender Mazen Darwish and regularly reported on […]

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Mazen Darwish warns of marriage of dictatorship and terrorism in Syria

Prominent Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish, president of the Syrian Center for Media Freedom, spoke to the International Press Institute (IPI) last week on the current situation in Syria, where he says an international “proxy war” is putting political interests above the safety of civilians. The war in Syria has taken its toll on Darwish himself. […]

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