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Briefing: Daphne Caruana Galizia & Malta’s Threatened Press (Vienna, Sep 13)

Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was known for her fearless coverage of power in her home country of Malta. On Oct. 16, 2017, she was murdered in a car bombing in apparent retaliation for her work. Nearly two years later, Malta has made virtually no progress in finding the mastermind behind the killing. Instead, press […]

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2019 Alfred Fried Photography Award (Vienna, Sept 12, 2019)

For the sixth consecutive year, the International Press Institute (IPI) will partner with the Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) and Edition Lammerhuber to present the annual Alfred Fried Photography Award. Named for Austrian pacifist, author and 1911 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Alfred Hermann Fried, the Award recognizes the year’s best photograph signifying the theme of peace. The […]

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Der Fall Max Zirngast in der Türkei: Mit Strafrecht gegen die Pressefreiheit? (Wien, April 10, 2019)

Am 10.4., dem Tag vor seinem Prozessbeginn, ist der österreichische Journalist und Aktivist Max Zirngast via Skype zu Gast im Presseclub Concordia. Mit Scott Griffen vom International Press Institute spricht er über die Strafverfolgung von JournalistInnen in der Türkei. In seiner Anklageschrift wird Zirngast die Mitgliedschaft bei einer Terrororganisation unterstellt, deren Existenz nicht bewiesen ist. Die […]

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Slovakia: One Year after Kuciak Murder (Vienna, Feb 20)

The killing of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and fiancée Martina Kušnírová on February 21, 2018, sparked the largest protests in Slovakia since the Velvet Revolution. One year later, the crime remains unsolved. What is the current status of the murder investigation? How has Slovakia changed since the killing? Which direction is press freedom in […]

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