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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) […]

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Expert Talk on Anti-SLAPP Solutions (Brussels, Nov 12, 2019)

“Strategic lawsuits against public participation” (SLAPP) is a term that is used to describe court cases in which a powerful plaintiff, often a large corporation or wealthy politician, initiates proceedings against journalists or other critics to stop investigative research, silence criticism or squash political expression. Plaintiffs do not intend to win their case but rather […]

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Difference Day (May 3, Brussels)

The International Press Institute (IPI) will participate in this year’s “Difference Day“, an annual event in Brussels to mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The event, organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Erasmushogeschool Brussel, BOZAR, & Evens Foundation, along with other partners, aims to celebrate freedom of the […]

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Turkey: How the EU Can Support Press Freedom (Dec 6, Brussels)

The International Press Institute (IPI), in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) and with the kind support of the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul, will bring three well-respected independent journalists from Turkey to Brussels on Dec. 6, 2017 for a discussion at the European Parliament on “Turkey: How the EU can support press freedom and […]

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