Latest Events from Qatar

Freedom of Expression: Facing Up to the Threat (July 24-25, 2017)

The Qatar National Human Rights Committee, in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), hosted the international conference “Freedom of Expression: Facing Up to the Threat” in Doha, Qatar from 24-25 July 2017. The event was held amid a diplomatic crisis in the Middle East pitting Qatar against […]

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#IPIWoCo2016 Panel: How to Cover Violent Extremism and Survive

This article originally appeared on the website of the journal Arab Media & Society. Under the banner “Journalism at Risk—Safety and Professionalism in a Dangerous World,” the 2016 World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) held in Doha, Qatar in March tackled the dangers of covering terrorism and other forms of political violence, examining […]

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IPI: Mid-East governments must free journalists, respect free expression

Countries across the Middle East must do more to respect press freedom and free expression in both law and practice, leading international journalists gathered in Qatar for the International Press Institute (IPI)’s World Congress said today. IPI members, meeting at their 65th Annual General Assembly in Doha, unanimously adopted four resolutions urging governments in the […]

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Film relates harrowing experiences of ‘The Sound Man’

Participants at the International Press Institute (IPI)’s World Congress were treated to a screening of the documentary “The Sound Man”, which tells the story of 62-year-old Kenyan sound engineer Abdul Rahman Ramadhan and his incredible and heartbreaking career covering war zones and crisis regions throughout Africa. Produced by The Duncan Entertainment Group in cooperation with […]

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