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Panel argues wide impact of sporting events warrants scrutiny

Most sports fans consider their personal identities to be intricately connected to that of their favourite teams, Jamil Chade, correspondent at Brazil’s O Estado de S. Paulo, said during Monday’s panel “Covering FIFA and Big International Sporting Events”. However, he noted, it is this very deep connection that is often exploited by sports organisations and […]

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#IPIWoCo2016 Interview with Nina L. Khrushcheva: Window on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to make Russia into a global player, equivalent in power to the United States, Nina Khrushcheva, professor of international affairs at The New School University, said Monday in an interview with Kaius Niemi, senior editor-in-chief of the Helsingin Sanomat, during the International Press Institute (IPI)’s World Congress. Khrushcheva, the granddaughter […]

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#IPIWoCo Inside Scoop: Myanmar’s Post-Election Media Landscape

Media freedom in Myanmar has progressed significantly in recent years, but its future remains uncertain as the newly elected government assumes power, Soe Myint, the editor-in-chief and managing director of Mizzima Media, told the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2016 World Congress. Yangon was the site of IPI’s 2015 World Congress, which came ahead of the […]

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#IPIWoCo2016 Panel: Covering the Refugee Crisis

Since late 2012, when the massive influx of refugees began making their way to Europe to escape conflict, uploading gut-wrenching photos and reporting heartbreaking accounts has become one of the media’s most over-told stories, speakers at the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress panel “Covering the Refugee Crisis” suggested. “The audience has overdosed on it, […]

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