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Workshop on media team security tells journalists ‘plan for the effect’

The first interactive workshop of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2016 World Congress, Media “Team Security – Managing the Terrorism Threat”, trained journalists on media operations in high-risk areas to help them develop the basic understanding of a contingency plan. Rupert Reid, managing director of the UK-based security consulting company Security Exchange Ltd, led the […]

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#IPIWoCo2016 Panel: Digital Journalism – Is the Internet Really a Safer Place?

“Ten years ago, the Russian segment of the World Wide Web,, was the most free place in the world for independent journalism and social media,” Galina Timchenko, editor-in-chief of Riga-based Russian-language online newspaper Meduza, said during a panel titled “Digital Journalism – Is the Internet Really a Safer Place?” at the International Press Institute […]

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Discussion on covering extremism finds blurred lines

The difference between an activist and a journalist is not a clear line, though it should be, Wahyu Dhyatmika, managing editor at, an Indonesian news website, said during Sunday morning’s International Press Institute (IPI) panel “How to Cover Violent Extremism and Survive”. Focusing on the various responsibilities that journalists have while reporting in conflict […]

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Ahmad Zeidabadi: ‘a world sailing faster than ever through history’

The following remarks were delivered by Morten Østervang of the Copenhagen-based International Media Support (IMS) on behalf of Ahmad Zeidabadi, the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2016 World Press Freedom Hero, at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at 2016 World Congress in Doha, Qatar on March 19, 2016. Zeidabadi, who is the subject of a […]

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