Latest Events from Syria

#IPIWoCo: When journalists seek refuge

Hundreds of journalists have been forced into exile, escaping war, destruction, attacks and death threats; many of them choose Germany as their second home. Exiled from their homelands they face numerous obstacles (bureaucracy, language barriers, lack of social capital, cultural differences, unemployment, etc.) How can exiled journalists contribute to the news and serve the public […]

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IPI World Congress honours Syrian, Mexican journalists

“Freedom of expression and its defence is a duty, and defending it with words is a form of resistance”, the wife of imprisoned Syrian lawyer and activist Mazen Darwish told attendees of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2015 World Congress in Myanmar yesterday as she accepted IPI’s 2015 World Press Freedom Hero Award on his […]

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Address by Yara Bader, on behalf of Mazen Darwish

Ladies and gentlemen, I will start with some words published by Mazen Darwish in 2007. “Today we can’t talk about concepts like democracy or transparency or pluralism without talking about the freedom of the media. Despite the attempts by some to separate the two, it is impossible to have genuine and complete democratic reform in […]

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Journalists urge Myanmar to recommit to media freedom

Myanmar should move to reverse recent, troubling developments setting back press freedom in order to meet its leaders’ public commitments to protect the fundamental human right, leading global journalists gathered in the country said today. Members of the International Press Institute (IPI), meeting at their 64th Annual General Assembly during the 2015 IPI World Congress […]

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