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Russia: IPI condemns new sanctions targeting RFE/RL

The IPI global network today condemns the designation of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), an independent media corporation funded by the U.S. Congress, as an “undesirable organization” in Russia. The decision is part of a series of Russian attacks on independent media weaponizing local laws on “undesirable organizations”. According to state-controlled news agency Interfax, RFE/RL […]

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Defending Ján’s legacy: IPI and CEE network condemn resurging press freedom threats on anniversary of Kuciak murder

On the sixth anniversary of the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kušnírová, the International Press Institute (IPI) and Central European Independent Media Network (CEE) members stand firm in solidarity with the families of Ján and Martina and all those who continue to seek full justice. In the wake of […]

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New surge of DDoS attacks threatens media freedom in Europe

The International Press Institute (IPI) expresses deep alarm over the recent surge in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks targeting media outlets in Hungary, Bosnia, Malta, and Ukraine. Cyber-attacks pose an increasingly serious threat to media freedom, hindering the free flow of information and obstructing the public’s access to independent journalism. In January, DDoS attacks […]

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Nigeria: Journalists targeted again under cybercrime law

The IPI global network calls on the authorities in Kwara State, Nigeria to stop using Nigeria’s Cybercrimes Act and the penal code to target journalists and undermine media freedom.  Earlier this month, on February 6, four journalists from the online news site Informant247 – Adisa-Jaji Azeez, Salihu Ayatullahi, Salihu Shola Taofeek, and Abdulrahman Taye Damilola […]

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