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Chile: Journalist dies of injuries sustained while covering protest

The IPI global network urges the Chilean government to take swift action to secure the safety of the press, after the death of journalist Francisca Sandoval, who was shot while covering a Workers’ Day march in Santiago on May 1. Sandoval died of her injuries on May 12. Authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into […]

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Hungary: Fidesz Media Council moves to silence independent station Tilos Rádió

The partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today express serious concern over the decision by the Fidesz-controlled Media Council – the country’s powerful media regulator – to block the frequency license renewal of the symbolic independent station Tilos Rádió. Our organisations are concerned that this decision appears to be yet another disproportionate […]

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Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh shot and killed during Israeli raid in the West Bank

The IPI global network is horrified and deeply saddened over the killing of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead while reporting on an Israeli raid in the West Bank on May 11. According to Al Jazeera, Abu Akleh and a group of reporters were fired on by Israeli forces. IPI […]

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Italy: Press freedom report examines journalists’ safety and legal threats

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins its partner organisations in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in publishing a mission report focusing on key challenges facing press freedom in Italy. The report followed a three-day fact-finding mission to Rome and Naples by the MFRR organisations between 4-6 April 2022, which was led by the […]

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