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Russia: Bill on extrajudicial closure of media outlets progresses in State Duma

The IPI global network today expressed grave concern over the initial approval by Russia’s State Duma of a new law which would hand the State Prosecutor’s Office formal legal powers to shut down, censor and block the websites of media outlets without a court order. The draft amendments to the media law, which were approved […]

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Serbia: Tendering process of national FTA TV licences must be open and transparent

The International Press Institute (IPI today joins partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (NUNS) is raising concern about the lack of a transparent process for the allocation of national free to air (FTA) TV licences in Serbia and of a Development Strategy for radio and […]

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IPI and partners launch Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) III

The International Press Institute (IPI) is pleased to announce that the consortium running the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) – consisting of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), ARTICLE 19 Europe, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Free Press Unlimited (FPU) and Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa (OBC Transeuropa) – has been granted a […]

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Georgia: TV channel director Nika Gvaramia sentenced to prison

The IPI global network is alarmed by attacks on press freedom in Georgia, after TV station director Nika Gvaramia was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for corruption in what some say was a politically motivated trial. We call for Gvaramia’s immediate release and urge authorities to respect freedom of the press. A Tbilisi court on […]

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