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Rush to pass ‘fake news’ laws during Covid-19 intensifying global media freedom challenges

By IPI Advocacy Officer Jamie Wiseman Few terms have become so engrained in global political discourse in the last half decade than that of so-called “fake news.” The widely used yet ill-defined phrase has become a messy shorthand enveloping everything from social media rumours, to online political disinformation, to state-sponsored internet propaganda. With vastly different […]

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IPI condemns sentencing of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni

The three-year prison sentence given today to Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni is a mockery of press freedom, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, said today. A court in Algeria found Khaled Drareni, editor of the news website Casbah Tribune and the Algeria correspondent […]

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Algeria journalist jailed on defamation, privacy charges

Three Algerian journalists were detained on defamation and privacy violation charges last month, with one remaining behind bars pending further trial. The wave of journalists’ arrests started on October 22, Algeria’s National Press Day, when Adlène Mellah, director of the online news sites Algérie Direct and Dzair Presse, was reportedly detained and charged with insult […]

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Algeria urged to end harassment of critical media

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined 22 other free expression organisations in urging the Algerian government to end harassment of independent media and to bring the country’s broadcast legislation in line with international standards. In a joint statement, the groups specifically called for the release of Khabar Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Director Mehdi Benaissa and […]

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