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China detains Australian journalist working for Chinese state TV

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed concern over the detention of Australian journalist Cheng Lei, who works as an anchor for the Chinese state broadcaster CGTN. Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, said her government was made aware of the detention in […]

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Peer support key in helping journalists cope with online abuse

Harassment and smear campaigns online increasingly affect journalists around the world, seriously impacting journalists’ ability to carry out reporting on contested topics of public interest, in part due to the corrosive effect these campaigns can have on journalists’ mental health, which can include depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For journalists targeted with online abuse, […]

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IPI condemns police raids on Australian media

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has condemned this week’s raids on the house of News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst and the headquarters of ABC Sydney. On Tuesday morning, Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers arrived at the home of Smethurst with a search […]

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Australian court upholds journalist use of anonymous sources

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed an Australian court’s decision to uphold the right to confidentiality of sources in the case of two Australian journalists and urged the Australian government to introduce extensive and uniform shield laws. On April 18, two Fairfax Media journalists, Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie, won their appeal case in […]

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