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Belgian film #FatUglySlut zeroes in on online abuse against women

Some of the women journalists whom IPI has interviewed over the years have said that one way to get some distance to the online misogyny they faced was to take it as a subject of analysis for their work. Azerbaijani journalist Arzu Geybulleva, for example, reported on the troll armies that directed their hatred against […]

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Europe media coalition launches new guide for covering migrants and minorities

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined a coalition of seven other media outlets and civil society groups based in Europe in launching a new publication aimed at strengthening quality media coverage of migrants and ethnic and religious minorities. Reporting on Migration and Minorities: Approach and Guidelines reflects the conclusions of working seminars held in […]

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Study: criminal defamation unduly limits media freedom

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today released a comparative study “Defamation and Insult Laws in the OSCE Region” finding that criminal law remains an instrument to excessively limit media freedom. Commissioned by the representative and conducted by International Press Institute (IPI) Director of Press […]

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News blackouts, terror and press freedom

Following the Brussels attacks, Belgian security forces requested the media and citizens not to report on the unfolding of an anti-terror operation due the possibility that the operation could be put at risk if terrorists had access to information potentially made public. This same circumstance had already occurred in Brussels after the Paris attacks, during […]

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