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Nigeria should withdraw arbitrary fines on broadcasters for airing BBC documentaries

The IPI global network condemns the arbitrary fines imposed on Nigerian broadcasters Trust TV, Multichoice Nigeria Limited, TelCom Satellite Limited, and NTA-Startimes Limited after the stations aired documentaries by BBC Africa Eye on insecurity in Nigeria. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) fined the outlets 5 million naira (11,500 euro) each for “glorifying terrorism” after a […]

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Serbia: REM’s awarding of TV licences underscores media pluralism and media diversity failure

Serbia’s Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM) has recently concluded the process of awarding four national FTA TV licences. The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) consortium and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (NUNS) previously criticised the process around this decision, which lacked transparency and did not comply with international media freedom standards. The decision […]

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UPDATE: IPI welcomes release of DRC journalist Joseph Kazadi Kamwanga but condemns three-week detention

The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomes the release of journalist Joseph Kazadi Kamwanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but condemns his arbitrary arrest and three-week detention as a serious press freedom violation. We also call on authorities to release all other journalists who are still in prison in the country because of their […]

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Joint statement in support of The Shift News as it faces a freedom of information battle with the government of Malta

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the undersigned free expression, press freedom, and journalists’ organisations in expressing support for The Shift News as it faces an all-out legal battle against 40 freedom of information (FOI) lawsuits brought by 40 government entities in Malta. These appeal lawsuits pose a serious threat to the country’s already […]

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