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Two more journalists arrested in Egypt

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today vehemently criticized Egypt for the arrest of two journalists, describing it as part of a brutal campaign of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to silence critical journalists. Haisam Hasan Mahgoub, a correspondent of the independent daily Al […]

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Crisis point: Covid-19 intensifies challenge for independent media in Hungary

The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated existing challenges for independent media in Hungary, as the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán pursues tighter information control and intensifies its now decade-long campaign to discredit and undermine critical journalism. With information centralized during the crisis, FOI deadlines extended, sources intimidated from speaking out and daily press conferences overlooking […]

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India increasing abuse of laws to harass journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed grave concern over the misuse of the law by authorities in India to intimidate journalists and curtail press freedom. On May 11, Dhaval Patel, owner and editor of the Gujarati news portal “Face of Nation”, […]

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India’s not-for-profit The Wire answers to no boss but its audience – and that pays off

It’s been fascinating to watch as India’s The Wire has emerged over five years as one of the key new digital voices in South Asia. It’s developed a distinct voice and filled an important gap, particularly as the country has been confronted with the challenges of populism and religious conflict. Over that time, I’ve had […]

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