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IPI Podcasts: What should be done against misogynistic abuse online and by whom?

IPI speaks with new OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro and IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi about concrete actions several actors – from governments to the judiciary as well as news outlets – should adopt to combat one a growing threats to press freedom. Both share the recommendations and suggestions contained in […]

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Despite Danish repeal, blasphemy laws still common in Europe

In voting last month to repeal their country’s centuries-old blasphemy law, Danish lawmakers joined a growing trend in Europe toward securing free speech on matters related to religion. A comprehensive IPI study on criminal defamation and insult laws published in March by the Representative on Freedom of the Media of the Organization for Security and […]

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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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Canada urged to prioritise free expression in relationship with China

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined 34 other civil society organisations in calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to put human rights, especially free expression and press freedom, at the heart of Canada’s “renewed” relationship with China. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang recently visited Canada for talks with Prime Minister Trudeau, during which an agreement […]

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