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IPI network call-out: Maria Ressa needs your voice

Read this edition of our fortnightly IPI membership newsletter.  If you would like to find out more about our global network and get actively involved in promoting press freedom in your country, click here The IPI Global Network is engaging in two big press freedom campaigns that matter, and we need your help. There’s the attacks […]

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Concerns over further politicization of Public TV in Czech Republic

All Members of Parliament of the Czech Republic Follow Up to Request from March to Preserve Freedom and Independence of Public Service TV 02 June 2020 Dear Members of Parliament, Ahead of the planned election in March we urged you to choose from candidates for the Council of Czech TV (Česká televize) independently from any political interference […]

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Czech public broadcaster election marred by political controversy

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed serious concern over attempts by the governing party to politicize the board of the Czech public broadcaster. In leaked emails published today, lawmakers from the governing ANO party were sent a list of recommendations on […]

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Online smear campaigns are growing challenge for Czech media

Although media freedom is comparatively healthier in the Czech Republic than in other parts of Central Europe, such as Poland and Hungary, the challenges to independent journalism are growing here, too. Media concentration in the hands of political power, especially Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, who purchased several influential media houses prior to his political ascent, […]

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