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Mexico most deadly country for journalists in 2017

Mexico was the deadliest country for journalists in 2017 with at least 14* killed, edging out Iraq and Syria, even as the total number who died around the world in connection with their work dropped to its lowest level in a nearly a decade, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. IPI has added 82 […]

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Denmark urged to repeal blasphemy law

Danish lawmakers should repeal the country’s outdated criminal blasphemy law, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Art. 140 of the Danish Criminal Code sanctions “mocking a person’s religion or the doctrine of a faith” with up to four months in prison. The provision had fallen out of use in recent years, but in February […]

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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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IPI urges Denmark to reconsider decision to keep blasphemy law

Denmark should set an example on freedom of expression by repealing its criminal defamation and blasphemy laws, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Danish Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen announced at the end of February that the government would not seek repeal of the country’s blasphemy law. Art. 140 of the Danish Criminal Code punishes […]

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