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Eritrea urged to free Dawit Isaak, all detained journalists

Following Eritrea’s announcement this week that Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak is alive after nearly 15 years behind bars without trial or official charge, the International Press Institute (IPI) renewed its call for the release of Isaak and all journalists detained there in connection with their work. Eritrean Foreign Affairs Minister Osman Saleh made the announcement […]

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Four journalists held in Eritrea reportedly die in prison

Paris-based watchdog group Reporters Without Borders today announced that four journalists imprisoned in Eritrea have died in custody. IPI expressed deep sorrow over the news and called on the Eritrean government to release those journalists still in custody, many of whom have been imprisoned for over ten years. Reporters Without Borders confirmed through sources that […]

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IPI welcomes EU resolution on Eritrea

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the European Parliament resolution of 15 September in which the body called on Eritrea to “to lift the ban on the country’s independent press and to immediately release the independent journalists and all others who have been jailed simply for exercising their right to freedom of expression.” The […]

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On eight-year anniversary of post-9/11 Eritrea media crackdown, IPI calls on government to release unjustly imprisoned journalists

Eight years after a sweeping post-9/11 crackdown on the media in Eritrea, none of the 12 journalists and editors imprisoned in that wave of arrests has been released, according to IPI’s ‘Justice Denied’ campaign – which highlights the cases of unjustly imprisoned journalists around the world, and murders of journalists for which no one has […]

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