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Council of Europe Report: Red lights flashing for media freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the partner organisations of the Council of Europe’s Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists in publishing the 2022 annual report, which identifies growing challenges for media freedom across the region. While European countries still pack the first ranks in press freedom indexes, the […]

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Monitoring Report: Increasing Pressures on Media Freedom in Europe in 2021

Attacked while covering demonstrations, harassed online for reporting on COVID-19 and measures to fight it, or sued by private companies trying to avoid publication of damaging information. These are just some examples of the threats received by journalists and media workers in Europe in 2021. Today the International Press Institute (IPI) joins its partners in […]

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Finland charges three journalists with disclosing ‘state secrets’

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, publishers, and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed grave alarm over the decision by Finland’s deputy prosecutor general to charge three Helsingin Sanomat journalists with disclosing state secrets. Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s leading daily newspaper, started to publish a series of articles beginning on December […]

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How Finland’s biggest newspaper is helping Hungarian independent media Telex

In July 2020 the editor-in-chief of, Hungary’s largest and most influential independent news website, was fired after going public over concerns about political meddling in the newspaper. In the wake of the sacking, the outlet’s entire editorial board and some 80 other journalists resigned in protest, saying a red line had been crossed. The […]

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