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IPI urges Guinea to investigate attacks on journalists covering election

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned attacks on journalists in Guinea during parliamentary elections earlier this month and urged the authorities to investigate the attacks and hold the perpetrators to account. On March 22, delayed parliamentary polls and a constitutional referendum […]

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IPI marks drop in journalists’ deaths – 100 lost in 2014

At least 100* journalists lost their lives in connection with their profession this year, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today, a drop from recent years but a tally that still made 2014 one of the most deadly on record. Some 89 of the names recorded on IPI’s Death Watch this year appeared to have been […]

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Ebola epidemic affects press freedom in West Africa

  A recently released report by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), “Ebola and Freedom of Expression in West Africa”, covers an overlooked challenge of the Ebola outbreak: the dissemination of accurate and fair information about the disease through the media. As the report notes: “[T]he nature of the disease itself imposes massive restrictions […]

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Two journalists killed in Guinea while covering Ebola outbreak

The International Press Institute (IPI) is saddened by news of the death of two journalists in the West African nation of Guinea.  According to the BBC, the journalists’ bodies were found in a septic tank along with five other bodies believed to be health workers. The journalists had disappeared last Tuesday, along with three doctors, […]

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