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Three Omani journalists jailed, newspaper shuttered

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned an Oman court’s decision giving three journalists prison time for reporting on alleged corruption within the country’s judiciary and ordering independent newspaper Azamn permanently closed. A court handed Azamn Editor-in-Chief Ibrahim al-Mamari and Deputy Editor Youssef al-Haj three-year prison sentences and fined them each 3,000 rials (approx. €6,900). The third […]

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IPI BLOG: Oman case brings reflection on covering discrimination against gays

A young newspaper reporter in a small American town got a tip from a police source that officers were about to raid an abandoned rail passenger wagon known for being an underground hangout for small-time drug users and gay men. Photos of several men being arrested and booty from the raid – including marijuana cigarettes […]

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IPI releases 2013 Ecuador press freedom report on heels of controversial new media law

Excessive state regulation established by Ecuador’s newly passed media law poses a serious and immediate threat to independent journalism, the International Press Institute (IPI) stated in a special report released today. The report, a comprehensive review of press freedom developments in Ecuador since IPI’s visit to the country in May 2012, concludes that the situation […]

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June attacks on journalists in MENA region

The International Press Institute (IPI) is concerned about the safety of journalists in the Middle East and North Africa following a number of press freedom violations that have been reported since the beginning of the month. Recent attacks on journalists in Lebanon, Iraq and Oman, and new laws on the table in Iraq, Egypt and […]

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