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UK parliament report urges stronger action to defend media freedom

A new report by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament underscored the global threat to media freedom and said the UK government must “move beyond the rhetoric” and publicly shame and sanction those who attack the press. While the Committee welcomed the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s ongoing media freedom campaign, it concluded […]

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At London conference, new pledges not credible without action

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has joined more than 25 other press freedom and media development organizations in a statement calling on participating states at this week’s Global Media Freedom Conference in London to take credible steps toward improving media freedom. Read […]

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UK newsrooms increase efforts to tackle online harassment

Newsrooms in the UK have increasingly adopted measures to addressing the online harassment of journalists, according to a new International Press Institute (IPI) report today. These measures include step-by-step newsroom guidelines for preventing and reacting to online harassment; formal and informal peer support; trauma risk management and mental health first aid; guidelines for using social […]

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UK newsrooms seek social network help to curb online abuse

Social media has turned into a double-edged sword for newsrooms: It is an irreplaceable resource of news content and audience engagement but it can also expose journalists to online abuse that impacts their ability to work and causes severe distress. To fight the negative effects stemming from social media, newsrooms in the United Kingdom have […]

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