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Media freedom violations in the EU under COVID-19

 The COVID-19 pandemic is having a rapid and significant effect on media freedom in the European Union, according to new research published today by IPI. The briefing paper, Media Freedom Violations in the EU under COVID-19, shows how in a short space of time, several states have implemented emergency laws and restrictions which challenge the […]

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Albania urged to reject draconian new media laws

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, joined seven other international media freedom organizations in calling the Parliament of Albania to reject a so-called “defamation package” of media laws that would empower the authorities to shut down online media without judicial oversight. The full letter, […]

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Coalition finds ‘deteriorating’ press freedom in Albania

Press freedom in Albania is “deteriorating”, a coalition of press freedom organizations including the International Press Institute (IPI) said today following a three-day mission to the southeastern European country. In its preliminary findings, the coalition highlighted numerous challenges to independent journalism in Albania, including unresolved physical attacks against journalists, smear campaigns targeting the critical press […]

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IPI to join press freedom mission to Albania

From June 18 to 21 a coalition of seven international press freedom organizations will carry out a joint advocacy mission to Albania, focusing on improving the situation of press freedom and the safety of journalists. The mission will meet with journalists, editors, media owners, civil society representatives, members of the diplomatic community and high-level Albanian […]

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