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Ukraine: French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff killed by Russian shelling

The IPI global network mourns the death of the French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, who was tragically killed by Russian shelling in the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine on May 30. Leclerc-Imhoff had been a cameraman and reporter for the national TV station BFMTV since 2016. We express our deepest condolences to his family, friends, […]

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Somaliland: Two journalists jailed for reporting on a prison fight

The IPI global network calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Somaliland journalists Mohamed Adbi Sheikh Mohamed of MM Somali TV and Adijabar Mohamed Hussein of Horncable. The two journalists were sentenced to 16-month prison terms on May 23 by a court in Hargeisa for reporting on a prison fight at Hargeisa Central Prison. […]

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Turkey: Leading local journalism organizations call for withdrawal of ‘disinformation law’

A law that was formed without any consultation with journalists and media organizations cannot be a remedy to disinformation. As seven leading journalism organizations, including the International Press Institute (IPI) National Committee in Turkey, we are concerned that the proposed law on disinformation could lead to one of the heaviest censorship and self-censorship mechanisms in […]

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Italy: Concern after authorities search Report editorial office and home of journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) and partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today express serious concern over the searches carried out by police at the offices of Rai 3’s investigative programme ‘Report’ and the home of investigative journalist Paolo Mondani. We urge the Italian Anti-Mafia Investigative Directorate (DIA) to provide assurances that […]

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