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Greece: Transparency authority must comply with court ruling on media advertising campaign

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed serious concern over the recent decision by Greece’s National Transparency Authority (NTA) to continue to block the release of information about the politically-motivated allocation of state advertising funding to the media during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. IPI believes the recent rejection decision by the NTA […]

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Russia: War censorship laws continue to suffocate independent media

The IPI global network today expressed grave concern over the continued application of the new Russian laws against discrediting or publishing “fake” information about the country’s armed forces to suppress independent reporting on the war in Ukraine. In the latest example, on June 10 a court in Kholmsk fined the local newspaper Visit 150,000 rubles […]

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Spain: Fine against photographer underscores urgent need for reform of Gag Law

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and other press freedom organisations in expressing serious concern over the recent €1,000 fine issued to Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Javier Bauluz under Spain’s controversial “Gag Law”. Our organisations believe this fine represents another example of the need for the Spanish government to […]

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Czech Republic: MFRR pushes for reforms to strengthen independence of public broadcaster

Czech version below Representatives from the International Press Institute (IPI) and European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) travelled to Prague on Wednesday June 15 to meet with officials from the Ministry of Culture and push for the development of reforms which strengthen the independence of the country’s public broadcaster. During the one-day visit, […]

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