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Italy: Lawsuits against Saviano and Domani highlight wider SLAPP problem

In recent weeks there has been much talk in Italy about a recently opened legal case against the journalist and writer Roberto Saviano, who is accused of defamation in a lawsuit filed in 2020 by Giorgia Meloni, the new prime minister. Saviano had called Meloni and Lega leader Matteo Salvini ‘bastards’ during a La7 television […]

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Human Rights Day: IPI launches ad campaign in South Asia calling for action to protect press freedom and the safety of journalists 

On Human Rights Day, the IPI global network calls for action to protect freedom of the press and the safety of journalists in South Asia, amid increasing attacks on independent journalism and waning respect for human rights by governments across the region.  To mark Human Rights Day on December 10, IPI has joined with seven […]

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Nigeria: As election nears, political leaders must respect press freedom

The IPI global press freedom network calls on political figures in Nigeria to respect press freedom and ensure that journalists can work freely and safely during the run-up to the general elections in February 2023.  On November 16, an aide to Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor and who is the gubernatorial candidate of the […]

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Latvia: Media regulator urged not to revoke Dozhd license pending court review

The undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today express serious concern over the decision by Latvia’s National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) to revoke the broadcast license of exiled independent Russian TV station Dozhd, which is based in Riga. Given the clear implications for media freedom, our organisations urge the regulator to […]

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