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Mexico: Two more journalists slain as violence toward the press escalates

Deadly violence towards the press in Mexico continues unabated as two more journalists, Yesenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera, were found slain in the Mexican state of Veracruz on May 9. This brings the number of journalists in Mexico who have been killed so far this year to 11 — making the country […]

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Afghanistan: Journalist Khalid Qaderi sentenced to prison for criticizing Taliban

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers strongly condemns the sentencing of Afghan journalist Khalid Qaderi to one year in prison on charges of spreading anti-regime propaganda and committing “espionage” for foreign media outlets. We call on the Taliban to immediately release Qaderi, drop all charges against him, and cease its campaign of […]

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Czech Republic: Independence of public broadcasters must be insulated against future attacks

Press freedom in the Czech Republic has undergone a welcome boost since the government of Prime Minister Petr Fiala came to power. The undersigned media freedom and journalists organisations today urge the new administration to use this momentum to push forward with amendments which will strengthen the institutional independence of Česká televize (Czech Television) and […]

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European Commission must take ambitious approach to European Media Freedom Act

IPI today joined 16 organisations in signing an open letter to European Commissioners Vera Jourová, Thierry Breton and Margrethe Vestager on the occasion of Europe Day urging the Commission to take an ambitious approach to the European Media Freedom Act.   Dear Commissioners, On the occasion of Europe Day 2022, celebrating peace and unity in […]

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