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Successful models of local journalism blossom in Italy despite pandemic challenges

Italians have little confidence in journalism. This much was revealed in a recent Reuters Digital News Report which showed that in 2020 only 29 percent of Italians trusted their media. Concerningly, the report also pinpointed a further decline in this figure compared to the previous year, as has been the case for several years in […]

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IPI joins letter urging Merkel not to compromise on core EU values in budget stalemate

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined other civil society organizations in writing to German Chancellor Angela Merkel urging her to ensure that respect for the rule of law and other core EU principles such as press freedom are not up for negotiation in the ongoing stalemate with Hungary and Poland over passing of the […]

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Journalists across EU face wave of attacks covering anti-lockdown protests

As flares illuminated Republic Square in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana in red light, photojournalist Borut Živulovič stood amongst the crowd with his camera and equipment covering anti-Covid-19 lockdown protests against the government on November 5. As he was documenting the clashes between protesters and riot police, an unidentified individual approached the photojournalist from behind and […]

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IPI re-launches COVID-19 press freedom tracker with new features

  Nearly 500 press freedom violations in connection with COVID-19 have taken place this year, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)‘s COVID-19 Press Freedom Tracker. Since March, IPI has monitored attacks on journalists and limitations on press freedom related to the ongoing pandemic. IPI today re-launched its monitoring database, the IPI COVID-19 Press Freedom […]

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