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Under threat, local newsrooms innovate to survive in Georgia

In its 30 years of independence, Georgia has faced deep political polarization. The news media landscape itself has come to reflect these divisions, resulting in societal tension. Meanwhile, media capture has dramatically reduced the state of press freedom in Georgia. Despite these challenges at the national level, there is room for hope at the local […]

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Philippines: IPI Board member Maria Ressa acquitted of tax evasion

The International Press Institute welcomes today’s acquittal of IPI Executive Board member and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa on four tax evasion charges that were part of a campaign of legal harassment against her. A clear victory for press freedom, this ruling must lead to the end of the Philippine government’s attacks against Ressa […]

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Burundi: IPI reiterates call for release of journalist Floriane Irangaibye

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of publishers, editors and journalists, reiterates its call on authorities in Burundi to release Rwanda-based journalist Floriane Irangabiye, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison earlier this month, and drop charges against her. Authorities in Burundi, instead of stifling the work of journalists, must respect press […]

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Kazakhstan: Authorities must investigate intimidation of journalist Dinara Yegeubayeva

The International Press Institute (IPI) calls upon authorities in Kazakhstan to thoroughly investigate an apparent arson attack on a car belonging to independent journalist Dinara Yegeubayeva. On the early hours of Saturday, January 14, what police later said were five underage culprits set fire to the journalist’s car. The suspects also threw a brick through […]

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