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Op/Ed: The end of the free press is the beginning of wars

Editor’s note: This op/ed is being jointly published by IPI and a network of independent media outlets in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to mark World Press Freedom Day 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown us how far the dissolution of democratic institutions and the suffocation of the free […]

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New IPI report: Growing digital censorship in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today warned of a further deterioration of the media freedom situation in Turkey as it launches its report ‘Turkey: Spectre of a Digital Lockdown’. The report, published on the eve of World Press Freedom Day 2022, examines government efforts to increase digital censorship through further control of online information in […]

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IPI documents 356 media freedom attacks amidst Russia-Ukraine war

Deutsche Version The International Press Institute (IPI) has documented 356 attacks on journalists, acts of censorship and serious violations of media freedom since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to the latest figures. Published ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the data from IPI’s Ukraine War Press Freedom Tracker underscores […]

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Strengthening press freedom at home and abroad: 10 recommendations for the world’s democracies

On World Press Freedom Day 2022, IPI offers 10 recommendations for what democratic governments must do to better protect press freedom at home and around the world. In recent years, press freedom has come under siege globally as authoritarianism gains strength. Openly autocratic regimes from Belarus to Myanmar have brazenly widened their crackdowns on critical […]

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