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Guinea: One year after coup, transitional authorities must protect press

Between May and August 2022, at least 14 journalists were detained or attacked in Guinea, including by security forces and public officials as well as protestors. One year after Guinea’s September 2021 military coup, IPI reminds Guinea’s transitional government authorities that independent media and press freedom are indispensable for a democratic transition. We call on […]

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Albania: Journalist Isa Myzyraj must receive fair trial against former top prosecutor

IPI today joined the undersigned media freedom organisations and journalist unions and associations in expressing concern about the defamation lawsuit filed against journalist Isa Myzyraj, who works for Ora News, by Elizabeta Imeraj. Formerly Tirana’s top prosecutor, Imeraj was fired in April 2022 as part of the justice reform process for causing a loss of trust in […]

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#IPIWoCo: Heroic journalism honoured during award ceremony at Columbia University

Heroic journalism and courageous independent reporting from around the world were honoured during the award ceremony at the International Press Institute’s (IPI) World Congress at Columbia University in New York on September 9. The annual World Press Freedom Hero award was presented to Carlos Dada, editor-in-chief and co-founder of the pioneering online news site El […]

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#IPIWoCo Recap: Local News on the Frontline of Democracy

Local journalism is under threat: Newsrooms are closing and shedding reporters, meaning there are fewer watchdogs keeping local officials honest. This is how Scott Kraft, editor-at-large at the Los Angeles Times and moderator of this panel on local news at the IPI World Congress 2022, introduced the session.  Local news is on the frontline, holding […]

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