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#IPIWoCo 2022 Recap: Life on the press freedom frontline

During Day 2 of IPI’s World Congress at Columbia University in New York City, panelists from India, Myanmar, Russia, Pakistan and Central America talked about what it’s like to have front-row seats to the deterioration of press freedom. A changed media landscape, a lack of local independent media, disappearing sources, and the weaponization of disinformation […]

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IPI General Assembly Resolution: Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh

The members of the International Press Institute (IPI), meeting at their 71st annual General Assembly during the IPI World Congress on September 8, 2022 in New York City, adopted by unanimous vote a resolution calling for full justice for the killing of Palestinian-American journalist and IPI World Press Freedom Hero Shireen Abu Akleh.  On May […]

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#IPIWoCo: Maria Ressa: Weaponization of disinformation eroding democracy

Regulation of big tech and social media platforms is urgently required to tackle the spread of falsehoods and the increasing political weaponization of disinformation online, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa told IPI’s World Congress 2022 in New York. Speaking at a panel entitled “Holding the line for journalism”, Ressa, the CEO of news outlet […]

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#IPIWoCo: Day 1 Wrap-Up

The IPI 2022 World Congress kicked off yesterday on the campus of Columbia University in New York City – the same location where IPI was founded 72 years ago, in 1950. This year’s Congress is focused on how independent journalism can meet the challenges of the moment. With journalists, editors and media thought leaders from […]

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