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Ethiopia: 19 media workers detained in May as press freedom situation deteriorates

IPI condemns the illegal detention of  19 Ethiopian journalists and media workers who were arrested by security forces in Addis Ababa and the Amhara region as part of an “anti-crime operation” for offenses that include “incitement to violence” and other vague offenses. The arrests began May 10 when Muhayadin Abdullahi, an Oromo journalist and editor […]

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What next for Hungarian-owned media in Slovenia? (Delo)

This piece is published in collaboration with Delo as part of a content series on threats to independent media in Central Europe. Read more. The article is also available to read in Slovenian on Delo’s website. During the last few years, when Janez Janša, a good friend of the Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán, was the Slovenian Prime Minister, […]

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India: Journalist Subhash Kumar Mahto shot and killed

The IPI global network calls on authorities to conduct a thorough and fact-based investigation into the killing of  journalist Subhash Kumar Mahto in the village of Sakho in the Begusarai district of India on May 20. Authorities must determine the motive for this murder and prosecute those responsible. Mahto was shot in the head from […]

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Why Czech media freedom remains fragile after 2021 election

This piece is published in collaboration with HlidaciPes as part of a content series on threats to independent media in Central Europe. Read more. After a coalition of the Czech Republic’s traditional parties won the 2021 election, ousting oligarch Andrej Babiš, there was hope for widespread media reform in the country – but so far those hopes have […]

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