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Egypt: Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Taha sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers strongly condemns the sentencing in absentia of Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Taha to 15 years in prison in Egypt on charges of “spreading false news”. This judgment should be immediately reversed.  We also call on the Egyptian government to release all journalists currently being imprisoned in […]

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Is Bulgaria the weak link in Europe’s fight against Russian disinformation? (Capital)

This piece is published in collaboration with Capital as part of a content series on threats to independent media in Central Europe. Read more. The article is also available to read on Capital’s website. If the media is considered a weapon during wartime, Bulgaria is likely to shoot itself in the foot. Western nations mustered an unprecedented unified […]

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Turkey: Broadcast regulator fines four critical TV stations

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers strongly condemns the decision by Turkey’s broadcast regulator to fine four critical TV stations for airing corruption allegations involving President Erdoğan and his family. We call on the government and state bodies to cease their harassment of the independent press in Turkey.  The Turkish Radio and […]

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IJ4EU relaunches: €1.23M in grants for watchdog journalism in Europe

  IJ4EU relaunches with €1.23 million for cross-border investigations in EU and candidate countries in 2022/23 Journalists in Ukraine also eligible for support Grants of up to €50,000 plus training, mentoring and legal assistance New masterclasses to help journalists improve their chances of getting funding First call for applications in September     The Investigative […]

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