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Exiled Turkish journalist assaulted at home in Germany

On July 7, 2021, Turkish journalist Erk Acarer, who is living in Germany, was attacked and beaten by three assailants armed with knives who broke into his residence in the evening. Acarer, who works for BirGün, Artı TV and German outlet, received medical treatment in hospital. He later wrote on his social media accounts that his […]

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IPI joins letter urging Merkel not to compromise on core EU values in budget stalemate

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined other civil society organizations in writing to German Chancellor Angela Merkel urging her to ensure that respect for the rule of law and other core EU principles such as press freedom are not up for negotiation in the ongoing stalemate with Hungary and Poland over passing of the […]

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Journalists across EU face wave of attacks covering anti-lockdown protests

As flares illuminated Republic Square in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana in red light, photojournalist Borut Živulovič stood amongst the crowd with his camera and equipment covering anti-Covid-19 lockdown protests against the government on November 5. As he was documenting the clashes between protesters and riot police, an unidentified individual approached the photojournalist from behind and […]

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Media freedom violations in the EU under COVID-19

 The COVID-19 pandemic is having a rapid and significant effect on media freedom in the European Union, according to new research published today by IPI. The briefing paper, Media Freedom Violations in the EU under COVID-19, shows how in a short space of time, several states have implemented emergency laws and restrictions which challenge the […]

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