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IPI condemns Russia’s decision to force out Deutsche Welle

Russia will close all functions of the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle in Russia. IPI strongly condemns Russia’s decision as a severe and unjustified attack on media freedom. On February 3, Russia announced it will shut down the office of German international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW). The staff of DW will lose their accreditation to […]

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Karola Wille new chair of IPI German National Committee

Dr. Karola Wille, head of the regional German public broadcaster MDR and a respected defender of press freedom and public-service broadcasting, is the new chair of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s German National Committee. Wille was first elected to lead the Leipzig-based MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, or Central German Broadcasting) in 2011 and re-elected to a […]

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#IJ4EU: New stories on climate change denial, EU funding for far-right

Thanks to the financial support of the IJ4EU fund, cross-border teams of investigative journalists in Europe are launching new stories on networks of climate change denialists, the use of European Parliament funding by far-right parties, the Hungarian government’s lavish support for football stadiums abroad and questionable railroad tenders in Bulgaria involving hundreds of millions of euros […]

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IPI urges Merkel, Macron to confront Turkey on press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron requesting the two leaders to take a firm stance against the imprisonment, intimidation and harassment of journalists in Turkey.  

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