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IPI members urge EU states to defend media freedom

Members of the International Press Institute (IPI) today urged Germany and other EU member states, as well as the EU itself, to embrace their role as defenders of human rights globally, including the rights to freedom of expression and the press, amid troubling times for media freedom. The members made the call in a resolution […]

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#IPIWoCo interviews Ute Brucker on covering terrorism

Ute Brucke, head of the Foreign News Department at SWR, moderated the panel “Terrorism & News Media: Publishing News, Publicizing Terrorism” at the 2017 IPI World Congress in Hamburg, on May 19, 2017.

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Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 69th World Press Freedom Hero. IPI also announced today the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee as the recipient of the 2017 Free Media Pioneer […]

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Study: Insulting foreign leaders a crime in 18 OSCE states

Just over one year ago, German satirist Jan Böhmermann performed a reading of a vulgar poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that would unleash both a debate about the limits of satire and the fury of Turkey’s thin-skinned strongman. Despite German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to grant Erdoğan’s request to allow a case against […]

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