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#MemberNews: Greece’s ThePressProject aims to honour founder’s legacy

This June, trailblazing Greek investigative journalist and IPI member Costas Efimeros passed away, leaving behind the respected independent news site that he founded in the wake of the Greek financial crisis: ThePressProject. Despite this loss, ThePressProject’s journalists are keeping the site’s investigative mission alive. As it has from the beginning, ThePressProject relies on crowdfunding and […]

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Despite Danish repeal, blasphemy laws still common in Europe

In voting last month to repeal their country’s centuries-old blasphemy law, Danish lawmakers joined a growing trend in Europe toward securing free speech on matters related to religion. A comprehensive IPI study on criminal defamation and insult laws published in March by the Representative on Freedom of the Media of the Organization for Security and […]

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Trailblazing Greek journalist Costas Efimeros dies at 42

Respected Greek journalist and International Press Institute (IPI) member Costas Efimeros, who founded the independent investigative news site ThePressProject at the start of the Greek debt crisis, died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday, June 13 in Athens at the age of 42. He had a history of heart problems and previously suffered a heart attack […]

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Greek journalist arrested on libel charges

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the arrest of prominent Greek investigative journalist Kostas Vaxevanis on charges of libelling the wife of the head of Greece’s central bank. Vaxevanis was detained yesterday morning after appearing voluntarily at a police station in Athens. A prosecutor later ordered his release pending preliminary investigation. According to Greek […]

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