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IPI condemns killing of journalist in Gaza

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, journalists and media executives, today urged the Israeli government to ensure that the investigation into the killing of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja is impartial and those responsible for shooting the journalist be prosecuted. Murtaja was shot while covering a demonstration in Gaza on Friday, March […]

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Israel court urged to toss ‘SLAPP’ suit against journalist

A retired Israel Defense Forces (IDF) general’s defamation lawsuit targeting an independent journalist in Israel illustrates how libel laws can be misused to chill critical speech and the need for legislation to curb such abuse, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Israeli-Canadian journalist David Sheen faces a possible fine of 750,000 Israeli shekels (approx. […]

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Israel seeks to close Al Jazeera bureau, pull credentials

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the Israeli government’s announcement that it plans to revoke media credentials of Al Jazeera journalists, close the Qatar-based network’s office in Jerusalem and pull its broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers. Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said yesterday that the moves were aimed at bolstering Israel’s security and “to bring a […]

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Israeli troops raid media offices in Ramallah

The International Press Institute (IPI) today criticised an Israeli military raid on the offices of a broadcasting station in Ramallah early Saturday over the alleged distribution of material inciting terrorism and it urged authorities to return media equipment and documents that were seized. The raid on the West Bank headquarters of Palmedia, which provides broadcast […]

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