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IPI astounded by South Korean assault on editorial independence

On 20 October, Congressman Chung Rae Jung of the Uri party, which has a parliamentary majority, tabled a proposed amendment to the “Registration, etc. of Periodicals Act” titled, “Act on Preserving the Functions of Newspaper, etc. and Protecting the Interests of the Readers.” The act contains a number of provisions that are deeply hostile to […]

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IPI removes South Korea from Watch List

At its meeting on 18 May, 2004, the IPI Board decided to remove South Korea from the IPI Watch List, but agreed to maintain its vigilance against possible attempts within the ruling party to curtail media freedom by amending the press law. IPI, the global press freedom network with members drawn from over 120 countries, […]

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IPI Board makes decisions on Watch List countries, announces new Safety Initiative

At its meeting, held in Vienna, Austria, on 23 November 2002, the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI) unanimously agreed to keep Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Zimbabwe on the “IPI Watch List”. IPI Director Johann P. Fritz said, “The October hostage incident in Moscow shows that President Putin continues to […]

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IPI re-affirms countries on the watch list

At its meeting, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 9 May 2002, the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI) unanimously agreed to keep Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and Zimbabwe on the “IPI Watch List”. In Russia, the Executive Board found that there had been no changes to the media scene. Commenting on […]

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