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Spanish journalist kidnapped in Syria

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed dismay at reports of the abduction of Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas in Syria and demanded his immediate release. Marginedas, a special correspondent in Syria for the Barcelona-based newspaper El Periodico de Catalunya, went missing on Sept. 4. Yesterday, the online edition of El Periodico announced that the journalist […]

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Increasing number of journalists kidnapped in Syria

While world leaders await action from Syria on surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile, at least nine foreign journalists and numerous Syrian journalists have been kidnapped or remain missing inside the country since fighting began in 2011, research from the International Press Institute (IPI) shows. The number of journalists kidnapped every year has increased since the beginning […]

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At least six foreign reporters being held captive by pro-Assad forces and rebel forces

Syrian forces should immediately release foreign journalists currently being held captive in the country and ensure that all journalists are free to report on the civil war without the threat of abduction, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Dozens of journalists have reportedly been abducted and 11 killed in Syria so far this year […]

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IPI releases 2013 Ecuador press freedom report on heels of controversial new media law

Excessive state regulation established by Ecuador’s newly passed media law poses a serious and immediate threat to independent journalism, the International Press Institute (IPI) stated in a special report released today. The report, a comprehensive review of press freedom developments in Ecuador since IPI’s visit to the country in May 2012, concludes that the situation […]

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