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IPI joins international call on Syrian authorities to drop charges against press freedom hero Mazen Darwish, two others

In a joint global effort, the International Press Institute (IPI), the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) and fifteen other international organisations today called on Syrian authorities to drop all charges against recently released Syrian journalist and IPI World Press Freedom Hero Mazen Darwish and two colleagues, Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Gharir. […]

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IPI World Press Freedom Hero Mazen Darwish released from prison

Renowned Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish, the International Press Institute’s (IPI) 2015 World Press Freedom Hero, was freed today after spending nearly three-and-a-half years behind bars in his home country on spurious terrorism charges. Yara Bader, Mazen’s wife and the director of the Syrian Centre for Media Freedom (SCM), the organisation founded by Darwish in 2004 to protect […]

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Court postpones Mazen Darwish’s court date again

A Syrian judge yesterday postponed the trial of IPI World Press Freedom Hero Mazen Darwish again, but in a troubling move set no new court date. The development is particularly concerning given the fact that Darwish and his fellow imprisoned colleagues from the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) – Hussain Ghrer […]

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Groups raise alarm over whereabouts of imprisoned Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish

The International Press Institute (IPI) today said it was deeply concerned for the well-being of three detained Syrian human-rights defenders, including journalist and IPI World Press Freedom Hero Mazen Darwish, who local activists say have been unaccounted for since early this month. Darwish, the founding president of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression […]

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