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Groups urge Syria’s Assad to release Mazen Darwish

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined with 23 other free expression groups in an open letter calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to release imprisoned Syrian activist and lawyer Mazen Darwish and two of his colleagues. The groups signing yesterday’s letter are members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), a global network of […]

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IPI calls on Syria to free World Press Freedom Hero Mazen Darwish

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on the Syrian government to release IPI World Press Freedom Hero Mazen Darwish, who has been imprisoned for over three years on spurious terrorism charges. IPI also called for the release of two of Darwish’s colleagues from the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) detained […]

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Syrian Mazen Darwish named IPI World Press Freedom Hero

The International Press Institute (IPI) today named as its 67th World Press Freedom Hero prominent Syrian lawyer and human rights defender Mazen Darwish, who has advocated for media freedom in his country for more than 10 years, and for the last three from behind bars. IPI also announced Mexican journalists’ network Periodistas de a Pie […]

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Islamists behead second American journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed outrage at the beheading of freelance American journalist Steven Sotloff by a militant affiliated with the Islamic State. “There are no words to truly express the shock, sadness and outrage we feel over the reports of the brutal murder of Mr. Sotloff,” IPI Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie […]

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