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Albania: PM Edi Rama must reverse journalist press conference ban

The International Press Institute (IPI) was today joined by international press freedom organisations in writing an open letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama to protest against his move to ban journalists from attending government press conferences. Read Albanian translation below     Subject: Open letter to Prime Minister Edi Rama from international press freedom groups […]

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IPI joins Africa media stakeholders in strengthening the Digital Platform for the Safety of Journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, publishers and leading journalists for media freedom, has formally joined the media stakeholders in Africa engaged in the Digital Platform for the Safety of Journalists (, having signed a partnership agreement to strengthen the platform. “I welcome this much-needed support from our partner the International […]

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Philippines: Radio commentator Federico “Ding” Gempesaw shot dead

The IPI global network calls for an immediate investigation into the killing of Filipino journalist Federico “Ding” Gempesaw, a radio commentator who was shot by two gunmen on the morning of June 29. We demand justice for his killing and urge authorities to take all possible steps to safeguard journalists from further attacks.  Gempesaw was […]

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Pakistan: Veteran journalist Iftikhar Ahmed shot and killed

The IPI global network is shocked and saddened by the killing of veteran Pakistani journalist Iftikhar Ahmed, who was fatally shot by an unidentified attacker in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwestern Pakistan on July 2. IPI strongly condemns his killing and urges Pakistani authorities to conduct a swift, thorough, and independent investigation and to […]

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