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Attackers of Serbian radio host Daško Milinović must be prosecuted

Government officials in Serbia must condemn the brutal attack against journalist and radio host Daško Milinović that occurred in Novi Sad on April 16 and ensure that law enforcement authorities bring those responsible to justice, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. At around 6.45am, the host of the satirical “Daško & Mlađa” radio show […]

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Greece: MFRR urges thorough investigation into murder of Giorgos Karaivaz

The International Press Institute (IPI) today publishes a letter sent by the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) to ministers in the Greek government and the chief of Hellenic police which urged them to ensure a swift and thorough investigation into the murder of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz. ———————— To: Minister for Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrisochoidis Minister of […]

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Two years without justice for murdered Northern Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Sunday 18 April 2021 marks two years since Lyra McKee was shot dead while reporting on riots in Derry. Still no one has been convicted of her murder. As we honour Lyra McKee and reiterate our call for justice, the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners also express our grave concern over the recent increase […]

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Spike in intimidation against journalists in Italy during pandemic

On the evening of 24 October, Italian journalist Raffaella Cosentino was sent to Palermo to cover a protest against the government’s COVID-19 measures organized by bar and restaurant owners. After the announcement of a new curfew in Italy at the end of October, many in the hospitality industry reacted with anger and took to the […]

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