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Turkey: IPI concerned over establishment of “Centre for Combating Disinformation”

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers is concerned by the Turkish government’s lack of transparency around a newly established “Centre for Combating Disinformation”, which the government announced recently via Twitter. Although the centre’s purpose remains unclear, the prospect of granting a government body a mandate to combat “disinformation” raises serious alarm – especially […]

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IPI conducts press freedom visits to Mozambique and Botswana

The International Press Institute (IPI) will carry out fact-finding visits to Mozambique and Botswana from August 15 to 24 to investigate the press freedom environment and support independent journalism in both countries. A high-level IPI delegation led by IPI Executive Board Chair Khadija Patel will meet with a range of stakeholders in Maputo and Gaborone, […]

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Calling all newsrooms: Four innovation support schemes open for applications

The Media Innovation Europe consortium is excited to announce the launch of four new calls for newsroom innovation, business strategy and digital transition projects for publishers across Europe.  The Transition Accelerator, Deep-Dive Business Consultancies, and Audience-Engaged Journalism Grants are open to applicants until 28 October 23:59 CEST. IPI is also opening a two-year rolling application […]

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South Sudan: IPI calls for release of VOA journalist

The IPI global network condemns the arrest and detention of Voice of America correspondent Diing Magot in South Sudan and calls on authorities to release her. On August 7, South Sudan police arrested Diing Magot while she was covering a protest staged by disgruntled youth over unemployment, social and economic hardship, and insecurity in the […]

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