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Slovenian media move to defend themselves, but face complex challenges

This piece is published in collaboration with Delo as part of a content series on threats to independent media in Central Europe. Read more. The article is translated and adapted from a Slovenian-language version, which is available to read on Delo’s website. The Slovenian media have survived the pandemic, along with two years of the right-wing […]

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Belarus: Two years of state terror against independent journalism

Two years on from the fraudulent presidential election and the wide-ranging crackdown that followed, IPI and our global network today renew our steadfast support for persecuted Belarusian journalists and call on the international community not to lose sight of the severity of the regime’s brutal clampdown on press freedom. Since the election on August 9, […]

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Nigeria should withdraw arbitrary fines on broadcasters for airing BBC documentaries

The IPI global network condemns the arbitrary fines imposed on Nigerian broadcasters Trust TV, Multichoice Nigeria Limited, TelCom Satellite Limited, and NTA-Startimes Limited after the stations aired documentaries by BBC Africa Eye on insecurity in Nigeria. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) fined the outlets 5 million naira (11,500 euro) each for “glorifying terrorism” after a […]

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Serbia: REM’s awarding of TV licences underscores media pluralism and media diversity failure

Serbia’s Regulatory Body for Electronic Media (REM) has recently concluded the process of awarding four national FTA TV licences. The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) consortium and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (NUNS) previously criticised the process around this decision, which lacked transparency and did not comply with international media freedom standards. The decision […]

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