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UPDATE: IPI welcomes release of DRC journalist Joseph Kazadi Kamwanga but condemns three-week detention

The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomes the release of journalist Joseph Kazadi Kamwanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but condemns his arbitrary arrest and three-week detention as a serious press freedom violation. We also call on authorities to release all other journalists who are still in prison in the country because of their […]

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Joint statement in support of The Shift News as it faces a freedom of information battle with the government of Malta

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the undersigned free expression, press freedom, and journalists’ organisations in expressing support for The Shift News as it faces an all-out legal battle against 40 freedom of information (FOI) lawsuits brought by 40 government entities in Malta. These appeal lawsuits pose a serious threat to the country’s already […]

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Poland: Ombudsman urged to reconsider legal challenge to Polska Press acquisition

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins press freedom groups in writing to the Polish Ombudsman Marcin Wiącek to urge his office to reconsider its decision not to file a secondary appeal against a recent court ruling regarding the controversial takeover of regional publisher Polska Press by a state-controlled oil company.     Dear Polish […]

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Malta: IPI supports Shift News in unprecedented freedom of information battle

The International Press Institute (IPI) and its global network stand behind our member The Shift News as it faces an unprecedented legal battle with the Maltese government over freedom of information requests it submitted linked to expenditure of public contracts. IPI sees the case as emblematic of the problematic climate for transparency, journalists’ access to […]

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