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Italy: PM Meloni urged to drop defamation lawsuit against newspaper Domani

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the undersigned organisations in calling for the filed against the newspaper Domani by Italy’s new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to be dropped and for the Italian Parliament to adopt a comprehensive reform of the country’s defamation laws. We note with concern that this is not the first time […]

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IPI Africa Monitoring: Journalists in Somalia, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria faced increasing attacks in October

Download the full fact sheet here Attacks against independent media in Somalia, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria intensified in October, as journalists in these countries faced numerous threats to their safety that included physical attacks and arrests, according to IPI monitoring of press freedom violations in Africa. In total, 44 press freedom violations were identified in October […]

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Slovenia: Media freedom groups back legislative efforts to depoliticise public media

The undersigned international media freedom and journalists’ organisations today outline their tentative support for reform of the law on Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO) and the urgent need to depoliticise the public service media and their oversight bodies amidst continued threats to their independence. Our organisations welcome the initiative of the new coalition government to reduce […]

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IPI Africa Monitoring: DRC, Somaliland, and Ghana witnessed highest number of press freedom violations in September

Journalists across sub-Saharan Africa faced a range of pressures in September 2022, including physical attacks, arrests and imprisonment, and censorship. The highest number of attacks occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somaliland, and Ghana, according to IPI monitoring of press freedom violations in Africa. Nearly 50 press freedom violations were identified across […]

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