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Haitian journalist killed amid rising violence against press

The IPI global network calls on Haiti to investigate the killing of journalist Fritz Dorilas. Authorities must determine the motive behind the attack and ensure the safety of journalists in the country. Dorilas was shot and killed near his home in the northeast of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, on November 5. According to news reports, […]

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Myanmar: Junta bans independent news outlet The Irrawaddy

The IPI global network condemns the recent decision by Myanmar’s ruling military junta to ban the independent media outlet The Irrawaddy. The military regime should immediately reverse this move and allow independent media in the country to operate freely. The ordered closure of The Irrawaddy came in a statement issued by state media on October […]

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Malta: No substantial reform five years after Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

Two days before the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, two brothers were each sentenced to 40 years in prison for their role in the journalist’s assassination. Despite this significant turn of events, the fight for full justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia remains characterised by lengthy court delays, police inaction […]

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Senegal: IPI calls for release of journalist Pape Alé Niang

The IPI global network condemns the arrest in Senegal of journalist Pape Alé Niang, a journalist working with the online news platform Dakar Matin. IPI calls on authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Alé Niang. Separately, IPI condemns the assault on Fatou Dione, a Senegalese journalist working with the online news platform Buurs News. On […]

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