Latest News and Monitoring from Media Freedom Rapid Response

Brazil: British journalist Dom Phillips killed in Amazon

The IPI global network mourns the deaths of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira who went missing in Brazil’s Amazon in early June. IPI calls on Brazilian authorities to conduct a swift and thorough investigation into this case and prosecute those responsible.  Brazilian police announced on June 17 that they had […]

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Cameroon: Authorities must investigate assault on sports reporter

The IPI global network calls on authorities in Cameroon to conduct a thorough, independent investigation against the assault, on May 18, on sports journalist Eyong Macdella Bessong from the pan-African sports online media platform Kick442. The government must ensure the safety and security of journalists. The attack on Bessong occurred at Molyko Omnisport stadium in […]

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UK: Home secretary approves extradition of Julian Assange

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed dismay over the decision by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to approve the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces prosecution under the U.S. Espionage Act. Assange, who has been held within the UK’s high-security Belmarsh prison since 2019, now has two […]

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Why section 153A of Indian Penal Code is under scrutiny

IPI’s media partners in the South Asia Cross-border journalism project in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal document press freedom violations in their countries. Imagine the Indian Penal Code as a rambling, ramshackle bazaar. Rambling, because its 23 chapters and 511 sections supply numerous legal provisions that the police and the courts would want to maintain […]

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