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Government’s discrediting of critical newspaper reporting damages UK press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) to write to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson raising concerns over recent moves by the government to discredit critical newspaper reporting and block particular journalists from participating in press briefings. 29 May 2020 Dear Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson […]

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Threats against journalists in Northern Ireland must stop

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, press freedom and freedom of expression organisations, journalists’ organisations, journalists and media workers condemn threats against journalists in Northern Ireland.  We, the undersigned, condemn the threats made by the South East Antrim Ulster Defence Association (UDA) against journalists at the Sunday Life and Sunday World in Northern Ireland. Early […]

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IPI urges inquiry into arrest of investigative journalist in Bulgaria

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today urged Bulgarian authorities to investigate the arrest of Bulgarian freelance journalist Dimiter Petzov following claims the arrest was staged to intimidate him. Petzov, an award-winning investigative journalist focusing on local corruption in Bulgaria, was arrested on […]

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IPI condemns arrest of journalist covering protest in Montenegro

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the detention of Montenegrin journalist Veliša Kadić and called on authorities to ensure media workers can cover protests freely and securely.  Kadić, a correspondent for the Serbian media company Večernje Novosti, was detained while covering […]

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