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Poland: Purge of editors begins despite court ruling suspending purchase of Polska Press

The Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today calls on Poland’s state-controlled oil giant PKN Orlen to immediately halt its interference in the newsrooms and editorial independence of Polska Press media and to fully respect the court’s interim decision suspending its purchase of the publisher pending a review. The MFRR warns that yesterday the long-expected purge […]

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WPFD 2021: Attacks on press freedom growing bolder amid rising authoritarianism

Authoritarian and illiberal-minded regimes are becoming increasingly emboldened in their efforts to stifle independent media, the International Press Institute (IPI) warned ahead of World Press Freedom Day 2021. Brutal crackdowns on the press are unfolding openly across the globe. After seizing power in a coup on February 1, Myanmar’s military junta has arrested more than […]

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Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis under police protection after death contract reports

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed grave concern over reports of a death contract taken out against Greek journalist and media owner Kostas Vaxevanis and urged authorities to carry out a swift investigation to identify all those involved. On 23 April, […]

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MFRR writes to Albanian PM after seizure order against news outlet Lapsi

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFFR) in writing to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama to express deep concern over the recent seizure order approved by a judge against online news outlet Lapsi.al after it revealed the existence of a massive voter database.  ————– To: Edi […]

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