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Hungary: Media freedom groups welcome EU court referral over Klubrádió frequency

The undersigned media freedom and freedom of expression organisations today welcome the European Commission’s decision to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union over the February 2021 decision of the country’s Media Council to force independent broadcaster Klubrádió from the airwaves. This decision by the EU’s executive body to take Hungary […]

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Antonio de la Cruz becomes the 12th journalist killed in Mexico this year

Antonio de la Cruz became the 12th journalist killed this year in Mexico after he was shot dead near his home in Ciudad Victoria in northeastern Mexico on June 29. IPI is alarmed about the rate of attacks towards the press in the country and calls for the authorities to thoroughly investigate the killings of […]

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Bangladesh: Journalist Hasibur Rahman Rubel found dead days after going missing

The IPI global network mourns the death of journalist Hasibur Rahman Rubel, who went missing in Kushtia in western Bangladesh on July 3 and was found dead several days later.  IPI calls on authorities to carry out a swift and thorough investigation to determine the circumstances of his death and whether he was killed in […]

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Kashmir: Unabated attacks against journalists exacerbate media repression

IPI continues to monitor and document the alarming deterioration of press freedom in the region, which has significantly worsened since the Indian government revoked the state’s special status three years ago. This decline has occurred amid broader attacks on press freedom in India under the government of conservative nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Bharatiya […]

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