Latest News and Monitoring from Media Freedom Rapid Response

Slovakia: Profound disappointment as suspected mastermind in Ján Kuciak murder acquitted again

Following today’s acquittal of the suspected mastermind in the killing of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak, the International Press Institute (IPI) joins the undersigned international media freedom and journalist organisations in expressing our profound disappointment, renews our call for justice and conveys our steadfast solidarity with the families of Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová. […]

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Guatemala: News outlet elPeriódico closes as founder remains jailed

The IPI global network is deeply alarmed by the deteriorating press freedom conditions in Guatemala following the closure of news outlet elPeriódico. We call on the government to put a halt to the harassment of journalists in Guatemala and to respect press freedom.  On May 15, one of Guatemala’s most well-known and critical outlets, elPeriódico, […]

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IPI monitoring: Journalists in Nigeria, DRC face continuing attacks

Nigeria and DRC continue to have some of the highest number of press freedom threats and violations in Africa, according to IPI’s monitoring data for the month of February. This has been noted in previous IPI press freedom monitoring reports in the region, including in our November and December 2022 factsheets.  A total of 61 […]

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IPI monitoring: Press freedom under threat in Kenya, Nigeria

Journalists across Africa continued to bring the public critical news and information about elections, political protests, and conflict, while also facing risks to their safety and security, as IPI’s monitoring of press freedom violations for the month of March showed.  According to IPI data on press freedom threats and violations, 103 incidents were identified across […]

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