Latest News and Monitoring from Media Freedom Rapid Response briefings

Russia: War censorship laws continue to suffocate independent media

The IPI global network today expressed grave concern over the continued application of the new Russian laws against discrediting or publishing “fake” information about the country’s armed forces to suppress independent reporting on the war in Ukraine. In the latest example, on June 10 a court in Kholmsk fined the local newspaper Visit 150,000 rubles […]

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Spain: Fine against photographer underscores urgent need for reform of Gag Law

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and other press freedom organisations in expressing serious concern over the recent €1,000 fine issued to Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Javier Bauluz under Spain’s controversial “Gag Law”. Our organisations believe this fine represents another example of the need for the Spanish government to […]

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Czech Republic: MFRR pushes for reforms to strengthen independence of public broadcaster

Representatives from the International Press Institute (IPI) and European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) travelled to Prague on Wednesday June 15 to meet with officials from the Ministry of Culture and push for the development of reforms which strengthen the independence of the country’s public broadcaster. During the one-day visit, the delegation met […]

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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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