Latest News and Monitoring from Media Freedom Rapid Response briefings

Crackdown on Iranian journalists continues amid anti-government protests

The IPI global network is deeply alarmed by the arrests of at least 60 Iranian journalists and increasing internet restrictions amid nationwide protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in September. Authorities must immediately release all detained journalists in Iran and must cease blocking access to vital information and communications platforms.  The Iranian government […]

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Kosovo and Albania: Assessing media freedom and protection for journalists

Between 15 and 18 November 2022, partners of the Council of Europe’s Platform on Safety of Journalists will visit Kosovo and Albania to assess the current state of media freedom and protection for journalists in the two countries. The International Press Institute (IPI) will join the mission along with ARTICLE 19, the Committee to Protect […]

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Italy: Journalists brace for impact as Giorgia Meloni’s new government begins

“On World Press Freedom Day my thanks go to the many journalists who fight for the truth. We will always be at their side against all forms of censorship and imposition of the single thought.”  With these words Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Fratelli d’Italia party, commented on the anniversary of 3 May earlier this […]

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IJ4EU fund awards €450,000 to 13 investigative projects in Europe

An independent jury has awarded a combined €450,000 to 13 cross-border reporting teams under the latest call for applications to the flagship grant scheme of IPI’s IJ4EU fund. The Investigation Support Scheme grants will allow journalists based in the European Union, EU candidate countries and beyond to collaborate on topics ranging from surveillance, security and […]

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