Latest News and Monitoring from Media Freedom Rapid Response briefings

#IPIWoCo: Dmitry Muratov: Russia faces total eradication of independent journalism

The elimination of all independent media and critical journalism in Russia has “come to its conclusion” after the war in Ukraine, leaving citizens completely exposed to propaganda and the Kremlin with total control over the information sphere, Nobel Peace Prize-winning-editor Dmitry Muratov told the IPI World Congress 2022. Speaking at the opening session at Columbia […]

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Turkey: Twenty journalists including TGS leadership blacklisted by police

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined the partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in expressing solidarity with the twenty journalists blacklisted by the Turkish General Directorate of Security (EGM) for their writing and joined Turkey’s Journalists Union (TGS) in denouncing an apparent attempt to intimidate independent journalists and trade unionists. On […]

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Local official arrested in murder of Las Vegas journalist Jeff German

The IPI global network strongly condemns the apparent targeted killing of veteran Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, who was stabbed to death outside his home in western Las Vegas on September 2, 2022. On September 7, police arrested Robert Telles, an elected official who serves as the Clark County public administrator and who was […]

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Serbia: Support for OK Radio as it faces intimidation by powerful businessperson

The partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today express support and solidarity with embattled broadcaster OK Radio and urge Serbian law enforcement authorities to put an end to the dangerous campaign of harassment and pressure exerted on the media outlet by a powerful local businessperson. Over the last few months, OK Radio, […]

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