Latest News and Monitoring from Media Freedom Rapid Response briefings

Russia: Novaya Gazeta banned by court

The IPI global network strongly condemns the decision by a Moscow court today to revoke the licence of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta. The decision effectively bans Novaya Gazeta — whose editor-in-chief, Dmitry Muratov, received last year’s Nobel Peace Prize — from operating in Russia. IPI calls on the Russian authorities to reverse the decision […]

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Botswana: Media environment faces key risks and challenges

The independent media environment in Botswana faces key risks and challenges that require close monitoring, the IPI global network said following a three-day fact-finding visit to Botswana on August 22 to 24. Botswana’s government should affirm its stated commitment to press freedom by shoring up protections for independent journalism in the country. During our visit, […]

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Seven Ukrainian media outlets to receive 2022 Free Media Pioneer award

Seven independent Ukrainian media outlets that rose to face head-on the challenges and dangers brought by Russia’s war of aggression with courage, quality reporting, and a steadfast commitment to serving local communities at a time of immense need are the recipients of the 2022 IPI-IMS Free Media Pioneer Award. They are: ABO, Hromadske,, StopFake, […]

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IJ4EU fund opens new calls for cross-border investigative journalism

Newsrooms and freelancers eligible for funding and support Deadline for applications: October 13, 2022 The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund today, September 1, opened two new calls for cross-border investigative journalism projects in the European Union and EU candidate countries. IJ4EU’s Investigation Support Scheme will provide grants of between €5,000 and €50,000 to allow cross-border teams […]

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