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IPI launches cross-border cooperation in South Asia on Safety of Journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, and several partner media organizations today launched a cross-border cooperation to highlight attacks on journalists in South Asia to create public awareness and influence policymakers to end impunity for crimes against journalists. The project entitled “Covering and […]

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Pakistani journalists stand up against online harassment

Leading Pakistani women journalists appeared before a parliamentary committee on human rights on August 18 to address pervasive online attacks against women in the industry, after launching a campaign under the hashtag #AttacksWontSilenceUs earlier this month. The campaign, including a joint statement signed by tens of prominent journalists and organizations, describes the violent nature of […]

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Pakistan must locate, protect life of kidnapped journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed outrage over the apparent kidnapping of senior Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan. According to media reports, Jan, a senior journalist based in the capital Islamabad, went missing this morning.  His car was found with the key […]

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IPI urges Pakistan to commit to open discussion on social media rules

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today urged the government of Pakistan to have an open and transparent discussion with stakeholders on controversial new social media regulations. In January, the Pakistani government introduced new rules to regulate all social media usage in the […]

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