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Cyril Almeida: Pakistan faces ‘worst censorship in a generation’

Cyril Almeida, an editor and columnist at Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper and the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 71st World Press Freedom Hero, faces treason charges following his tenacious coverage of the Pakistan state’s patronage of militant groups. In Pakistan, treason is a capital offence. There is only one punishment for the charges against Almeida: death by hanging. […]

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Pakistani, Egyptian journalists awarded at IPI World Congress

Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida received the 2019 International Press Institute (IPI) World Press Freedom Hero award at a special ceremony as part of the 2019 IPI World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 5. At the same ceremony, the 2019 Free Media Pioneer award was conferred on Egyptian news site Mada Masr. Both awards are […]

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Pakistan’s Cyril Almeida named 71st IPI Press Freedom Hero

Cyril Almeida, an editor and columnist with Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper facing treason charges following his tenacious coverage of the Pakistani state’s patronage of militant groups, has been named the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 71st World Press Freedom Hero. IPI and International Media Support (IMS) also announced the Egyptian news site Mada Masr as the recipient […]

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Pakistan lifts censorship of state media in step toward press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, has welcomed the decision of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to lift censorship on state-run Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan. “The announcement by the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan that state media will be allowed editorial independence appears to be an important […]

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