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#IPIWoCo opening ceremony

From propaganda to online harassment, oppressive media laws to lack of funding, good journalism is under pressure from all sides these days. The International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2017 World Congress in Hamburg explored these challenges with a focus on the future of quality journalism and professional reporting. Watch the opening ceremony from the IPI World […]

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#IPIWoCo awards ceremony

Watch the presentation of the IPI World Press Freedom Hero Award and the Free Media Pioneer Award, both given in partnership with Copenhagen-based International Media Support (IMS), on May 18, 2017 at the IPI World Congress in Hamburg. Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror […]

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#IPIWoCo: When journalists seek refuge

Hundreds of journalists have been forced into exile, escaping war, destruction, attacks and death threats; many of them choose Germany as their second home. Exiled from their homelands they face numerous obstacles (bureaucracy, language barriers, lack of social capital, cultural differences, unemployment, etc.) How can exiled journalists contribute to the news and serve the public […]

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#IPIWoCo: Quality journalism in insecure times

Around the world, quality journalism is being challenged from all sides. The economic crisis, fuelled by rapid digital change, is putting pressure on traditional media. Connected with the rise of social media, trust in professional journalism is in decline. Moreover, political pressures are restricting freedom of expression in an increasing number of countries. What are […]

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