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#IPIWoCo2016 Panel: The International Declaration for the Protection of Journalists

At least 110 journalists lost their lives in connection with their work in 2015, and perhaps as many as 35 more, according to the International Press Institute (IPI), which has led many institutions to push for concrete action to prevent further violence against journalists. One such example is the International Declaration on the Protection of […]

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#IPIWoCo2016 Panel: Obligations & Responsibilities of Media Towards Citizen Journalists

The transition from citizen journalist to Al Jazeera correspondent led to more than just a steady paycheck for Ammar Al Haj. It also led to his eventual capture by the Islamic State group. At the beginning of the uprising in Syria, Al Haj spent most of his time relaying information from his position on the […]

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#IPIWoCo2016 Panel: Digital Journalism – Is the Internet Really a Safer Place?

“Ten years ago, the Russian segment of the World Wide Web,, was the most free place in the world for independent journalism and social media,” Galina Timchenko, editor-in-chief of Riga-based Russian-language online newspaper Meduza, said during a panel titled “Digital Journalism – Is the Internet Really a Safer Place?” at the International Press Institute […]

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