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Hong Kong Security Law: A Threat to Independent Journalism (July 29, 2020)

  On June 30, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress unanimously passed the Hong Kong National Security Act. The Chinese government has claimed that the law intends “to prevent, frustrate and punish the small minority of criminal acts that harm national security and to offer better protection to the safety of life and […]

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Covid-19: Reporting when the science is struggling to keep up

  The Covid-19 story mutates and changes as fast as the virus spreads. Journalism needs to respect the science, but what about when the science itself is struggling to keep up? Or when governments spread unverified claims? In this online discussion organized by International Press Institute (IPI), prominent health and science journalists and writers talked […]

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IPI Turkey: Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?

  The IPI Turkish National Committee will be hosting the webinar “Digital Censorship: Can social media be prohibited?” to mark Turkey’s Press Day, July 24, which marks the abolition of official censorship in 1908 during the late Ottoman Empire. On Friday, July 24, journalists and IPI National Committee members Banu Güven and Emre Kızılkaya and […]

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Journalism and the Black Lives Matter Protests (7 July 2020)

Reporting safely and with clarity: Journalism and the Black Lives Matter Protests Following the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing nationwide protests against institutionalized racism, American journalists have been called to witness a turning point in the country’s history. It’s forced a real-time debate about how journalists mesh their craft and moral obligations with […]

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