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Vienna Premiere of ‘Under the Wire’ (Vienna, April 29, 2019)

To mark World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI), this human world film festival and Topkino, invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie “Under the Wire”. On February 13, 2012, war correspondent and IPI World Press Freedom Hero Marie Colvin […]

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Der Fall Max Zirngast in der Türkei: Mit Strafrecht gegen die Pressefreiheit? (Wien, April 10, 2019)

Am 10.4., dem Tag vor seinem Prozessbeginn, ist der österreichische Journalist und Aktivist Max Zirngast via Skype zu Gast im Presseclub Concordia. Mit Scott Griffen vom International Press Institute spricht er über die Strafverfolgung von JournalistInnen in der Türkei. In seiner Anklageschrift wird Zirngast die Mitgliedschaft bei einer Terrororganisation unterstellt, deren Existenz nicht bewiesen ist. Die […]

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Rising Attacks on the Press: A Global Scourge (Geneva, March 19)

Around the world press freedom is under serious threat. In recent months, the brutal murders of Jamal Khashoggi, Ahmed Hussein-Suale in Ghana and Rafael Murúa Manríquez in Mexico, among others, show the trend of growing violence against the press. Nine journalists have been killed in the first five weeks of 2019 alone. As many as […]

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Slovakia: One Year after Kuciak Murder (Vienna, Feb 20)

The killing of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and fiancée Martina Kušnírová on February 21, 2018, sparked the largest protests in Slovakia since the Velvet Revolution. One year later, the crime remains unsolved. What is the current status of the murder investigation? How has Slovakia changed since the killing? Which direction is press freedom in […]

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