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#MemberComment: the bid to shutter Al Jazeera

The demand by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt that Qatar shutter Al Jazeera, as well as other media outlets, as conditions for ending their ongoing blockade of the Gulf nation represents a bid to demonize journalism that should be opposed, IPI Executive Board Member Daoud Kuttab wrote last week. In an […]

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The journalism we need can also be found online

BBC News and Current Affairs Editor James Stephenson weighs on the controversy surrounding fake news on the Internet. Stephenson argues that the web hosts a wide spectrum of news organisations: ranging from those that bring the core principles of traditional journalism to the digital realm to “news” sites that deliberatley publish false content. Stephenson joined […]

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Pioneer Award aids fight for Afghan journalists’ safety

“What I want the world to remember is to give some sort of recognition to the bravery and courage of those journalists who go to remote parts of Afghanistan to find the truth and report it to the public,” Najib Sharifi, director of the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), said as he accepted the IPI-IMS Free […]

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IPI joins renewed call to appoint OSCE media freedom representative

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined seven other leading international press freedom and free expression organisations in urging member states (“participating states”) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to fill the vacant position of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM). The organisations underscored that the next office older […]

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