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IPI mourns the death of Bosnian editor Kemal Kurspahić

The International Press Institute (IPI) mourns the death of Bosnian journalist and IPI World Press Freedom Hero Kemal Kurspahić, who passed away on September 17, 2021, in Washington D.C. in the U.S. Kurspahić was a renowned Bosnian journalist and editor of the independent newspaper Oslobođenje. Later, he became managing editor of The Connection Newspapers in […]

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Croatia: Wave of abusive legal actions against Index.hr

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins its partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) is expressing serious concern about the wave of abusive legal actions against Croatian online news outlet Index.hr. Its publisher Index Promocija d.o.o. is currently facing 56 defamation lawsuits and nine further defamation suits target its journalists. Three of the […]

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Romania: Filmmakers badly beaten while shooting documentary on illegal logging

The undersigned partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) today express serious concern over the brutal beating of two filmmakers who were shooting a documentary about illegal logging in Romania and call on the country’s prosecutor general and law enforcement authorities to ensure all those responsible are swiftly brought to justice. On 16 September […]

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Slovakia: Two Denník N journalists face charges for Kuciak murder probe revelation

UPDATE 21-09-2021: Shortly after publication of this article, it was reported that the Bratislava Regional Prosecutor’s Office has annulled the criminal indictment as illegal and unfounded. IPI welcomes this vital vindication of Denník N’s public interest reporting. The IPI global network today condemns the criminal charges against two Slovak journalists from independent daily Denník N […]

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