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Deus ex lex: The long and tortured road of Serbian media reform

“Lex non a rege est violanda,” – “The law must not be violated even by the king”, states a Latin legal maxim. But, in a recent saga over new media laws in Serbia it was never so much about the laws themselves as it was about those implementing them.  Two milestone laws that define the […]

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Hungary: Draft Sovereignty Protection Act poses fresh threat to independent media

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joins partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) consortium in warning the European Union about the chilling impact that the Hungarian ruling party’s proposed Sovereignty Protection Act will have on what remains of the country’s embattled independent media community. Our organisations stress that while media are not named […]

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Mexico: November sees escalation in violence against the press

The International Press Institute (IPI) expresses its renewed alarm over the continued extreme level of violence against journalists in Mexico. Recent incidents, including the killing of two journalists in November alone and the kidnapping of three others, underscore the urgency of addressing this violence. Mexican authorities must ensure an environment where journalists can carry out […]

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EU: Protection of journalists’ sources in EMFA must align with human rights standards

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined media freedom and civil society organisations in writing to EU institutions to urge negotiators to ensure the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) includes strong protections for the protection of journalists’ sources in line with international human rights standards. Read the full letter below ———————————————————————— With the European Media […]

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