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MFRR: Shocking murder of Greek TV journalist demands immediate response

The International Press Institute today joins the Media Freedom Rapid Response in expressing horror at the fatal shooting of Greek crime reporter Giorgos Karaivaz outside his house in Athens this afternoon and urging investigators to immediately establish whether the killing was related to his journalistic work. According to reports, the veteran crime reporter was gunned […]

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Interview: ‘Luckily no drugs, sex or corruption’

When Hazel Sheffield, a British freelance investigative journalist, heard that swathes of Estonian forests were being felled to feed Western Europe’s growing appetite for renewable energy, she was hooked. “It was instantly kind of weird and interesting,” she recalled. Sheffield was referring to western Europe’s booming biomass industry, which delivers a steady supply of wood […]

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Russia: Journalists covering Navalny’s imprisonment detained

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the detention of journalists covering a protest in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Russia. On Tuesday April 7, at least five journalists and media workers were detained as they were reporting from […]

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New Tanzania president to lift ban on media organizations

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today welcomed President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s decision to lift sanctions imposed on media outlets in Tanzania. The announcement by Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, suspending all bans on media organizations is a welcome first step to […]

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