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IPI condemns Italy’s decision to cut public funds for media organisations

The decision by the Italian government to cut public funds for news organisations as part of the country’s 2019 budget bill has received sustained criticism from journalists’ and press freedom organisations in Italy, arguing that it threatens the existence of numerous news organisations, in particular those operating at the local level, silencing important sources of […]

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Press freedom in Poland under pressure at year’s end

Poland ends 2018 with worrying developments in the climate towards journalists. As the country enters election season, leading up to parliamentary elections in autumn 2019, two separate incidents point to rising pressure on the press. The first incident relates to independent media outlets’ coverage of the scandal at the country’s Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) in […]

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#IJ4EU: New stories on climate change denial, EU funding for far-right

Thanks to the financial support of the IJ4EU fund, cross-border teams of investigative journalists in Europe are launching new stories on networks of climate change denialists, the use of European Parliament funding by far-right parties, the Hungarian government’s lavish support for football stadiums abroad and questionable railroad tenders in Bulgaria involving hundreds of millions of euros […]

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VIDEO: Online abuse of women journalists ‘already gone too far’

Online harassment of women in journalists in Finland has already gone too far, Johanna Vehkoo, a journalist and the author of a recent book on online misogyny called The Internet of Hate and Loathing, says in a new video interview with the International Press Institute. The book collects the stories of several women in different […]

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