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Zimbabwe press freedom suffers under pandemic

On July 30, as Zimbabweans prepared to launch a nation-wide demonstration against government corruption, armed police raided the house of investigative journalist Mduduzi Mathuthu in Bulawayo. As he was not there, police arrested his sister. The warrant issued for Mathuthu’s arrest said that he was wanted in connection with “organising and advocating for illegal demonstrations […]

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Draconian measures threaten Jordan press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the ban imposed by the Jordanian government on media organizations on reporting about the teachers’ strike. On July 25, the attorney general issued a comprehensive publishing ban on reporting the situation, the impact of which […]

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The Covid-19 crisis highlights Greece’s media problem

This article is part of IPI’s series “Media freedom in the shadow of Covid“. During the lockdown that followed the Covid-19 outbreak, the Greek government allocated €20 million to media outlets for them to carry “Stay at Home” public health messages. It outsourced the distribution of these funds to a private media shop company, thereby […]

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Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur office raided by police

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom today (August 4) condemned the raid on Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur offices by Malaysian police. According to Al Jazeera, two computers were seized in the raid, which came after local authorities announced an investigation into Al Jazeera for […]

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