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In Poland, media coverage of mayor’s killing underscores polarization

The death of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed at a charity event on Jan. 13, has shocked Poland. While tragedies of this kind can help bring people together, the killing has instead underscored the polarization of Poland’s media landscape. As Poland heads towards parliamentary elections this fall, Adamowicz’s death has highlighted how the […]

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IPI urges Slovak lawmakers to reject right of reply for politicians

Lawmakers in Slovakia should reject a bill legally mandating a right of reply for politicians and public officials who claim their honour or reputation has been damaged in media reports, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. The Slovak parliament is set for a final reading on the measure, introduced by Slovakia’s ruling Smer party, […]

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Global appeal marks 1000 days behind bars for Nedim Türfent

Over 650 writers, journalists, publishers, artists, and activists are calling for the immediate and unconditional release of news editor, reporter and poet Nedim Türfent. Today marks 1,000 days since he was arrested and sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison on trumped-up terrorism charges following an unfair trial, during which numerous witnesses said […]

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Hungarian investigative journalism gets boost from IJ4EU grants

From Hungarian taxpayers’ money spent on neighbouring countries football clubs to Russian spies operating in Hungary, the inaugural round of the IJ4EU grants, which support cross-border investigative journalism in the EU, funded many Hungarian journalistic projects in 2018. The International Press Institute (IPI) talked to the journalists who did the leg work, and their insights […]

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