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IPI expresses solidarity with Austria news anchor Armin Wolf

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed solidarity with Austrian news anchor Armin Wolf, who has faced repeated verbal attacks for his critical journalism. Wolf, an evening news anchor with the public broadcaster ORF, conducted an interview last week in which he […]

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IPI urges Slovakia to investigate surveillance of journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, today called on Slovak authorities to investigate reports of systematic surveillance of journalists led by a former intelligence agent. According to Slovak media, the agent, Peter Tóth, conducted a massive, illegal surveillance operation on journalists between March 2017 and February […]

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Pakistan’s Cyril Almeida named 71st IPI Press Freedom Hero

Cyril Almeida, an editor and columnist with Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper facing treason charges following his tenacious coverage of the Pakistani state’s patronage of militant groups, has been named the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 71st World Press Freedom Hero. IPI and International Media Support (IMS) also announced the Egyptian news site Mada Masr as the recipient […]

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Journalists in Cumhuriyet case face imminent return to prison

Eight defendants in the trial against Turkey’s secular Cumhuriyet newspaper face an imminent return to prison after an appeals confirmation of their jail sentences was officially communicated to Turkey’s National Judicial Informatics System. “After spending months in pre-trial detention and after being convicted in what was essentially a show trial, eight of the defendants in Turkey’s Cumhuriyet […]

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