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IPI, IFJ urge India to stop using sedition laws to silence journalists

Two leading media freedom organisations have issued a joint call on the Indian authorities to take urgent action to prevent the increasing use of sedition laws and other legal sanctions to threaten and silence independent journalists. In a joint letter the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the International Press Institute (IPI), urged Indian Prime […]

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Russian journalist reporting on protests kidnapped and beaten by masked men

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today called on Russian authorities in the eastern city of Khabarovsk to thoroughly investigate the kidnapping of journalist and blogger Sergey Plotnikov and immediately provide protection to ensure his safety. At around 8pm on October 15, Plotnikov, […]

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Press freedom groups write to Czech billionaire after purchase of CME media group

IPI and five other press freedom groups have today written to Czech billionaire Petr Kellner of the PPF Group to raise a number of issues regarding media ownership and editorial independence. In the open letter, the groups call on PPF and the new CEO of Central European Media Enterprises (CME) to commit publicly to uphold media freedom […]

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Right to information suffers further in Romania during pandemic

In Romania, the right to access information is often an intricate affair for journalists and citizens alike. Testimonies written in the Bucharest and regional-based press depict arbitrary refusals from authorities to release the requested data, unjustified delays and convoluted bureaucratic procedures that often end up in court. The implications for fair and timely reporting are immense […]

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