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Peer support key in helping journalists cope with online abuse

Harassment and smear campaigns online increasingly affect journalists around the world, seriously impacting journalists’ ability to carry out reporting on contested topics of public interest, in part due to the corrosive effect these campaigns can have on journalists’ mental health, which can include depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For journalists targeted with online abuse, […]

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Troubled transition: cracks appear in Ethiopia’s media reform project

In October, Ethiopia’s 43-year-old reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, made international headlines by becoming the first African statesman in over a decade to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Along with his critical role in building long-term peace and international cooperation in the Horn of Africa, the Nobel Committee also recognized the young leader’s remarkable success […]

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New cybercrime bill threatens press freedom in British Virgin Islands

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today called for key segments of a new cybercrime bill in British Virgin Islands (BVI) to be reconsidered over concerns the law would stifle press freedom, particularly through online criminal defamation provisions. On October 18, the legislature […]

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New report: Hungary dismantles media freedom and pluralism

Download the report. This report reflects the initial findings of the joint mission to Hungary carried out by the International Press Institute (IPI), Article 19, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Free Press Unlimited (FPU) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF). […]

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