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Slovak opinion writer charged with ‘defaming’ religious believers

Slovak prosecutors should drop charges against an opinion writer accused of defaming religious believers, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, said today. The opinion writer, Michal Havran, is accused of defaming the faith of Catholic believers through a 2018 article in which he mocked and sharply […]

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Egypt moves to brand ‘opposition’ media as terrorist entities

Egyptian lawmakers should reject legislation that would allow media outlets to be branded as “terrorist entities”, the International Press Institute, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, said today. Last week, the Egyptian parliament’s legislative and constitutional affairs committee approved an amendment to the Egyptian penal code which would […]

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IPI condemns closure of four media outlets in Sudan

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the shutdown of four media outlets in Sudan. On January 7, the country’s Sovereign Council ordered two newspapers, Al-Sudani and Al-Rai al-Aam, and two private satellite channels, Al-Shorouk and Taiba TV to shut down their […]

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Burundi journalists sentenced to prison

The sentencing of four journalists in Burundi to prison on charges of undermining state security is a serious blow to press freedom in the East African country, the International Press Institute, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, said today. On January 30, a court in Bubanza convicted the four journalists from […]

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