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IPI condemns arrest of Philippine editor Maria Ressa

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, today strongly condemned the arrest of Maria Ressa, founder of the news website Rappler, by the Philippine authorities on libel charges. Ressa was arrested today in Manila by National Bureau of Investigation officials in connection with a “cyber libel” case filed […]

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Report: Urgent action needed to protect press freedom in Europe

Press freedom in Europe is more fragile now than at any time since the end of the Cold War. That is the alarming conclusion of a report launched today by the 12 partner organizations of the Council of Europe Platform to promote the protection of Journalism and safety of journalists. The report, “Democracy at Risk”, […]

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IPI now accepting nominations for 2019 Hero and Pioneer awards

Send in your nominations for the 2019 World Press Freedom Hero and Free Media Pioneer awards! The International Press Institute (IPI) and International Media Support (IMS) are now accepting nominations for the 2019 IPI World Press Freedom Hero Award and the 2019 IPI-IMS Free Media Pioneer Award. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2019. […]

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Finland sets precedent in sentencing journalists’ harassers

Despite working in a country that routinely tops press freedom rankings, Finnish journalists increasingly face a new threat to press freedom: online harassment. And until recently in the country, harassment campaigns against journalists had largely gone unpunished. The year 2018, however, saw a positive shift, with courts handing down convictions for abusive online attacks and […]

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