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Hong Kong Police should scrap decision to redefine journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, along with nine other organizations, today urged the Hong Kong Police to scrap the proposed decision to redefine journalists and to recognize all journalists accredited with the Hong Kong Journalists Association and Hong Kong Press Photographers Association. […]

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New arrests of journalists follow latest protests in Belarus

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the latest arrests of journalists and media workers covering ongoing anti-government protests by police in Belarus. In total, at least 206 journalists have now been detained in the capital Minsk and across the country since […]

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Hong Kong Police to impose government registration for journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today vehemently criticized the decision of the Hong Kong Police to stop recognizing journalists not registered with the government. The Hong Kong Police informed media organizations on September 22 that they would stop recognizing journalists who have […]

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In Hungary a government rattled by the pandemic finds new ways to suppress independent media

This article is part of IPI’s series “Europe media freedom in the shadow of Covid“. When the coronavirus pandemic hit Hungary in early March, its effects were felt through the country’s entire economy. The already beleaguered Hungarian media sector was particularly badly hit when advertising revenue fell to minuscule levels. This forced many businesses to […]

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