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Turkish Supreme Court upholds harsh prison sentence for Nedim Türfent

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, expressed profound dismay over today’s decision by Turkey’s Supreme Court of Cassation upholding a nearly nine-year jail sentence given to journalist Nedim Türfent. Türfent, a Kurdish reporter at the now-banned Dicle News Agency (DİHA), was arrested in […]

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Poland elections raise stakes for independent press

As Poland heads to national parliamentary elections this weekend, the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has announced plans to create a “self-government” body to regulate the journalistic profession, in a move seen by its critics as the latest assault on the country’s independent media. The proposals were announced as part of the party’s “Polish […]

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Russia lifts ban on independent news site Fergana

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today welcomed the lifting of a ban on the Russian independent news portal Fergana. Daniil Kislov, Fergana’s general director, confirmed in a message to IPI that the ban was lifted on October 8. The site was made […]

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Italy: Hostility toward press freedom on the rise

While it is seldom discussed in international fora, press freedom in Italy has recently come under growing attack. Systemic obstacles that have challenged Italian journalism for decades have become ever more concerning as a consequence of both the economic crisis that has been affecting Italy for over a decade, as well as political developments that have generated […]

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