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IPI welcomes EU Commissioner Jourova’s commitment to defending media freedom

The new European commissioner for values and transparency, Věra Jourová, assured the International Press Institute (IPI) in a meeting in November that the European Commission will do its utmost to ensure the protection of media freedom and media pluralism in the EU. Jourová told an IPI delegation, led by IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi, that […]

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Österreich: Neuer Anlauf für die Medienfreiheit

Die Politik der türkis-blauen Regierung hat in den letzten beiden Jahren gezeigt, dass das aktuelle Mediensystem politisch beeinflussbar ist. Allein im ersten Jahr der Regierung Kurz ist Österreich im internationalen Pressefreiheitsranking von Reporter ohne Grenzen um fünf Plätze auf Platz 16 abgerutscht, nahezu die Hälfte der Journalistinnen und Journalisten im Land sehen laut einer Umfrage […]

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Crackdown continues as Egypt arrests four more journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today strongly condemned the arrest and detention this week of three more journalists in Egypt in the latest example of the country’s “ruthless crackdown” on independent media. On the evening of Tuesday, November 26, journalists Solafa Sallam, […]

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Press freedom in Iraq plummets to ‘worst level in over a decade’

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the brutal climate of repression and censorship against media outlets in Iraq and called on authorities to immediately reverse blanket internet blackouts and forced closures of TV and radio stations. As deadly anti-government protests entered […]

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