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Ugandan TV host Basajja Mivula arrested

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed concern over the arrest of noted Ugandan TV host and outspoken government critic Basajja Mivula. The journalist was arrested by plain-clothes police at Baba TV offices in Kampala today, moments after sharing a a video […]

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Journalists operate in increasingly suffocating atmosphere in Spain

Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Spain’s far-right party Vox last week introduced a bill to Parliament which aims to regulate fact-checking news outlets in Spain. The text, published on July 17, explicitly forbids the verification of any statement on “social media, blogs, generic websites, print, online outlets and broadcasters“ unless the media organization publicly states […]

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Slovenia’s government targets public media in midst of pandemic

When the news finally broke on March 12 that Slovenia was going to officially declare Covid-19 as an epidemic, the Infodrom production team had just finished taping up programme’s latest episode. Produced by RTV Slovenija, the country’s public broadcaster, Infodrom is an award-winning, kids-oriented, weekly half-hour TV news programme and a key tenet of media […]

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IPI Blog: Index board resigns: Another blow to Hungary’s media

Press freedom in Hungary is once again under attack. The editor-in-chief of, the largest and most influential of the country’s remaining independent media, was fired earlier this week, just a month after the outlet declared that its independence was under threat from external pressure. Today, the outlet’s entire editorial board and 50 other journalists […]

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