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IPI joins international organisations to scrutinize press freedom in Austria

Shortly before the collapse of the ÖVP-FPÖ coalition government in May this year, the independence of Austria’s public broadcaster ORF seemed seriously threatened. Government’s attempts to eliminate license fees, if successful, would make the ORF dependant on the government for budgetary decisions. This, in turn, would increase the risk of interference by government’s representatives in […]

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IPI joins international call for an impartial inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has joined a coalition of 9 other free expression, anti-corruption, and journalists’ organizations demanding independent and impartial investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The group released the call expressing fear of political interference amidst reports on […]

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IPI condemns raid on Mada Masr

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, has vehemently criticized the weekend raid on the office of award-winning media organization, Mada Masr, and the detention of its editors. In an open letter to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, IPI demanded that the government immediately put an […]

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Verdict looms 10 years after Philippine press massacre

Today the world marks the 10-year anniversary of the single deadliest attack on the media in modern times. On November 23, 2009, 32 journalists along with 26 civilians were kidnapped from their convoy by armed gunmen and brutally murdered in the Philippine province of Maguindanao. Some were beheaded, female reporters were raped, and all their […]

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