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Journalists in Cumhuriyet case face imminent return to prison

Eight defendants in the trial against Turkey’s secular Cumhuriyet newspaper face an imminent return to prison after an appeals confirmation of their jail sentences was officially communicated to Turkey’s National Judicial Informatics System. “After spending months in pre-trial detention and after being convicted in what was essentially a show trial, eight of the defendants in Turkey’s Cumhuriyet […]

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Myanmar Supreme Court upholds jail sentence for Reuters journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for defending press freedom, today expressed disappointment over the decision of Myanmar’s Supreme Court to reject the appeal of two Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on alleged abuses by the country’s security forces. The Supreme Court did not provide a reason […]

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IPI welcomes work of OSCE Group of Friends on Safety of Journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) last week joined a panel discussion organized by the Group of Friends on Safety of Journalists at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to examine the implementation of the OSCE Ministerial Council Decision on the Safety of Journalists. Speaking at the panel discussion, IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi underscored the […]

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Egyptian news site Mada Masr named 2019 Free Media Pioneer

The Egyptian news website Mada Masr, which has courageously delivered independent, investigative coverage to a public otherwise starved of it, is the recipient of the 2019 Free Media Pioneer Award. The annual Free Media Pioneer Award was established by the International Press Institute (IPI) in 1996 to recognize news or media organizations that have made […]

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