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Slovak news website targeted in smear campaign

A smear campaign targeting Aktuality.sk, the news portal for which slain journalist Ján Kuciak worked, has been unleashed by the former chief of Slovakia’s national police. According to Peter Bárdy, a member of the International Press Institute (IPI) and the editor-in-chief of Aktuality.sk, over the last two weeks he and his journalists have been targeted […]

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New Council of Europe head urged to protect press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has a joined 21 other national and international press freedom groups in urging the new secretary-general of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, to enhance efforts to protect freedom of expression, press freedom and the safety of […]

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#Blog: Slovakia right of reply changes send wrong message on press freedom

This article was originally published on Sept. 18, 2019, by the Slovak Spectator. It is republished here with permission. Slovak lawmakers approved changes to the country’s Press Code that grants politicians a “right of reply” in response to media content. Plans for the changes had attracted a storm of criticism earlier this year from press […]

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African human rights body issues appeal for jailed Tanzania journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, has welcomed the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) intervention in the case of jailed Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera. In a statement, the ACHPR said that it had sent a joint letter of appeal to Tanzanian […]

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