News & Features

Latest Articles

IPI urges G20 leaders to commit to press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, has urged the leaders of the G20 to commit themselves to defending press freedom in their countries and around the world. “As the leaders of G20 prepare to meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss fair and sustainable development, they […]

Read More

#IJ4EU: Exposing fraud put Bulgaria, Romania journalists under threat

This September, a cross-border team of investigative journalists exposed massive fraud in European Union-funded projects in Bulgaria and Romania in what became known as the #GPGate scandal. The revelations shed light on alleged extensive corruption in the construction sector, but they also underscored the difficult press freedom situation in Bulgaria. The safety of the investigative […]

Read More

Bulgaria industry group urged to refrain from discrediting journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today joined the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) in urging representatives of the Bulgarian construction industry to refrain from attempting to undermine the credibility of the investigative news website Bivol.bg. Bivol and its Romanian […]

Read More

Algeria journalist jailed on defamation, privacy charges

Three Algerian journalists were detained on defamation and privacy violation charges last month, with one remaining behind bars pending further trial. The wave of journalists’ arrests started on October 22, Algeria’s National Press Day, when Adlène Mellah, director of the online news sites Algérie Direct and Dzair Presse, was reportedly detained and charged with insult […]

Read More