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Fact-based journalism more essential than ever for 2020 U.S election

With just weeks to go until a U.S. election thrown into chaos by the pandemic, concerns U.S. President Trump is deliberately sowing discord about the validity of the result, and a torrent of misinformation and conspiracy theories online, professional journalism and factual information will be needed more than ever. That was the takeaway message of […]

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IPI Podcast launch: Aftermath of the Ján Kuciak verdict

After the surprise acquittal of the alleged mastermind in the 2018 murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, what are the next steps in the fight for justice? The International Press Institute (IPI) launches today its new podcast series on global press freedom developments, “The Press Freedom Files”. The series’s first […]

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Groups urge acquittal of Montenegrin journalist Martinović

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined several other press freedom and journalists’ organizations in calling for the acquittal of Montenegrin investigative journalist Jovo Martinović, who faces a verdict on Thursday in a years-long case against him. Read the full statement below. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On 8 October 2020, the verdict in the retrial of the Montenegrin […]

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International coalition starts Turkey press freedom mission

A coalition of 11 international press freedom, freedom of expression and journalists‘ organisations are leading a joint press freedom mission to Turkey this week from 6 to 9 October amid the country’s continued press freedom crisis, which has further worsened under the coronavirus pandemic. Representatives of the 11 organisations, led by the Vienna-based International Press […]

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