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78 groups call for dismissal baseless tax cases against Maria Ressa

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined 77 other civil society and journalism organizations in calling on the Philippine authorities to drop a series of tax and foreign ownership cases against IPI Executive Board member Maria Ressa ahead of a hearing in one of the tax cases on July 22. IPI Director of Advocacy Ravi […]

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IPI urges Philippines to drop tax cases against Maria Ressa

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, called for a criminal tax case against Philippines journalist Maria Ressa to be dropped ahead of a hearing in the case tomorrow. Ressa, a member of IPI’s global executive board, faces an hearing on July 22 in one of three […]

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Antonio Fontán, Spain (1923-2010)

Antonio Fontán was the editor of the independent national daily Madrid from 1967 to 1971. The government suspended the liberal newspaper, which was in favour of democracy and against the authoritarian rule of General Francisco Franco, for four months in 1968 while Fontán was prosecuted on 19 occasions and fined some 10 times. In October […]

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The codes of the Khashoggi murder trial: Gruesome details are coming to the surface

The date was October 2, 2018. It was an ordinary business day in Istanbul.  Suddenly, my phone rang while I was sitting at my table in the office of the newspaper…

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