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IPI condemns conviction of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the nearly three-year prison sentence given to journalist Deniz Yücel in Turkey on terror propaganda charges. A court in Istanbul convicted Yücel, Turkey correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, in absentia of “making propaganda […]

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Slovenia: MFRR partners seriously concerned over proposed changes to public service media

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined the partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) coalition in expressing serious concern over proposed amendments to laws governing public service media in Slovenia. In a letter to Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša and Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti, the MFRR partners said the package of three media […]

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IPI condemns phone hacking, smear campaign against Al Jazeera journalist Ghada Oueiss

Prominent Al Jazeera news anchor Ghada Oueiss and her colleague Ola Fares have been targeted in what researchers say is a “systemic” online harassment campaign by Saudi Arabian social media accounts. While Oueiss had been viciously harassed online in the past, the two women were most recently subject to an avalanche of online attacks in […]

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Greece urged to ensure fair and transparent media support scheme

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined a letter from the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) to the Greek government calling for greater transparency and objectivity in the distribution of public advertisement funds to media. A recent analysis has shown that ad revenue from a public health advertising campaign related to Covid-19 was not distributed […]

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