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Egyptian journalist dies after contracting Covid-19 in prison

Egyptian journalist Mohamed Mounir has died after contracting Covid-19 while in pre-trial detention in Cairo’s notorious Tora prison. Mounir’s death on July 13 comes after the International Press Institute (IPI) repeatedly called on Egypt to free all jailed journalists due to the serious health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Mohamed Mounir died ten days […]

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IJ4EU fund awards €460,000 to 11 investigative projects

Read this article on the IJ4EU website An independent jury has chosen 11 cross-border journalism projects for funding under the first of two calls this year for the Investigation Support Scheme of the IJ4EU fund, which is managed by the International Press Institute (IPI). A hundred and sixteen teams of journalists based in EU member […]

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Fears of draconian social media law in Turkey

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in power now for 18 years, has long sought to more closely regulate and restrict social media platforms, the only sphere for news and communication still out of the government’s control. Alarm bells are now ringing loudly as the government has announced plans to bring a sweeping bill […]

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Sicher und klar berichten: Journalismus und die Black-Lives-Matter-Proteste

Read this in English. Nach der Ermordung von George Floyd und dem darauf folgenden landesweiten Protest gegen institutionalisierten Rassismus wurden amerikanische Journalisten Zeugen eines Wendepunkts in der Geschichte des Landes. In einer Online-Diskussion, die gemeinsam vom International Press Institut (IPI) und der National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) organisiert wurde, kamen vier prominente amerikanische Journalisten, […]

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