Latest News on Journalist Safety and Impunity

Nigeria media houses attacked by protesters

The International Press Institute, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today urged the Nigerian government to ensure the security of media outlets and journalists following attacks on offices of five media houses in Lagos. The offices of The Nation, the country’s leading daily; the popular private television channel […]

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Ján Kuciak: Telling the story that transformed Slovakia

The news came through in the morning of February 25, 2018. A young Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancée had been shot dead in their home. For Christoph Lehermayr, an Austrian investigative journalist working at the time in Vienna, the reaction was one of shock and disbelief. “I couldn’t believe what had happened. This wasn’t […]

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Russian journalist reporting on protests kidnapped and beaten by masked men

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today called on Russian authorities in the eastern city of Khabarovsk to thoroughly investigate the kidnapping of journalist and blogger Sergey Plotnikov and immediately provide protection to ensure his safety. At around 8pm on October 15, Plotnikov, […]

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Gun attack on car marks latest intimidation of Kosovo journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned a shooting attack on the car of a journalist in Kosovo and called for a swift investigation by law enforcement authorities. At around midnight on Sunday, October 18, five or six bullets were fired at […]

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