Latest News on Journalist Safety and Impunity

UK parliament report urges stronger action to defend media freedom

A new report by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament underscored the global threat to media freedom and said the UK government must “move beyond the rhetoric” and publicly shame and sanction those who attack the press. While the Committee welcomed the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s ongoing media freedom campaign, it concluded […]

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Europe must pressure Malta in Carauana Galizia investigation, son says

Matthew Caruana Galizia, son of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was killed almost two years ago by a car bomb in Malta, today called for greater international pressure for an independent inquiry into his mother’s assassination. Speaking today at a press conference in Vienna with International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Barbara Trionfi, Caruana Galizia, […]

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IPI urges U.S. Afghan envoy to prioritize journalist safety in Taliban talks

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, has urged U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad to make the safety of journalists a priority in his ongoing U.S.-Taliban talks. In a letter to the U.S. special representative, IPI said that media organizations in […]

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IPI calls for immediate release of journalists detained in Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists for press freedom, today called on the government of Turkey to immediately release nine journalists who were arrested in a country-wide crackdown this week. On Tuesday, August 20, police arrested six journalists who were covering protests against the dismissal of municipal […]

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