Latest News on Journalist Safety and Impunity

IPI and CPJ urge Slovak officials to expedite Kuciak case

The International Press Institute (IPI) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today called on Slovak authorities to expedite charges against all parties allegedly involved in the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová. A delegation from the two groups met yesterday in Bratislava with Ministry of Interior officials and representatives of […]

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Report: Urgent action needed to protect press freedom in Europe

Press freedom in Europe is more fragile now than at any time since the end of the Cold War. That is the alarming conclusion of a report launched today by the 12 partner organizations of the Council of Europe Platform to promote the protection of Journalism and safety of journalists. The report, “Democracy at Risk”, […]

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IPI condemns killing of Ghana reporter

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and journalists, today condemned the killing of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, also known as Ahmed Divela, an investigative journalist working for the organization Tiger Eye in Ghana. Hussein-Suale was shot dead the night of Wednesday, January 16 by unidentified assailants in Accra, Ghana’s capital, while […]

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2018: A Dark Year for Press Freedom

Around the world press freedom faced a litany of attacks in 2018, as political leaders unwilling to accept scrutiny increasingly jail, prosecute or undermine the credibility of critical journalists. As many as 78 journalists were killed in 2018, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch, as scores of murders in previous years remain […]

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