Latest News on Journalist Safety and Impunity

Azerbaijan abuses quarantine rules to jail critical journalists and bloggers

Authorities in Azerbaijan should immediately release three journalists detained on spurious charges while reporting on COVID-19 and stop abusing quarantine rules to silence criticism, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Over the past two weeks, courts have jailed three different journalists and detained another as they were reporting on the implications of the government’s […]

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IPI joins call to guarantee safety of Slovenian investigative journalist Blaž Zgaga

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined six other press freedom organizations in calling on the European Commission to ensure the safety of Slovenian investigative journalist Blaž Zgaga. Over the past month, Zgaga, who is a member of the prestigious International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), has received death threats and smears after he submitted […]

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Media freedom violations in the EU under COVID-19

 The COVID-19 pandemic is having a rapid and significant effect on media freedom in the European Union, according to new research published today by IPI. The briefing paper, Media Freedom Violations in the EU under COVID-19, shows how in a short space of time, several states have implemented emergency laws and restrictions which challenge the […]

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Chechnya leader launches tirade against Russian investigative journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the threats targeted at prominent Russian investigative journalist Elena Milashina and the Novaya Gazeta newspaper by the leader of Russian Republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. During his daily broadcast on Instagram on April 13, Kadyrov issued a violent […]

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