Latest News on Journalist Safety and Impunity

International groups call on the European Council to strengthen its demands on Turkey to end the backsliding on human rights and freedom of expression

Today, the International Press Institute (IPI) with 15 other human rights and freedom of expression organizations published a joint letter to Charles Michel, President of the European Council and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, to ensure that improvement in fundamental rights and the rule of law are at the heart of […]

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Slovak court overturns not guilty verdicts in Kuciak murder case

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – The Slovak Supreme Court today overturned last year’s not guilty verdicts for the suspected masterminds of the 2018 murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová. Controversial businessman Marian Kočner and a confidante, Alena Zsuzsová, had been acquitted last September of ordering the murder. However, the Supreme Court has now […]

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Two decades of impunity for murder of Serbian journalist Milan Pantić

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the killing of Serbian journalist Milan Pantić, the International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed support for those continuing the fight for justice and expressed frustration at the lack of progress in bringing indictments against those suspected to have been involved. While other cases involving the murders of journalists in […]

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Northern Cyprus newspapers targeted after reporting on drug trafficking allegations

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned recent threats and cyber attacks against two Northern Cyprus newspapers following their reporting on a local businessman’s alleged links to drug trafficking and called on local authorities to ensure the safety of journalists. Editors Pınar Barut of Özgür Gazete and Nuri Sılay of Gazedda Kıbrıs told IPI that […]

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