Latest News on Journalist Safety and Impunity

IPI condemns attacks on journalists covering U.S. protests

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the alarming attacks on journalists covering ongoing protests and unrest in the United States at the hands of police and in some cases protesters. Demonstrations and rioting have spread across the U.S. in response to […]

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Threats against journalists in Northern Ireland must stop

Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) partners, press freedom and freedom of expression organisations, journalists’ organisations, journalists and media workers condemn threats against journalists in Northern Ireland.  We, the undersigned, condemn the threats made by the South East Antrim Ulster Defence Association (UDA) against journalists at the Sunday Life and Sunday World in Northern Ireland. Early […]

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Increase in violence against journalists covering protests across Europe

The International Press Institute (IPI) has today joined partners in the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) to highlight concerns over the increased violence against media professionals at protests and demonstrations across EU Member States and Candidate Countries in the last months and call for increased protection. The recent violent attacks against media workers during demonstrations […]

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WPFD 2020: COVID-19 accelerating a global decline in media freedom

In a short space of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped much of the world and posed unprecedented new challenges to journalists and media outlets alike. In many autocratic countries with already poor records on press freedom, governments have abused emergency measures to crack down further on independent media and tighten control over information. In […]

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