Latest News on Journalist Safety and Impunity

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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COVID-19: Why as journalists we need to watch both our physical and mental health

It’s easy for journalists to overlook their own mental and psychological well-being in covering this unprecedented story. To help, IPI Executive Board member Martha Steffens of the University of Missouri School of Journalism organized a webinar on April 7 with Dr. Anthony Feinstein of the University of Toronto and Scott McKiernan, the founder of independent […]

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Blog: Bangladesh journalist’s nightmare ordeal exposes troubling media climate

Watchdog journalism is an essential element of democracy, providing a check on those in power. In Bangladesh, however, rather than being recognized for their important work, journalists exposing corruption risk being targets of retaliation. Recent International Press Institute (IPI) interviews with a human rights activist and two senior journalists in the country reveal a troubling […]

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