Latest News on Journalist Safety and Impunity

Slovakia: IPI welcomes second conviction in Kuciak murder case

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the sentencing of the gunman who admitted to murdering Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, to 23 years in prison. Former solider Miroslav Marček plead guilty in court in January, testifying that he shot Kuciak on February 21, 2018 at the home he and Kušnírová […]

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IPI urges Guinea to investigate attacks on journalists covering election

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned attacks on journalists in Guinea during parliamentary elections earlier this month and urged the authorities to investigate the attacks and hold the perpetrators to account. On March 22, delayed parliamentary polls and a constitutional referendum […]

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Attacks on journalists challenge press freedom in Montenegro

In May 2018, Olivera Lakic, a journalist covering organized crime and corruption for Vijesti newspaper, was shot in the leg in a targeted attack in Podgorica, Montenegro’s capital. She survived the attempt on her life. Far from an isolated incident, however, this was one of many times that the journalist had faced serious physical threats […]

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IPI launches website to monitor attacks on press linked to COVID-19 coverage

The International Press Institute (IPI) today is launching a new web page to track attacks on journalists and restrictions on press freedom amid efforts to tackle the current COVID-19 pandemic. “During this crisis, the free flow of news and information is more important than ever”, IPI Director of Advocacy Ravi R. Prasad said. “Independent news […]

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