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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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Council of Europe Report: Attacks against journalists increased in last year

Over the last year more than 200 serious violations of media freedom were recorded in Europe as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to have a serious impact on independent journalism, according to the annual report of the Council of Europe Platform to promote the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists published yesterday. The number […]

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Over 600 COVID-19 related press freedom violations in past year

A little more than one year after the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, IPI data show the extent to which media outlets and journalists have faced harassment and attacks while doing their jobs in reporting on the unprecedented health crisis. Since February 5, 2020, IPI’s COVID-19 Press Freedom Tracker has recorded 620 press freedom […]

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Nicaragua’s press freedom crisis deepens

On March 1, the Day of the Journalist in Nicaragua, 470 journalists from around the world signed a letter to demand the implementation of urgent measures to guarantee freedom of expression. The document, which was symbolically given to journalists during an online event, condemned the attacks of the regime led by President Daniel Ortega and […]

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