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#IPIWoCo: Fight online smear campaigns with facts, editors say

On the opening day of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2019 World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, leading editors called for greater efforts to expose and combat targeted online smear campaigns against journalists. Speaking at the World Congress’s Town Hall Meeting, Zaffar Abbas, editor of the Pakistani daily Dawn, said state and non-state actors were increasingly […]

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New IPI report examines newsroom measures against online abuse

The International Press Institute (IPI) today released a new report examining best practices adopted by newsrooms in Europe for addressing online harassment and attacks against journalists. In the context of the overall issue of harassment, the report, which is the outcome of visits to dozens of newsrooms in five European countries, focuses specifically on female journalists, who have […]

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New report analyses legal responses to online harassment in Europe

A new report examines successful legal responses to online harassment and abuse against female journalists in Europe. The report, published by the OSCE Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI), critically analyses three approaches in Finland, France and Ireland that were used to hold those […]

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Disinformation campaigns erode trust in democracy

Foreign disinformation campaigns have been successful in weakening public trust in democratic mechanisms, while bolstering feelings of anger and frustration among certain groups, but have little impact on voters’ decisions and electoral results, according to a presentation by US journalist James Geraghty in Vienna earlier this week. A senior political correspondent for the National Review, Geraghty […]

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