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As pandemic grows, Slovak media struggle to fight the infodemic

Lesen Sie diesen Artikel auf Deutsch Slovak mainstream media have stood at the forefront of public education about the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. With disinformation campaigns growing and pandemic getting worse, however, the media also face new challenges in their quest of protecting the truth. On September 27, a few weeks after the […]

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International coalition starts Turkey press freedom mission

A coalition of 11 international press freedom, freedom of expression and journalists‘ organisations are leading a joint press freedom mission to Turkey this week from 6 to 9 October amid the country’s continued press freedom crisis, which has further worsened under the coronavirus pandemic. Representatives of the 11 organisations, led by the Vienna-based International Press […]

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Journalists and fact-checkers must play key role as disinformation is professionalized

  “Deception has been the arsenal of authoritarians for centuries – the issue now is that there are bad actors throughout the entire world who are seeking to destabilize democratic countries by contaminating the news supplies through disinformation”, according to web pioneer and craigslist founder Craig Newmark. The philanthropist said that ever-evolving forms of online […]

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Report It campaign encourages threatened journalists to speak out

To protect press and media freedom, we need an accurate picture of the forces that threaten it. To do this, we must collect and verify as much information as possible. That is why the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), of which IPI is a partner, has launched the ‘Report It’ campaign to create awareness and […]

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