Latest News on OnTheLine

Bulgarian independent media operating in a ‘captured state’

Bulgaria’s media concentration in the hands of oligarchs with close ties to the government, captured state institutions and, more recently, smear campaigns against critical media form a trifecta of pressure on independent journalism in the country, which joined the European Union in 2007. It is difficult to understand the environment in which Bulgarian journalists operate without […]

Read More

IPI launches new protocol for newsrooms to address online harassment

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today launched a new protocol for newsrooms to tackle online harassment as a threat to press freedom and reduce the professional and emotional toll it can take on journalists. IPI’s protocol outlines a four-step framework that newsrooms […]

Read More

Watching the watchdogs: Pegasus spyware and the surveillance of journalists

In the past five years a growing trend has emerged of autocratic governments around the world using sophisticated spyware tools purchased from private Western companies to snoop on journalists. Originally designed for criminal or intelligence operations, these privately developed technologies are increasingly being used by state agencies to spy on critical and investigative reporters and […]

Read More

IPI launches new video tutorials on online harassment

The International Press Institute (IPI) has launched two new video series providing support to journalists targeted by online harassment and attacks. The first series, produced in cooperation with the Dart Centre Europe, describes measures that both newsrooms and journalists can take to prevent or minimize the emotional stress and trauma that online harassment can create. […]

Read More