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Belarusian journalists face prosecution and suppression as government tactics morph

Authorities in Belarus must immediately drop all charges against journalists detained during recent police crackdowns, stop cancelling accreditation for foreign journalists and immediately halt interference with state-owned publishing houses, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. IPI, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, also joined other NGOs in […]

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Pakistani journalists stand up against online harassment

Leading Pakistani women journalists appeared before a parliamentary committee on human rights on August 18 to address pervasive online attacks against women in the industry, after launching a campaign under the hashtag #AttacksWontSilenceUs earlier this month. The campaign, including a joint statement signed by tens of prominent journalists and organizations, describes the violent nature of […]

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Deutschland ist aufgefordert, die Pressefreiheit unter EU-Präsidentschaft auf internationaler Ebene zu verteidigen

Read this in English. Deutschland sollte seine gegenwärtige EU-Ratspräsidentschaft nutzen, um die Pressefreiheit innerhalb und außerhalb der EU-Grenzen zu verteidigen, sagte das International Press Institute (IPI) in einem Brief an Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. „Wir sind überzeugt, dass Deutschland eine Führungsrolle spielen kann bei der Verteidigung der Rechte der Journalisten, damit sie ihre Arbeit ausführen können”, […]

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Germany urged to defend press freedom globally under EU presidency

Zur deutschen Version. Germany should use its current EU presidency to defend press freedom both inside and outside the EU’s borders, the International Press Institute (IPI) said in a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “We are convinced that Germany can play a leading role in defending the right of journalists to do their job”, […]

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