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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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IPI Analysis: Turkey’s human rights action plan vs. reality

On March 2, 2021, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a 128-page “Human Rights Action Plan” (İnsan Hakları Eylem Planı in Turkish) consisting of nine primary objectives and 50 goals based on 11 basic principles and 393 action points to improve the implementation and protection of human rights in Turkey. The plan is to be implemented over a […]

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