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IPI launches website to monitor attacks on press linked to COVID-19 coverage

The International Press Institute (IPI) today is launching a new web page to track attacks on journalists and restrictions on press freedom amid efforts to tackle the current COVID-19 pandemic. “During this crisis, the free flow of news and information is more important than ever”, IPI Director of Advocacy Ravi R. Prasad said. “Independent news […]

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Emergency COVID-19 measures must not be used to roll back media freedom

للاطلاع على التقرير باللغة العربية Türkçesini okuyun Lea esto en Español The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today urged governments worldwide to recognize the crucial role of independent news media in the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure that emergency measures to tackle the […]

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IPI joins Rapid Response Mechanism for journalists in Europe

March 1st marks a new chapter in the support for journalists under threat – it is the start of the Europe-wide rapid response mechanism (RRM) for violations of press and media freedom. The RRM is conducted by a consortium led by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom in Leipzig (ECPMF). The Mechanism is […]

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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 […]

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