Latest News on OnTheLine

Hungary: DDoS cyber attacks pose major new threat to media freedom

More than 40 Hungarian media websites hit by DDoS attacks in last five months Independent media which are critical of government targeted multiple times Powerful cyber attacks represent major new threat to media freedom in Hungary   The International Press Institute (IPI) today warns that an unprecedented wave of cyber-attacks predominantly targeting independent media outlets […]

Read More

Kyrgyzstan: IPI condemns attempt to shutter Kloop Media

The IPI global network firmly condemns the Bishkek city prosecutor’s attempt to force the closure of Kloop, a major Kyrgyz independent media outlet and IPI member. In a request made to a local court, the Bishkek prosecutor claimed that Kloop’s reporting is “negative in character, aimed at discrediting representatives of state and local authorities”. The […]

Read More

Russia must stop designating media as ‘undesirable’

Russia must stop its practice of designating media companies as ‘undesirable’, the International Press Institute (IPI) said. IPI made the call following Russia’s latest such designation, which targeted independent television broadcaster TV Rain. The broadcaster was forced to leave Russia last year and now operates out of the EU. The designation has previously been used […]

Read More

Seven years into new era, Uzbekistan’s independent media fight for survival

On July 9, Uzbekistan, Central Asia’s most populous nation, re-elected its president, in an atmosphere which local independent journalists describe as extremely constraining for their profession, limiting options for real political pluralism in Uzbekistan. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev was officially declared the winner of the race, receiving 87 percent of the vote, in an election described […]

Read More