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#MemberInterview: Kadri Gürsel on Istanbul’s mayoral re-election on June 23

The International Press Institute (IPI) talked with IPI Executive Board member and Turkey National Committee chair Kadri Gürsel following the re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election on June 23, which was won by opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu – despite the AKP party’s near complete control over traditional media in Turkey. Gürsel was previously detained for 11 […]

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Coalition finds ‘deteriorating’ press freedom in Albania

Press freedom in Albania is “deteriorating”, a coalition of press freedom organizations including the International Press Institute (IPI) said today following a three-day mission to the southeastern European country. In its preliminary findings, the coalition highlighted numerous challenges to independent journalism in Albania, including unresolved physical attacks against journalists, smear campaigns targeting the critical press […]

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#IPIWoCo: Fight online smear campaigns with facts, editors say

On the opening day of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2019 World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, leading editors called for greater efforts to expose and combat targeted online smear campaigns against journalists. Speaking at the World Congress’s Town Hall Meeting, Zaffar Abbas, editor of the Pakistani daily Dawn, said state and non-state actors were increasingly […]

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New IPI report examines newsroom measures against online abuse

The International Press Institute (IPI) today released a new report examining best practices adopted by newsrooms in Europe for addressing online harassment and attacks against journalists. In the context of the overall issue of harassment, the report, which is the outcome of visits to dozens of newsrooms in five European countries, focuses specifically on female journalists, who have […]

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