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Why Czech media freedom remains fragile after 2021 election

This piece is published in collaboration with HlidaciPes as part of a content series on threats to independent media in Central Europe. Read more. After a coalition of the Czech Republic’s traditional parties won the 2021 election, ousting oligarch Andrej Babiš, there was hope for widespread media reform in the country – but so far those hopes have […]

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Turkey: Broadcast regulator fines four critical TV stations

The IPI global network of journalists, editors, and publishers strongly condemns the decision by Turkey’s broadcast regulator to fine four critical TV stations for airing corruption allegations involving President Erdoğan and his family. We call on the government and state bodies to cease their harassment of the independent press in Turkey.  The Turkish Radio and […]

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Malawi: Arrest of investigative journalist and hacking of website threaten press freedom

The IPI global network is concerned about increasing threats to press freedom in Malawi after the arrest of Gregory Gondwe, the managing director of investigative news website Platform for Journalists (PIJ), and the hacking of PIJ’s website. We urge the government to safeguard the work of the press, which includes the right of journalists to […]

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Strengthening press freedom at home and abroad: 10 recommendations for the world’s democracies

On World Press Freedom Day 2022, IPI offers 10 recommendations for what democratic governments must do to better protect press freedom at home and around the world. In recent years, press freedom has come under siege globally as authoritarianism gains strength. Openly autocratic regimes from Belarus to Myanmar have brazenly widened their crackdowns on critical […]

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