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IPI launches new protocol for newsrooms to address online harassment

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today launched a new protocol for newsrooms to tackle online harassment as a threat to press freedom and reduce the professional and emotional toll it can take on journalists. IPI’s protocol outlines a four-step framework that newsrooms […]

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Watching the watchdogs: Pegasus spyware and the surveillance of journalists

In the past five years a growing trend has emerged of autocratic governments around the world using sophisticated spyware tools purchased from private Western companies to snoop on journalists. Originally designed for criminal or intelligence operations, these privately developed technologies are increasingly being used by state agencies to spy on critical and investigative reporters and […]

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IPI launches new video tutorials on online harassment

The International Press Institute (IPI) has launched two new video series providing support to journalists targeted by online harassment and attacks. The first series, produced in cooperation with the Dart Centre Europe, describes measures that both newsrooms and journalists can take to prevent or minimize the emotional stress and trauma that online harassment can create. […]

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Blog: Restricting free speech to combat online harassment is not worth the risk

The growing phenomenon of online attacks against journalists – which include threats, insults and smear campaigns as a means of silencing them and challenging their credibility in the public arena – has escalated the perceived tension between the protection of media freedom as a precondition for independent journalism and calls for strong tools to limit […]

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