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India: Press freedom rapidly deteriorating

Press freedom in India faces a rapid downward spiral as journalists are being targeted by the government in a bid to control the narrative in the country on the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Press Institute warned in a statement today. The Indian government has resorted to various tactics to prevent independent media from reporting about […]

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IPI joins call to guarantee safety of Slovenian investigative journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined six other press freedom organizations in calling on the European Commission to ensure the safety of Slovenian investigative journalist Blaž Zgaga. Over the past month, Zgaga, who is a member of the prestigious International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), has received death threats and smears after he submitted […]

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Critical Albanian news outlet hit by sophisticated cyber attack

Albanian authorities should immediately investigate a sophisticated cyber-attack against Albanian news website Exit.al and hold those responsible to account, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Exit, an independent media platform, said its English-language edition was hit by a targeted cyber attack on April 15 which took down the website for 24 hours and tried […]

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Blog: Bangladesh journalist’s nightmare ordeal exposes troubling media climate

Watchdog journalism is an essential element of democracy, providing a check on those in power. In Bangladesh, however, rather than being recognized for their important work, journalists exposing corruption risk being targets of retaliation. Recent International Press Institute (IPI) interviews with a human rights activist and two senior journalists in the country reveal a troubling […]

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