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International coalition starts Turkey press freedom mission

A coalition of 11 international press freedom, freedom of expression and journalists‘ organisations are leading a joint press freedom mission to Turkey this week from 6 to 9 October amid the country’s continued press freedom crisis, which has further worsened under the coronavirus pandemic. Representatives of the 11 organisations, led by the Vienna-based International Press […]

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Journalists and fact-checkers must play key role as disinformation is professionalized

  “Deception has been the arsenal of authoritarians for centuries – the issue now is that there are bad actors throughout the entire world who are seeking to destabilize democratic countries by contaminating the news supplies through disinformation”, according to web pioneer and craigslist founder Craig Newmark. The philanthropist said that ever-evolving forms of online […]

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Report It campaign encourages threatened journalists to speak out

To protect press and media freedom, we need an accurate picture of the forces that threaten it. To do this, we must collect and verify as much information as possible. That is why the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), of which IPI is a partner, has launched the ‘Report It’ campaign to create awareness and […]

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Belarusian journalists face prosecution and suppression as government tactics morph

Authorities in Belarus must immediately drop all charges against journalists detained during recent police crackdowns, stop cancelling accreditation for foreign journalists and immediately halt interference with state-owned publishing houses, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. IPI, a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, also joined other NGOs in […]

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