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IPI to hold 2011 World Congress in Taipei

The International Press Institute (IPI) will hold its annual World Congress in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan), from 24-27 September 2011, the organisation today officially announced. The 2011 World Congress will mark the return of IPI’s annual event to East Asia after 12 years, when the world’s media community convened in Taipei in 1999. Themed “The […]

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IPI General Assembly passes resolutions on debate-filled second day of World Congress

Members of the International Press Institute on Monday unanimously passed 10 press freedom-related resolutions, during the global press freedom organisation’s 59th General Assembly in Vienna, Austria. The resolutions covered: a call for the release of journalists in Iran; a call on the Ukrainian authorities to end impunity and allow independent television stations to operate; a […]

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New OSCE representative on Freedom of the Media releases first regular report

New OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic on Thursday released her first regular report to the OSCE Permanent Council, noting that in many OSCE member countries media freedom remains under threat. In opening remarks, Mijatovic highlighted the threats posed by criminal defamation and tight Internet control, as well as the cases of […]

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Gambian online news director reports death threats

The Gambian founder and managing director of Jollof News Online, Yusupha Cham, who lives in exile in Birmingham, UK, told IPI on Wednesday that he has received three emailed death threats since the beginning of the year. Copies of the emails were forwarded to the IPI Secretariat in Vienna. The first email, from a Hotmail […]

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