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Zambia press freedom performance gets mixed reviews from local journalists

A year after President Michael Sata was elected in Zambia on promises to improve media freedom, his Patriotic Front party is patting itself on the back while some media workers remain sceptical about just how far the country has come. “My government’s agenda on the media is to ensure that it continuously challenges government to […]

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IPI welcomes release of World Press Freedom Hero Yoani Sánchez

The International Press Institute (IPI) today welcomed the release of Cuban blogger and IPI World Press Freedom Yoani Sánchez, who had been detained by Cuban authorities on Thursday evening while attempting to cover the trial of a Spanish activist accused of causing the death of a well-known dissident in a car crash. Sánchez was released […]

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Turkey’s leaders split on media freedom

Turkish President Abdullah Gül spoke out against censorship yesterday, but Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan defended barring some media outlets from covering their Justice and Development Party (AKP)’s convention in Ankara last Sunday. Gül said in remarks opening the legislative year at Turkey’s parliament: “When writers, thinkers and intellectuals share their opinions without fear, such […]

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International groups express alarm over deteriorating media freedom in Turkey

The International Press Institute today joined with its Turkish National Committee, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), EFJ affiliate the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (Türkiye Gazeteciler Sendikası – TGS) and the Freedom for Journalists Platform (Gazetecilere Özgürlük Platformu – GÖP) to issue a statement expressing alarm over the continuing deterioration of media freedom in Turkey. […]

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