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UN and OAS Special Rapporteurs on Freedom of Expression to speak at IPI World Congress

Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and Catalina Botero, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Organization of American States (OAS), will join a stellar line-up of moderators, speakers and panellists at this year’s IPI World Congress, to be held […]

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Proposals threaten OAS Special Rapporteurship

Over the past several years, a dire press-freedom situation has emerged in Latin America––now the most dangerous region in the world for journalists, with 105 media workers killed there since 2008, according to IPI’s Death Watch. In addition to the rising death toll, the number of death threats and instances of physical aggression against members […]

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Ireland to prioritise Internet freedom during OSCE chairmanship

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore declared today that protecting online freedom of expression will be given “top priority” during his country’s 2012 chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). In remarks made to an OSCE Permanent Council meeting at the group’s Vienna headquarters, Mr. Eamon set out what he later […]

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IPI Board Member Linus Gitahi on global digital communication

The following is a condensed version of a presentation on trends in global communication given by International Press Institute (IPI) Board Member Linus Gitahi, CEO of the Nation Media Group in Kenya, at the International Institute of Communications (IIC) Annual Conference 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa on 3 October. Trends In Global Communication: Making Digital […]

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