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SEEMO issues 2011 press freedom overview

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a subsidiary of the International Press Institute (IPI), in 2011 registered 684 press freedom violations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. Press freedom violations include […]

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‘Friends’ of the West, enemies of press freedom

At the close of the year, the International Press Institute (IPI) takes a look at 10 states that have poor records on press freedom, but on whose strategic support the west depends. These ‘Friends’ of the West, Enemies of Press Freedom are listed in no particular order below. *********************************************************** Turkey Friend: Relations between the west and […]

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IPI News Innovation Contest: 7 experts evaluate 26 ‘finalist’ projects

The International Press Institute (IPI) is pleased to report that 26 ‘finalist’ IPI News Innovation Contest projects have been reviewed by our Advisory Board. The IPI News Innovation Contest is aimed at advancing the future of digital news by funding new ways to inform communities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. After short-listing more […]

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Amnesty International report details crackdown on dissent in Azerbaijan

The government of Azerbaijan has stepped up its campaign to silence independent media and free expression in the country, according to a new report by Amnesty International. In the report, called “The spring that never blossomed: Freedoms suppressed in Azerbaijan,” Amnesty details a worsening human rights situation in the oil-rich former Soviet republic.  The group […]

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