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IPI World Congress 2011 in Taiwan: Tweeting the revolutions from across the Middle East

At the IPI World Congress 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan, attention on Monday focused on the role of social media as a catalyst for the ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions. Speaking on a panel titled “Social Media Revolutions: The Media and the Uprisings in North Africa, the Middle East, and Elsewhere”, Global Post founder Charles Sennott said: “When […]

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Taiwan president opens IPI World Congress

The International Press Institute’s Annual World Congress and 61st General Assembly in Taipei, Taiwan, began today with an address by the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ma Ying-jeou. The President’s address emphasized his country’s commitment to humanitarian assistance, and its role as a force for peace in the region. It also emphasized the […]

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Venezuelan hackers intimidate reporters

The International Press Institute is concerned about the recent hacking of journalists’ and news outlets’ Twitter accounts, both in Venezuela and in the United States. On 3 September, three critical Venezuelan journalists, three columnists and five opposition activists were unable to access their Email and Twitter accounts because their passwords had been stolen, EFE reported. […]

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IPI issues report on media freedom in Ukraine

The International Press Institute (IPI) today released a report on media freedom in Ukraine finding that economic pressure on media and corruption remain pervasive threats. The report – which followed a joint, fact-finding mission to Kiev from 31 May to 3 June, 2011 in conjunction with the South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) – […]

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