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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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IPI Blog: Electronic ‘media fiefdoms’ up for sale

Every month I receive my email copy of Escape from America Magazine (EFAM), produced by Escapeartist.com. Because I am so busy, I often find myself having to catch up on back issues. Well, recently I was reading through the April issue when I came across this headline: “Own a Country, Now You Can With Escapeartist.” […]

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