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IPI General Assembly Resolution 2009: Venezuela

Meeting at their annual General Assembly on 6 June 2009 in Helsinki, Finland, IPI members expressed concern at the worsening press freedom climate in Venezuela, and in particular at the ever more frequent harassment of television network Globovision and its employees. Venezuela’s independent and largely pro-opposition media have long been subjected to extreme pressure from […]

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IPI General Assembly Resolution 2009: Criminal Defamation in the EU

Meeting at their annual General Assembly on 9 June 2009 in Helsinki, Finland, IPI members called on the European Parliament and governments of the European Union to take the lead in protecting freedom of expression both at home and abroad by abolishing their national criminal defamation and insult laws. Nearly all of the EU’s 27 […]

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IPI General Assembly Resolution 2009: Self-Regulation in Africa

Meeting at the annual General Assembly on 9 June 2009 in Helsinki, Finland, IPI members called on governments to respect journalists’ right to self-regulation through voluntary media accountability systems. IPI members condemned recent curbs or proposals to curb self-regulation in Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia. In Kenya and Botswana laws have been enacted […]

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IPI General Assembly Resolution 2009: Timor-Leste

Meeting at its annual General Assembly on 9 June in Helsinki, Finland, IPI members once again called for justice for the six Australia-based journalists murdered in East Timor in 1975. Eyewitnesses report that five of the television reporters and cameramen – Gary Cunningham, Brian Peters, Malcolm Rennie, Gregory Shackleton and Tony Stewart – were killed […]

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