The IPI global network is horrified and deeply saddened over the killing of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead while reporting on an Israeli raid in the West Bank on May 11. According to Al Jazeera, Abu Akleh and a group of reporters were fired on by Israeli forces. IPI demands that the Israeli government conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into this killing, with the full and unconditional involvement of independent international experts, in order to determine those responsible, including whether the journalists were intentionally targeted.
12. maj 2022.
Deadly violence towards the press in Mexico continues unabated as two more journalists, Yesenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera, were found slain in the Mexican state of Veracruz on May 9. This brings the number of journalists in Mexico who have been killed so far this year to 11 — making the country as deadly for the press as the current war zone of Ukraine. IPI demands that the Mexican government take immediate action to stop this bloodshed and to secure the safety of the country’s journalists.
05. maj 2022.
22. apr 2022.
Circulation of government-acquired local newspapers has plummeted in rural Hungary, while state-funded propaganda is distributed for free, explains HVG
14. apr 2022.
The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed serious alarm over the confirmed surveillance of Greek journalist Thanasis Koukakis for more than two months using a powerful spyware tool, Predator. IPI calls on the competent Greek law enforcement authorities to thoroughly investigate and publicly identify the source of the surveillance.
25. mar 2022.
The International Press Institute (IPI) today expresses deep sadness over the death of Russian journalist Oksana Baulina, who was tragically killed by Russian shelling in Kyiv while she was carrying out her professional duties. Amid growing attacks on the press in Ukraine, IPI calls on international investigatory bodies to prosecute all targeted attacks on the press as war crimes under international law.
19. mar 2022.
No one is comparing Miljko Stojanovic to increasingly at-risk foreign journalists covering Russia's invasion from the ground in Ukraine.
04. mar 2022.
IPI and other members of the Council of Europe’s Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists today published a joint statement calling for the protection of journalists covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and for the provision of urgent and practical assistance to reporters on the ground.
02. mar 2022.
We are awarding 10 fellowships to journalists from Central and South-Eastern Europe who have an idea for a story that needs dedicated on-the-ground reporting, in-depth research, generous funding and sustained editorial attention to do it justice.
24. feb 2022.
The IPI global network of editors, journalists and publishers today expresses steadfast support for and solidarity with our members and journalist colleagues in Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s attack on the country. We demand that journalist safety and the right to cover developments independently and without fear of retaliation be protected.
11. feb 2022.
On February 9, one-and-a-half years will have passed since presidential elections in Belarus widely considered to be fraudulent. Since then, journalists have been detained more than 500 times by the Belarusian state authorities as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on media freedom following nationwide protests.
28. jan 2022.
21. dec 2021.
IPI joins MFRR statement urging anti-SLAPP legislation after barrage of lawsuits
14. dec 2021.
It took five months for Hungary to acknowledge publicly that it had bought the Pegasus spyware allegedly used to hack the phones of hundreds around the world. In November, Lajos Kósa, a top official from Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, acknowledged the purchase in a media interview after a parliamentary meeting; Minister of the Interior Sándor Pintér confirmed it in front of a visiting delegation from the European Parliament it later in the month.
03. dec 2021.
In a retrial today, the Higher Court in Belgrade convicted four former Serbian state security officers of the 1999 murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija, owner of the mass-circulation Dnevni Telegraf, Serbia’s first private daily, and the weekly magazine Evropljanin, independent regional news website Balkan Insight reported. Ćuruvija, 51, was shot and killed on April 11, 1999, outside his home near the Yugoslav Parliament building.
03. dec 2021.
The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today expressed dismay after a court in Belgrade overturned the convictions of those found guilty of the 1999 murder of Serbian journalist Slavko Ćuruvija and ordered a retrial.
02. dec 2021.
30. nov 2021.
23. nov 2021.
Local trainers in the Western Balkans prepared to conduct online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists”
The Council of Europe standards on freedom of expression can be more effectively implemented by offering training in this field to different local actors such as judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police officers or students who could then apply these standards in their current or future work. This should contribute to the creation of a favourable environment for exercising freedom of expression and freedom of the media at the domestic level.
16. nov 2021.
Convoca, a digital investigative platform based in Peru, wanted to show how people poisoned by lead released from heavy industry were also struggling with COVID-19. Their chosen medium: comics. Milagros Salazar Herrera, the director and founder of Convoca, a GIJN-member, said the team chose an interactive comic to tell the story because “that could help…