22. dec 2022.

After an increase in attacks on journalists in Kosovo, police and international forces asked to provide better protection

Author Pavol Szalai

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the police and international security forces in Kosovo to provide journalists with better protection and to safeguard the right to information in the north of the country, where at least four media crews have been attacked by unidentified individuals since mid-November amid heightened political tension between Kosovo and neighbouring Serbia.

20. dec 2022.

An update on the appeal process in Slavko Ćuruvija murder trial: Justice in limbo

Written by Jelena L. Petković

Justice in Serbia for the murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija, journalist and publisher, founder of the newspapers "Telegraf", "Dnevni Telegraf" and "Evropljanin" has been awaited for 23 years. The Court trial has been going on for eight years. And it's not over yet. In the week of December 5, the Court of Appeal in Belgrade heard the appeals of the prosecution and the defense. Unofficially, according to daily “Politika”, the Appellate panel has just decided to open hearings over four days for submission of evidence in March of 2023. The Court of Appeal verdict would be final. A decision is pending. Justice awaits.

08. dec 2022.

The trial for the murder of journalist Slavko Ćuruvija: Wrestling with the deep state

Author Jelena L. Petković

Slavko Ćuruvija, Serbian journalist and publisher, founder of the newspapers "Nedeljni Telegraf", "Dnevni Telegraf" and "Evropljanin" was killed on Orthodox Easter Sunday, April 11, 1999. He was shot from behind. One shot hit him in the head. The second went through his heart. A total of 17 bullets were fired at him. The killers pistol-whipped Slavko's wife Branka Prpa unconscious.

07. okt 2022.

Veran Matic: A view from Serbia on the quarter of the century of the Representative on Freedom of the Media

Author Veran Matić

The current history of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media is a chronology of the continuous struggle for freedom of expression and media transition in turbulent times of constant political and economic challenges. During the quarter century of the institution's existence, the current five representatives on freedom of the media are witnesses, actors and, I can freely say, accomplices in the constant struggle for the survival of free speech, the preservation and promotion of public interest in the media, while making them professionalin accordance with the proclaimed ethical standards.

30. avg 2022.

Serbian local radio station threatened by powerful businessman


Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Serbian authorities to guarantee the safety of the journalists at OK Radio, a leading local radio station in the southeastern town of Vranje, whose work is being obstructed by increasingly violent threats from Dejan Nikolic, a powerful local businessman known as Kantar.

18. avg 2022.

“I will distroy Vranje… Those who are afraid have every reason to be afraid“

Author Veran Matić

Before returning to Belgrade, from the trial for the attack on OK Radio, I took part in a press conference of more than 600 noble women of Vranje, gathered in the Women’s Solidarity Front. Together with other local partners and the Serbian Philanthropic Forum, the Vranje Women’s Front organizes the action „Sevap je merak“ („Doing…

22. jun 2022.

Exclusive RSF investigation into the death of Maks Levin: “Information and evidence collected indicates this Ukrainian journalist was executed.”


Following a visit to Ukraine from 24 May to 3 June to investigate Ukrainian photo-journalist Maks Levin’s death, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is releasing a report with information and evidence indicating that Levin and his friend and bodyguard were executed by Russian soldiers in a forest near Kyiv on 13 March, possibly after being interrogated and even tortured.

02. jun 2022.

Ukraine: French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff killed by Russian shelling

The IPI global network mourns the death of the French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, who was tragically killed by Russian shelling in the city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine on May 30. Leclerc-Imhoff had been a cameraman and reporter for the national TV station BFMTV since 2016. We express our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

27. maj 2022.

Serbia: Tendering process of national FTA TV licences must be open and transparent

The International Press Institute (IPI today joins partner organisations of the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) and the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (NUNS) is raising concern about the lack of a transparent process for the allocation of national free to air (FTA) TV licences in Serbia and of a Development Strategy for radio and audiovisual media services.

12. maj 2022.

Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh shot and killed during Israeli raid in the West Bank


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.

Mexico: Two more journalists slain as violence toward the press escalates


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.