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#IPIWoCo honours Ethiopian, Afghan journalists

“Eskinder Nega’s courage made him a familiar name, a symbol of resistance for many Ethiopians,” exiled Ethiopian journalist and human rights activist Mesfin Negash told attendees of the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2017 World Congress in Hamburg on Thursday as he accepted IPI’s 2017 World Press Freedom Hero award on behalf of Nega, who remains […]

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#IPIWoCo starts with solidarity for jailed journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) yesterday kicked off its annual World Congress with a call for solidarity with three IPI members and some 160 other journalists currently behind bars in Turkey. The call came during an opening ceremony at Hamburg’s historic City Hall for the Congress, which from May 18 to 20 will bring over […]

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U.N. Human Rights Council urged to act on Turkey

The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined international media freedom and free expression defenders in call presented to the U.N. Human Rights Council urging it to address ongoing developments in Turkey. The full text appears below. Turkey: UN Human Rights Council should address continuous deterioration of freedom of expression and other human rights PEN International, ARTICLE […]

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Concern as Turkey detains another Cumhuriyet staffer

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern after authorities in Turkey detained the editor-in-chief of the online edition of independent daily newspaper Cumhuriyet. The newspaper said it was notified that Oğuz Güven had been ordered detained for seven days on accusations of making propaganda for a terrorist organisation. Cumhuriyet representatives also indicated that lawyers […]

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