International Day to End Impunity 2013

Message from IPI Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie

Nov. 23, 2011, International Press Institute, Vienna

IPI Fight for Freedom

A production of The Knight Center for International Media, University of Miami School of Communication.

IPI would like to thank Gregory J. Shepherd, Dean; Joseph B. Treaster, Executive Producer; Mark Mocahbee, Director/Editor; Raphael Lima, Writer/Producer & Narration; and all those who kindly contributed to the production of this video.

"A Conversation on the Safety of Journalists"

International Day to End Impunity 2012

Nov. 22, 2012, Press Club Concordia, Vienna

On the eve of the International Day to End Impunity, celebrated every year on 23 November, the IPI round-table discussion brought together representatives of international organisations active in the protection of journalists’ safety and well as respected journalists who have experience in covering dangerous environments.

The panel included Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Christof Heyns, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Roland Bless, Principal Adviser to the Representative on Freedom of the Media, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Guy Berger, Director, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO, Anita Zielina, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, DER STANDARD & and Karl Bostic, former Chief, NBC News, Baghdad Office.

The webinar was moderated by IPI Deputy Director Anthony Mills, former CNN correspondent in Beirut, Lebanon.

International Day to End Impunity- Nov. 23, 2012

Message from IPI Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie

Nov. 23, 2011, International Press Institute, Vienna

A total of 119 journalists have been killed so far this year as a consequence of their work, according to the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Opens internal link in current windowDeath Watch. This is the highest figure since IPI started systematically keeping track of journalists’ killings around the world in 1997.

On Nov. 23, IPI joins journalists and civil society groups from around the world in commemorating the International Day to End Impunity (IDEI). The day marks the anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre in the Philippines and aims to highlight the fact that impunity remains one of the core problems in efforts to end attacks against journalists.


Archbishop Desmond Tutu on why he supports IPI


Interview with Ileana Marrero Joa, wife of jailed Cuban journalist Omar Rodrigues Saludes

Omar Rodriguez Saludes, director of the independent news agency Nueva Prensa Cubana in Havana, was arrested during the infamous March 2003 crackdown on Cuba's political dissidents and independent journalists. Rodriguez was sentenced to 27 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down to any of the 29 journalists arrested in the 2003 crackdown.

IPI spoke to Ileana Marrero Joa, his wife, and Miguel Saludes, Omar's uncle, about the terrible conditions of his imprisonment and the difficulties of being an independent journalist in Cuba today.


A Newspaper to Serve Society, Not the State: Russias Novaya Gazeta Wins IPI Pioneer Award


Novaya Gazeta, the crusading Moscow newspaper that has paid a deadly price for its reporting during a period when the Kremlin has sought to rein in independent media, has been named winner of the International Press Institutes 2009 Free Media Pioneer Award.

The award, announced to coincide with World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2009, recognised Novaya Gazeta's focus on in-depth reporting at a time when many of Russias print and broadcast media have softened their news content or have come under control of Kremlin allies. The award was presented at the IPI World Congress in Helsinki, Finland, on 7 June.