The International Press Institute uses several instruments in its work to defend and promote press freedom. First and foremost, we are ready to intervene wherever press freedom is threatened.
Written protests are often the first response to press freedom violations. By protesting, IPI is seeking to bring the plight of journalists to the attention of the international community.
The use of protests forces repressive regimes to recognise that their actions will not be tolerated by the democratic world.
Our open cases:
Egypt currently holds at least 12 journalists in prison
IPI Report on Egypt: Journalists Under Siege
Three years to the day after demonstrations erupted on the streets of Egypt, a delegation from IPI began a five-day emergency visit to Cairo to assess the media environment following the ouster of its democratically elected president in July 2013
IPI Board calls on Egypt’s president to pardon journalists
Open letter joins international outcry over convictions of Al Jazeera team
Ethiopia has more than 10 journalists in jail
Ethiopian court adjourns trial for imprisoned Ethiopian bloggers and journalists
Decision marks tenth time trial for the Zone 9 writers has been adjourned
Ethiopia arrests journalists, bloggers
At least nine people rounded up in crackdown ahead of visit by top U.S. envoy
48 Iranian Journalists are still imprisoned
World Press Freedom Hero urges Iran to free journalists
Mashallah Shamsolvaezin says his country currently holds 48 journalists in prison