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Support for media freedom and free and fair journalism – IAPC General Assembly 2022 in London

From 25 to 27 October twenty Press Clubs from as far away as New York and Warsaw, Canberra and Jerusalem all met in London on the International Association of Press Clubs General Assembly. The International Association and the European Federation of Press Clubs met together in London as the London Press Club took on the leadership of both organisations, the IAPC for two years and the European Federation of Press Clubs for just one. All the clubs attending the assembly signed the new London Declaration on Media Freedom. It pledges member clubs to stand up for free and fair reporting worldwide and to call out efforts by authoritarian regimes to discourage independent media wherever they may occur. The declaration calls on press clubs to monitor progress in maintaining and expanding… more »

A film about Russian influence in Africa awarded with the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism 2022

Two journalists, Clément Di Roma and Carol Valade, have been awarded the 2022 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for their documentary “The Central African Republic under Russian influence” This documentary is a Découpages/Arte G.E.I.E co-production, initially broadcast on Arte Reportage in French, German and English. It was also broadcast on France 24 and published in the French newspaper Le Monde. Clément Di Roma is a video and photojournalist correspondent for France24 based in Rwanda. He started in 2019 as a reporter in Senegal for Agence France Presse. From 2020 till 2022 he was based in the Central African Republic as correspondent for the channels France24 and TV5Monde. From Bangui, he covered the electoral crisis and the armed attacks of a rebel coalition against the capital Bangui. A year later, he directed with Carol Valade the winning… more »

The Pegasus Project awarded the 2021 Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism

Thursday 14 October 2021, the Daphne Caruana Prize for Journalism was awarded to the journalists from the Pegasus Project coordinated by the Forbidden Stories Consortium. The award ceremony held in the Press Centre of the European Parliament was opened by the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. From 22 June to 1st September 2021, more than 200 journalists from the 27 EU countries submitted their media stories to a panel of judges. Representing the 29 members of the European jury, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Journalists, Anthony Bellanger, presented the 20.000 EUR prize money to the representatives of the consortium, Sandrine Rigaud and Laurent Richard. The prize is organised by Press Club Brussels Europe. About the winner Forbidden Stories is a consortium of journalists whose mission… more »

The IAPC calls for more decisive steps to defend journalists in Belarus

July 15th, 2021 - The IAPC is alarmed by yet another wave of repression directed at Belarusian independent media and appeals to those in power in Belarus to stop the purge and the attack on the freedom of speech. Journalism as a profession is being eliminated in Belarus. “Purging the media” is no longer merely a metaphor. The Belarusian KGB, acting on the orders of the Lukashenka regime, has openly stated that “A large-scale operation is being carried out to purge radicals.” Under the guise of this “purge”, security forces attacked at least 12 media organisations all over Belarus on July 8-9th and continued on July 12th and 13th. In this third wave of repression against independent media since August 2020, virtually all non-state journalists working in Belarus are designated… more »

IAPC Freedom of Speech Award 2021 for Yuliya Slutskaya, founder of Press Club Belarus imprisoned by the Lukashenko regime

Yuliya Slutskaya – a recognized journalist, longtime media editor, founder and president of the Press Club Belarus – is the laureate of the 2021 IAPC Freedom of Speech Award. She is awarded in recognition of the defense of the right of journalists to practice and the right of citizens to have access to reliable information in Belarus. Yuliya Slutskaya and three staff members of Press Club Belarus have been in custody for six months as political prisoners. For more than five years, the Belarus Press Club has openly supported the media community in the country, promoting higher standards of journalism and providing a platform for discussion and debate. Hundreds of lectures and master classes have been held under its auspices, with many international experts offering their knowledge and time to… more »

Media in a polarized society

Jerusalem Press Club organised in May 2021 the 4th International Freedom of the Press Conference. The title of this year's conference was "Media in a polarized society. The future of partizan news". More information can be found on the conference website. All sessions, speeches and debates are available to watch online on the JPC youtube channel. more »

International Day of Solidarity with Belarus

Joint statement of IAPC and 18 other organisations calling for the immediate release of all imprisoned journalists Ahead of the International Day of Solidarity with Belarus on 7 February, the undersigned organisations working in the field of freedom of expression and media freedom call for the immediate and unconditional release of all journalists and media workers who continue to be arbitrarily detained. Nearly six months since President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in what has been widely acknowledged and condemned as a fraudulent election, opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya remains in exile and thousands of protesters continue to take to the streets of Minsk calling for his resignation. The regime has made every effort to prevent its citizens from accessing independent information. News outlets have had their publishing licences revoked.… more »

Leaders of Press Club Belarus have been in custody for 5 months

Yulia Slutskaya and three staff members of Press Club Belarus were detained on December 22. Despite paying a fine, they are still being held and have been remanded in custody in Minsk until at least June 23. Human rights organisations consider them to be political prisoners. Yulia Slutskaya, the founder and president of Press Club Belarus, Sergei Olshevsky, the club’s director, Alla Sharko, program director and cameraman Pyotr Slutsky were detained on December 22, 2020. Searches were conducted at the press club office and at the homes of Slutskaya, Olshevsky, Sharko and Programme Director of the Press Club Academy, Sergei Yakupov. Security officers seized computers, phones and bank cards. On December 31, Slutskaya, Olshevsky, Sharko and Slutsky were charged for tax evasion. Yakupov was deported to Russia on December 31… more »

Sign a petition to free journalists in Belarus!

Since the fraudulent presidential elections in August and the start of mass protests, 385 journalists have been detained in Belarus just for doing their jobs, and some of them are still imprisoned. On December 22nd Belarus authorities attacked Press Club in Minsk. The detention of Yulia Slutskaya, the founder and president of Press Club Belarus, its Director Sergei Olshevsky, Program Director Alla Sharko, Media Academy Program Director Sergei Yakupov, and cameraman Pyotr Slutsky, are new examples of the war that was launched by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko on freedom of speech and independent journalism in Belarus. We undersigned demand the immediate release of those detained and an end to repression of journalists in Belarus! https://widget.civist.cloud/?api_url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.civist.cloud%2Ft%2Fddbbc94f-9425-4fee-9430-fb340e67ee4a%2F#/RW1iZWRkaW5nOmU5NDcyNmY5LWQ0NzktNGQ1NC1iMmZlLTVjMWVjNTc5YWY1MQ== more »

Free members of Press Club Belarus!

The detention of Yulia Slutskaya, the founder and president of Press Club Belarus, its Director Sergei Olshevsky, Program Director Alla Sharko, Media Academy Program Director Sergei Yakupov, and cameraman Pyotr Slutsky, are new examples of the war that was launched by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko on freedom of speech and independent journalism in Belarus. In addition, Press Club Belarus’ headquarter and homes of some of the club’s managers were searched. Club members of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) and European Press Clubs Federation (EPCF) demand the immediate release of those detained and an end to repression of journalists in Belarus. Since the fraudulent presidential elections in August and the start of mass protests, 385 journalists have been detained in Belarus just for doing their jobs, and some… more »