International Press Institute

  • International Press Institute is a global organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of press freedom and the improvement of journalism practices.
  • It was founded in October 1950, the IPI has members in over 120 countries.
  • IPI is a member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, a global network of non-governmental organizations that monitors press freedom and free expression violations worldwide.
  • It is composed of editors, media executives and IPI Leading Journalists which is open to heads of media departments, bureau chiefs, correspondents and others.
  • IPI enjoys consultative status with the UN, UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
  • World Press Freedom Review – It is an authoritative report on media violations around the world published by IPI annually.
  • Free Media Pioneer Award – It honours individuals or organizations that fight against great odds to ensure freer and more independent media in their country or region.
  • The award is co-sponsored by the US-based Freedom Forum, a non-partisan, international foundation dedicated to free press and free speech.
  • IPI World Congress – Each year, IPI holds an international congress where several hundred publishers, editors and senior journalists from around the world gather to debate and discuss a range of issues that concern the fight for a free media.

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