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.