Opposition lawmakers in Poland block parliament to protest media rules

Opposition lawmakers in Poland sang the national anthem and chanted ‘Free media’ in protest at planned limits on journalists. Work on the state budget was blocked for several hours. The protest was the first of its kind in the parliamentary chamber in a decade. It began as a single opposition MP, Michal Szczerba, walked to the parliamentary […]

Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF) announced as a media partner of Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

The Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF) is announced as a media partner of Deutsche Welle (DW) this year’s Global Media Forum (GMF) to take place from June 22-24 in Bonn, Germany. CPF will also provide extensive online and broadcast coverage of the event. The theme of this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is “Media and […]

Lebanese TV journalist in the dock for Hariri tribunal leaks

More than six years after the Special Tribunal for Lebanon was set up to find and prosecute the killers of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, a defendant will finally take the stand in The Hague on Thursday. But 32-year-old Lebanese television executive Karma Khayat is not accused of assassinating Lebanon’s former premier. Rather, Khayat […]

Information minister hints at ‘action’ against brutal police

During the opening of the IPI World Congress on press freedom being held in Yangon, Information Minister U Yet Htut said action may be taken against police involved in the recent crackdown on the students protest in Letpadan. The International Press Institute is holding its 65th IPI World Congress 2015 at the Chatrium Hotel in […]

Myanmar hosts world press meet a midst boycott threat

The International Press Institute is holding its 65th IPI World Congress 2015 at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon from March 27 to 29, the first time Myanmar has hosted the international press event. More than 200 journalists from more than 60 countries, including Myanmar journalists, are due to attend. Subjects to be discussed include media […]