Our Activities

IPI's Death Watch tracks journalists and media staff who were deliberately targeted because of their profession - either because of their investigative reporting or simply because they were journalists. IPI also includes journalists who were caught in the crossfire while covering dangerous assignments.

IPI's Campaign to Repeal Criminal Defamation calls for the de-criminalisation of defamation and the use of civil liability proceedings as the sole form of redress for complaints of damage to reputation. 

IPI leads missions to assess a country’s media environment. Recent events included the IPI Advocacy Mission to Bangladesh, International Mission to Sri Lanka, and the IPI Press Freedom Mission to Nepal.

Europe – where many countries have long been viewed as bastions of free expression – has recently seen a troubling backslide on media freedom issues. To address this threat, IPI, in cooperation with its affiliate, the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), has created a Europe Watch List to examine countries in Europe that give rise to deep concerns. Although the List focuses on particular countries to increase its impact, that limitation is not a suggestion that other countries lack similar concerns, but a reflection of IPI and SEEMO’s view that media freedom in these particular countries is under major threat.