International Press Institute (IPI)
is a global organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of press freedom
and the improvement of journalism
practices. Founded in October 1950, the IPI has members in over 120 countries.
IPI's membership is made up of editors and media executives working for some of the world's most respected media outlets. IPI has also established a new membership category: "IPI Leading Journalists" which is open to heads of media departments, bureau chiefs, correspondents and others.
In several countries, including Nepal
, IPI members have established National Committees that support IPI in its work to improve the situation for media. IPI has an affiliate called the South East Europe Media Organisation
(SEEMO), which monitors media freedom in southeast Europe and facilitates journalism exchanges and workshops.
IPI enjoys consultative status with the UN
and the Council of Europe
IPI is a member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange
, a global network of non-governmental organisations that monitors press freedom and free expression violations worldwide.It is also a member of the Tunisia Monitoring Group
, a coalition of 16 free expression organisations that lobbies the Tunisian government to improve its human rights record.
In October 2006, the U.S. National Television Academy (NTA) honoured IPI with an International Emmy
Award for its press freedom work.
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