The International Press Institute (IPI) is a global network of editors, journalists and media executives who share a common dedication to quality, independent journalism. Together, they promote the conditions that allow journalism to fulfill its public function, the most important of which is the media’s ability to operate free from interference and without fear of retaliation.
Their mission is to defend media freedom and the free flow of news wherever they are threatened.
IPI is an association of media professionals representing leading digital, print and broadcast news outlets in more than 120 countries. Their membership provides the clearest evidence possible of the universality of media freedom and the basic values of journalism.
Thanks to its members, IPI speaks with a unique and powerful voice on behalf of media freedom.
IPI members work cooperatively to shape debate on policies affecting the media and to push back against those seeking to restrict the free flow of news and information in order to protect political, economic or other interests. Equally important, IPI membership offers solidarity in the face of oppression. Throughout its decades-long history, the strength of IPI’s network has shielded journalists from attack or forced violators of media freedom to backtrack amid global expsoure of their actions.