IFEX Member Campaigns
Following the arrest of over 70 peaceful demonstrators in Ismayilli, a partnership group is calling on the international community to hold Azerbaijan to the commitments it has taken before the Council of Europe and the UN to uphold freedom of expression.
An appeal signed by Human Rights Watch and Reporters without Borders as well as other rights groups call for the immediate release from house arrest of two former presidential candidates and a political activist.
In a letter to Gambian president Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, a group of organization calls for and end to the harassment of Abdoublie John. Since December 2012, The National Intelligence Agency has twice arbitrarily detained John, editor of the online news website Jollof News
and a contributor to The Associated Press.
Members of the Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations call upon the Members of the British Parliament to reject any form of statutory control or any other legislation concerning regulation of the British press, following the release of the Leveson Report in November 2012.
The Civic Solidarity Platform and the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA) condemn the harsh response by the Azerbaijani authorities to recent protests in the country, and call on the Council of Europe to ensure Azerbaijan respects its human rights obligations as a member state.
In an open letter to Skype, numerous journalists, activists and NGOs urge it to be more transparent about the confidentiality of Skype conversations and about its data protection and retention policies.
After more than 6 months without any judicial proceeding for some of the detainees, 94 Emirati nationals accused of plotting to seize power have been charged.
In a letter to the US President, 40 human rights organisations called for US support to release 13 Bahrainis, unjustly jailed by the Bahraini government, one of the strongest allies of the US in the region.
Thirty IFEX members protested the sentencing of bloggers, citizen journalists and rights activists, jailed for up to 13 years in the biggest ever trial of pro-democracy activists in Vietnam.
Rights groups say European governments should now adopt a harmonised approach to control exports of the worst kinds of surveillance technologies.
Members of the Free Syrian Army have threatened to kill Ukrainian journalist Anhar Kochneva on 13 December 2012 if their demand for USD 50 million is not paid.
Nine human rights NGO's, including IFEX members Human Rights Watch, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and PEN American Center, came together to urge Uzbek President Islam Karimov to demonstrate a genuine commitment to Uzbekistan's much-touted reform process by including political prisoners in an anticipated amnesty for Constitution Day.
Radio Okapi was jammed after failing to submit its programme schedule to the Congolese High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (CSAC).
While welcoming moves to implement measures that guarantee media independence, IFEX-TMG calls on the Tunisian government to fully respect free expression in the new Constitution and put an end to attacks on journalists and artists.
Civil society delegates at a UN Inter-Agency meeting have agreed to support the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.
President Mohamed Morsi now possesses authorities beyond those enjoyed by any president or monarch in Egypt’s modern history, say rights groups.
Somali journalists are working in extreme conflict zones with risks that include small arms and explosives attacks, as well as the ever-increasing possibility of murder or abduction.
The Media Coalition says the failure to implement Serbia's Media Strategy has enabled abuse of public funds with an aim to influence the media market and shut down critical voices.
Egyptian human rights organizations were recently excluded from participating in a meeting the President had with civil society groups.
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Leading international rights organisations have called for the postponement of the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, pointing out that the Declaration risks creating a sub-standard level of human rights protection in the region.