IFEX Member Campaigns
(Adil Soz/IFEX) - The following is a joint letter to the Deputies of Parliament by twenty-two IFEX members:
The TMG held a special event in Beirut during the 3rd Arab Free Press Forum, organised by WAN on 12 December 2008. Despite attempts by the Tunisian authorities to disrupt the event, including by preventing journalist Lofti Hidouri of OLPEC and human rights lawyer Mohamed Abbou from travelling, the event managed to attract attention and solidarity from journalists and activists from the region. Naziha Rjiba and Sihem Bensedrine of "Kalima" online magazine and OLPEC said the jailing of Hidouri perfectly illustrates the repression of independent journalists and rights activists in Tunisia. (See Rjiba's presentation at: http://fikra.blip.tv/file/1650768/
) Bensedrine read a poetic speech by Abbou
, in which he said, "I take this opportunity to say to all who contributed to defending and supporting me when I was imprisoned under the tyranny of dictatorship that their effort did not go in vain, and without their support, my imprisonment would have been much harder. Without this solidarity, those who threatened my family would have carried out their threats." See the video: http://blip.tv/file/1638389/
and see questions from the audience at: http://blip.tv/file/1639013/
(Media Institute/IFEX) - The following is a joint appeal by 28 IFEX members:
(IAPA/IFEX) - The following is an abridged version of a 10 December 2008 IAPA press release:
(IRFS/IFEX) - The following is a joint appeal by 25 IFEX members:
(BCHR/IFEX) - The following is a joint action led by BCHR:
(IFJ/IPI/IFEX) - The following is a joint IFJ and IPI media release:
(IFEX-TMG) - The following is a 23 October 2008 IFEX-TMG press release:
(ARTICLE 19/CENCOS/IFEX) - The following is a 21 October 2008 joint press release by ARTICLE 19, CENCOS and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC):
Under the slogan "What you don’t know can hurt you”, ARTICLE 19 and the National Center for Social Communication (CENCOS) have launched the Permanent Campaign to Protect Journalists in Mexico on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
29 September 2008 | Egypt
(EOHR/IFEX) - The following is an appeal by 37 IFEX members calling for an end to the imprisonment of journalists under criminal defamation laws:
(WAN/IFEX) - The following is an appeal by 26 IFEX members to the French president regarding the free expression situation in Syria:
(SEAPA/IFEX) - The following is a joint appeal by 15 IFEX members and other organisations that make up the Burma Action Group:
(SEAPA/TJA/IFEX) - The following is a joint SEAPA/TJA press release:
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is a 19 July 2008 ARTICLE 19 press release about the findings of a joint mission to Mexico undertaken by a number of international press freedom organisations:
(IFEX-TMG) - The following is a 20 August 2008 IFEX-TMG press release:
(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - The following is a joint action by 27 IFEX members:
CPJ’s Bob Dietz was on the ground in Hong Kong when John Ray, a reporter for ITV in England was hauled off by Chinese police while covering a peaceful protest in Beijing. He posted on the CPJ Blog about China’s “tough talk” the next day, as officials denounced the arrest of Ray and admitted he was working within the rules afforded him as a journalist. Though positive, Dietz wrote that it was “too little too late” and kept the pressure on Chinese and Olympic officials to respect media freedom.
(IFEX-TMG) - The following is a 9 July 2008 IFEX-TMG letter to French President Nicolas Sarkozy:
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(MISA/IFEX) - The following is an abridged report by AFMF, IFJ, MISA and other organisations: