Civic space is wherever people organize, participate, protest, or communicate with each other to influence the political and social structures around them. Protecting it is our highest priority.
Can democracy survive Brazil’s upcoming elections?
In the run up to its national elections, our eyes are on Brazil and the deep challenges confronting its civic space. One of the world’s largest democracies is at risk, and we should all be concerned.
This year, Brazilians are going to the polls in a context of rising authoritarianism, with civil society under threat. The campaign has had polarization at its centre, with narratives rooted in prejudice, racism and misogyny.
Brazilian civic space needs to be protected to ensure that journalists, activists and human rights defenders do not become an endangered species.
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September 2022 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Laura Vidal, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.
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Malaysia: Let’s celebrate International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) 2022 together!
The Centre for Independent Journalism highlights various initiatives in promoting the public right to information in Malaysia.