Promoting and defending freedom of expression as a fundamental human right

IFEX advocates for the free expression rights of all, including media workers, citizen journalists, activists, artists, scholars.

Defending and promoting freedom of expression as a fundamental human right
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In our own words: IFEX voices from the pandemic

Last year, as COVID-19 spread around the globe, our first thought here at IFEX was to reach out to member organisations. We asked: How are you? How is this affecting you? What are your priorities now, in the face of all this?

In June 2020 we took this a step further. We invited members to reflect on their experiences, both personal and professional, living and working during the global health crisis, and share those reflections back with us. We called the project: “In our own words.”

Forty-two responses later, we had a snapshot of the impact the pandemic was having on this vibrant, diverse, and resilient network and the people in it, as well as – by extension – on civil society in general. It provided timely information to help us better understand and support each other through the ongoing pandemic.