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This year, UNESCO’s theme for World Press Freedom Day is Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights. We couldn’t agree more!
As a global network that has been promoting and defending freedom of expression for 30 years, IFEX decided to choose this year’s WPFD to launch our latest Annual Report.
Check it out! You’ll find a wealth of information and stories from a year that produced more than its share of challenges to the right to freedom of expression, but also saw key successes: landmark legal rulings, successful campaigns, and opportunities to build counterpower. Through individual and collaborative action, this network continued to push back against the erosion of civic space and the undermining of democracies.
#GetToKnowIFEX! You can read the full 2022 report here.
Myanmar: PEN member now serving 54-year prison sentence
PEN Myanmar member Wai Moe Naing was convicted of high treason for his role as a protest leader and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment.
BAJ delegation participates in Belarus Freedom of Expression Coordination Group meeting
The group is committed to advocating for discussions on the situation in Belarus at the international level, providing support for independent media, and protecting journalists.
World Health Organization denies entry to two Taiwanese journalists
The two journalists had previously been accredited to cover the event and were told that the decision was based on a demand by Chinese authorities.
Indonesia: Student media at risk
A student group in Indonesia said it recorded 185 cases of press-related abuses on campuses in the country.
Tunisia: Unprecedented sentence of journalist sends “terrifying” message to media
Five-year sentence of Khalifa Guesmi described as “one of the heaviest sentences in the Tunisian media’s history.”
Over 100 Nobel Laureates join PEN International in support of Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski
Ales Bialiatski has dared to hold President Lukašenka accountable for his brutal, relentless, and systematic crackdown on independent voices. For this, he is paying the heaviest price: ten years in prison on spurious grounds.