Promoting and defending freedom of expression as a fundamental human right

IFEX is a nexus for free expression expertise contributed by over 120 member-organisations, spanning 90 countries and committed to collaboration and transformative advocacy.

Demonstrators protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Berlin, Germany, on 3 December 2022, in solidarity with protesters in China; the sign reads “Censored, Freedom of Speech with Chinese Characteristics”. Omer Messinger/Getty Images

Reflections on the year that was – and what to watch for in 2023

IFEX’s Regional Editors share some key stories from 2022 that shaped the free expression landscapes in Africa, the Americas, Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, and the Middle East & North Africa.

In these special editions of their usual Regional Briefs, a strong narrative emerges of the power of civil society’s perseverance, and the importance of strategic collaboration in countering the many challenges we face.

You can find all the Regional Briefs, with new editions each month, here.