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.
Since the military coup on 1 February 2021, four Burmese journalists have been killed, and no fewer than 130 journalists have been arrested and jailed, and 72 are still being held.
Palestine: 605 violations against media freedoms in 2022, the most serious of which is the killing of two female journalists
Rise in serious violations against journalists last year included the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh and Ghufran Warasneh, documents a new report from Mada Center.
Over 480 global voices join forces to support Iranians fighting for freedom and democracy.
Victims of torture continue to suffer from their abuse years after their mistreatment.
“Sending them back to Syria is to send them back to imprisonment, disappearance, or even death,” says RSF.
Brazil’s new crisis, plus actions undermining journalists, media outlets, broadcasters in Peru and Venezuela
January 2023 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.