The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
For IFEX, 2 November is always a day of strong emotions. It is an annual reminder of the crimes committed against the media, but equally an opportunity to build solidarity and inspire action.
IFEX’ Regional Editors marked IDEI 2023 by sharing recent stories and trends from their regions about the dangers journalists incur in the course of their work – dangers that are heightened during elections.
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An appeal against an injunction granted against the book “The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia’s Exiles, Émigrés and Agents Abroad” will be heard in Germany on 8 December.
“The assault on LGBTQI+ rights has become a symbol of Russia’s rejection of universal human rights, as the government positions Russia as the defender of so-called traditional values in opposition to ‘the collective West’” – HRW
November 2023 in Asia-Pacific: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s regional editor Mong Palatino, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.
November 2023 in Europe and Central Asia: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Cathal Sheerin, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.
In a case permeated by gender violence, journalist Schirlei Alves has been sentenced to one year in prison and damages of US$80,000 for defamation, for her report on the trial of influencer Mariana Ferrer.
UN Submission: Promoting Environmental Democracy: Countering Attacks on Access to Information and Reinforcing Civic Space
IFEX’s submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment builds on an emerging area of IFEX work by drawing on illustrative contexts and initiatives from our network. The submission shows how civil society has been stepping in to resist the targeting of journalists and defenders by States and companies and to address the resulting vacuum of information critical for environmental democracy and action where States have failed.