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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.
“Perverted movements” in Turkey, “causing public nuisance” in the UK, and a presidential pardon in Belarus
May 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.
Nigeria’s Federal High court rules in favour of MRA
Nigeria’s National Broadcasting Commission is prevented from sanctioning broadcasters.
Several journalists attacked amidst Serb protests in northern Kosovo
Tensions in the region have escalated after municipal elections – boycotted by the Serbian minority – brought to power ethnically Albanian mayors in three towns.
DRC journalist survives machete attack
Geonne Djokwa is hospitalised after being brutally attacked while covering a protest in Kinshasa, the capital city of the DRC.
Press-free day for Guinea
A number of press associations in Guinea issue a joint statement to protest recurring media freedom violations in the country.
The criminalisation of journalism in Guatemala, the latest on Jineth Bedoya’s case, and standing up to book bans in the U.S.
May in the Americas: A free expression roundup produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Laura Vidal, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.