In the majority of these cases, no one is punished. We’re working to change this.
Reyhana Masters, IFEX’s Africa Regional Editor, attended the 2019 WPFD celebrations in Addis Ababa.
The last time IFEX came together as a network was in Montreal in 2017, under the theme: Rights, Resistance, and Resilience. But in our current global context it has become increasingly apparent that we need to move beyond resistance, and find ways to disrupt the current paradigm.
The brutal fashion in which Saudi Arabia ended the lives of 37 men on 23 April evoked disgust from the international community. Not just the executions, but the country’s attempt to control the narrative, must be responded to.
At least seven journalists were attacked after riots erupted during a protest against the election results in Indonesia.
RSF and partner organization JED are urging DRC’s President Tshisekedi to follow through on promises to reform the media landscape and put a stop the closure of radio stations and attacks on journalists.
Frankly, it has become far too easy to interfere with the media’s key role in supporting fair elections and healthy democracies. As the Executive Director of the IFEX network writes, each World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to renew our vow to make it difficult for those who try to do so.