From Mexico to Argentina to Trinidad and Tobago, the 23-member IFEX-ALC is composed of a diversity of organizations from throughout the entire region with the common purpose of defending and promoting freedom of expression. The alliance has been supporting members’ individual and collective efforts in the Latin America/Caribbean region for several years, leading to an impressive track record of mobilizing political will and getting results on key freedom of expression issues in the region.
IFEX-ALC is sending a joint delegation alongside the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC-ALC) and the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) to the UN Office in Geneva in the run-up to Nicaragua’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 15 May.
IFEX-ALC demands the dropping of all charges and restrictions on Venezuelan rights defender Luis Carlos Díaz. Experts from the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights have also expressed deep concern over Díaz’s case.
The organizations that make up IFEX-ALC support those who want the acquittal of former minister Daniel Urresti to be revoked. Urresti was exonerated despite testimonials that directly implicated him in the horrible murder of journalist Hugo Bustíos.
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For journalists covering sensitive issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, digital security is a must. However, in a recent survey conducted by IFEX-ALC members, journalists working in the region reported a lack of awareness and use of digital security practices. IFEX-ALC network’s campaign aims to change this by improving journalists’ ability to protect themselves online through the strategic promotion of digital security tools and practices.