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11 October 2018 |

IFEX-ALC condemns death threat against SPP secretary general

IFEX-ALC condemns death threat against SPP secretary general A statement from the IFEX-ALC on recent death threats against the Paraguayan Journalists Union's leadership.
19 July 2018 |

IFEX-ALC condemns repression in Nicaragua

IFEX-ALC condemns repression in Nicaragua IFEX-ALC members condemn the recent threats, attacks, harassment, and censorship against media outlets and journalists in Nicaragua.
21 June 2018 |

IFEX-ALC condemns arbitrary detention of Venezuelan Twitter user Pedro Jaimes Criollo

IFEX-ALC condemns arbitrary detention of Venezuelan Twitter user Pedro Jaimes Criollo The IFEX-ALC is calling for the immediate release of Pedro Jaimes Criollo, a Twitter user detained and tortured for posting public information about the presidential aircraft on his aerospace news account.
2 May 2018 |

Media freedom in US under threat, report finds

Media freedom in US under threat, report finds The United States media - one of the best protected in the world - is facing challenges that threaten the freedom of the press. This is the finding of an unprecedented press freedom mission that took place in January 2018, one year after President Donald J. Trump's inauguration.
25 April 2018 |

Latin America and the Caribbean: 16 journalists killed so far in 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean: 16 journalists killed so far in 2018 Latin American free expression organisations met in Ecuador this week and issued an urgent call for states to address violence against journalists and the problem of impunity
16 April 2018 |

IFEX-ALC condemns murder of Ecuadorian journalism team

IFEX-ALC condemns murder of Ecuadorian journalism team The IFEX-ALC network is calling for the prompt and transparent investigation of the murder of a journalism team along the Colombia-Ecuador border.
3 April 2018 |

Colombia and Ecuador must take action for abducted El Comercio journalism team

Colombia and Ecuador must take action for abducted El Comercio journalism team Over 500 Ecuadorean journalists and rights organizations have signed a letter calling for the governments of Colombia and Ecuador to take immediate action to protect a team of journalists abducted by militants on their mutual border.
5 March 2018 |

IFEX-ALC condemns deterioration of respect for free expression in Venezuela

IFEX-ALC condemns deterioration of respect for free expression in Venezuela Threats, harassment and assaults against media outlets and journalists continue to intensify under the Maduro administration
19 January 2018 |

Climate for press freedom worsens in Missouri, surrounding states

Climate for press freedom worsens in Missouri, surrounding states An already adverse environment for journalists in the Midwestern United States has worsened in the year since President Trump's inauguration, an international group of media watchdogs concluded after traveling to the state of Missouri. The group also met with journalists from Illinois and Wisconsin.
13 April 2017 |

Spike in journalist killings in Mexico spurs international calls for justice

Spike in journalist killings in Mexico spurs international calls for justice IFEX members around the world denounce the alarming rate of journalist murders in Mexico and demand a thorough evaluation of existing protection mechanisms.
24 March 2017 |

Coalition of press freedom groups condemns court ruling against VICE journalist

Coalition of press freedom groups condemns court ruling against VICE journalist The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that VICE News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over all communications between him and an ISIS fighter to the RCMP.
6 March 2017 |

Coalition calls for charges to be dropped against Standing Rock journalists

Coalition calls for charges to be dropped against Standing Rock journalists The Morton County State's Attorney's Office is being urged to drop the charges against journalists arrested during protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline or justify the arrests of reporters in the course of their work.
16 February 2017 |

Civil society organisations condemn Mexican government surveillance of human rights defenders

Civil society organisations condemn Mexican government surveillance of human rights defenders
Recent targeted attacks with surveillance malware are related to the victims' activities in defense of public health, particularly advocating for a soda tax and criticising deficient food labeling regulations.
7 December 2016 |

Mexicans at 2016 IGF denounce human rights violations

Mexicans at 2016 IGF denounce human rights violations Surveillance malware, almost 100 journalists killed, torture, widespread violence against women. That's the reality for many Mexicans. A reality that civil society is no longer accepting.
29 September 2016 |

Canada must prioritise free expression rights in relationship with China

Canada must prioritise free expression rights in relationship with China IFEX members call on Prime Minister Trudeau to put human rights, especially free expression and press freedom, at the heart of the Canada-China relationship.
15 August 2016 |

New cybercrime law is fundamentally flawed

New cybercrime law is fundamentally flawed IFEX members protest the impact on free expression of the overly broad bill, adopted on 12 August.
22 June 2016 |

Journalist covering human trafficking murdered in Texas

Journalist covering human trafficking murdered in Texas Family of Fort Worth newspaper reporter believes there may be a connection between recent reporting and his murder.
9 June 2016 |

Open letter on the financial crisis facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Open letter on the financial crisis facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights On 23 May, the IACHR reported that severe financial problems have forced it to cancel its July and October sessions and all trips planned for this year and, if new funding cannot be secured by mid-June, will lead to the non-renewal of the contracts of 40 per cent of its staff
6 June 2016 |

Venezuela should revoke emergency decree

Venezuela should revoke emergency decree The international community should press Venezuela to revoke the recent “State of Exception and Emergency Decree” that granted the government powers to restrict rights, suspend international cooperation for civil society groups and limit the constitutional powers of the National Assembly.
1 April 2016 |

Necessary and proportional: 10 ways to make digital security policies respect human rights

Civil society groups argue that it's time for a shift in the discourse toward a human-centred policy implemented in accordance with international human rights standards.


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