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15 November 2017 |

The Pakistani government must release Zeenat Shahzadi from custody

The Pakistani government must release Zeenat Shahzadi from custody Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.
22 October 2017 |

Immediate action needed to end attacks on democracy in Cambodia

Immediate action needed to end attacks on democracy in Cambodia IFEX members join 55 NGOs in an open call to the international community to reconvene the Paris Peace Conference in light of its 26th anniversary and worsening attacks on democracy in Cambodia.
19 September 2017 |

HRC 36: Secure digital communications are essential for human rights

HRC 36: Secure digital communications are essential for human rights A joint statement by the Association of Progressive Communications, IFEX and 64 co-signatories at the UN-HRC 36 warns of the threat to human rights posed by recent attacks on the right to use encryption technology, in Turkey and across the globe.
14 August 2017 |

One Year On: Cambodia must immediately release Tep Vanny

One Year On: Cambodia must immediately release Tep Vanny 67 NGOs call for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender Tep Vanny on the one-year anniversary of her detention.
10 July 2017 |

Pressure mounts on Cambodia a year after Kem Ley's killing

Pressure mounts on Cambodia a year after Kem Ley's killing On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.
11 May 2017 |

What's next for the Maldives after Yameen Rasheed?

What's next for the Maldives after Yameen Rasheed? Bytes for All looks at what changes need to occur to improve free expression in the Maldives and put an end to the murders of Maldivian dissenters.
11 April 2017 |

Free expression deteriorating in Pakistan ahead of UN review

Free expression deteriorating in Pakistan ahead of UN review In 2012, Pakistan made a commitment to improve its free expression record. Five years later, the endemic killings and threats targeting journalists throughout the country tell a very different story.
4 March 2017 |

Cambodia failing to protect human rights defenders ahead of elections

Cambodia failing to protect human rights defenders ahead of elections 78 civil society groups condemn the crackdown on dissent in the lead up to elections in Cambodia and call on the government to cease their unlawful attacks on human rights defenders.
6 February 2017 |

Australia: Free expression detained?

Australia: Free expression detained? 25 IFEX members question Australia's detention of dissident journalists, cartoonists and actors at Manus Island.
3 August 2016 |

Compassionate release called for in case of Bangladeshi journalist Shafik Rehman

Compassionate release called for in case of Bangladeshi journalist Shafik Rehman Civil society groups have written an open letter urging medical discharge from prison for distinguished Bangladeshi journalist Shafik Rehman .
21 July 2016 |

Cambodian government must support civil society and seek justice for Kem Ley

Cambodian government must support civil society and seek justice for Kem Ley IFEX members call for end to Cambodian governments arrests and harassment of civil society and independent investigation of the killing of noted commentator Kem Ley.
9 June 2016 |

Tongan Prime Minister should end harassment of local journalist Viola Ulakai

Tongan Prime Minister should end harassment of local journalist Viola Ulakai  IFEX members call on the Prime Minister of Tonga to cease threats of suspension of journalist Viola Ulakai and respect his past commitment to press freedom in the country.
25 May 2016 |

Malaysian MPs should reject restrictive amendments to internet and communications law

Malaysian MPs should reject restrictive amendments to internet and communications law IFEX members and regional partners urge Malaysian MPs to ensure media laws are in line with international standards on online freedom of expression and access to information.
11 May 2016 |

Groups call on UNHRC to investigate murders of writers and activists in Bangladesh

Groups call on UNHRC to investigate murders of writers and activists in Bangladesh Human rights organisations are calling for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into the murders of at least nine writers, bloggers, publishers, academics, and activists in Bangladesh since February 2015.
2 May 2016 |

International groups renew call for Thailand to release journalist Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk

International groups renew call for Thailand to release journalist Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk Human rights defender Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk is currently incarcerated in Bangkok's Remand Prison, where he is serving a 10-year sentence following his conviction on charges of lèse-majesté.
7 April 2016 |

Free imprisoned blogger Shokjang, civil society groups tell Chinese authorities

Free imprisoned blogger Shokjang, civil society groups tell Chinese authorities Critical blogging is the lifeblood of free societies, not a threat to social stability, say rights groups.
25 January 2016 |

International rights groups condemn attack on Afghan media community

IFEX joins in global solidarity with the victims of the Tolo TV attack and all Afghan journalists and media workers
16 November 2015 |

International delegation calls on president to address media freedom concerns

International delegation calls on president to address media freedom concerns The International Partnership Mission to Indonesia travelled to the country to meet with journalists, government and civil society representatives to review the media environment one year on since its first visit in December 2014. Significantly, it also conducted a fact-finding visit to Papua.
11 September 2015 |

Indonesia: Official inaction perpetuates impunity in 1996 murder case

Indonesia: Official inaction perpetuates impunity in 1996 murder case The International Partnership Mission for Indonesia and AJI have called for a thorough investigation into the 1996 murder of Indonesian journalist Udin. Evidence suggests the murder was in retaliation for his reporting into alleged corruption and election rigging.
7 August 2015 |

International rights groups call for release of seriously ill Chinese journalist Gao Yu

International rights groups call for release of seriously ill Chinese journalist Gao Yu Gao, 71, has been incarcerated since her apprehension in April 2014 for allegedly leaking an internal Chinese Communist Party document disparaging human rights. She suffers from chronic heart pain, high blood pressure, and other diseases.


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