IFEX Latin American & Caribbean Alliance
Students and journalists protest in memory of murdered journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona in front of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua, 26 April 2018, INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

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.

A woman holds a banner that reads 'Free Luis Carlos', outside the Public Prosecutor's office in Caracas, Venezuela, 12 March 2019, RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Paraguayan journalists call for the extradition from Brazil of a suspect in the murder of their colleague Pablo Medina, in Asunción, 6 March 2015, NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images

A video tells the story of how IFEX-ALC worked with its local member SPP, along with victims of impunity, their families, journalists, officials, and others, to bring this issue to international attention.

Venezuela is in the midst of a marked and alarming deterioration in the position of media outlets and conditions for carrying out journalism, as a result of ongoing harassment by state entities, coupled with the country’s economic crisis.

The case of Tulio Alvarez has sparked concern from freedom of expression advocates, who say that the criminal law should not be used to silence people who write about public issues.

IFEX-ALC calls on the Bolivian government to provide guarantees for the right to freedom of expression and to fulfill its obligations to investigate and bring to justice those responsible for actions against the press.

Riot police dislodge journalists from the main entrance of police headquarters in Managua, Nicaragua December 15, 2018, REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Since April 2018, when demonstrations against the Ortega government began, Nicaragua has suffered serious setbacks to the rights to freedom of expression and access to information

Paraguayan journalists call for justice in the 2014 case of murdered journalist Pablo Medina, in Asuncion, 6 March 2015, NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images

On the anniversary of the death of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina, we celebrate a story of successful network collaboration through a new video that tells the story of IFEX-ALC’s work on the issue of impunity in Paraguay.

Noelia Díaz, secretary general of SPP., Instagram

A statement from the IFEX-ALC on recent death threats against the Paraguayan Journalists Union’s leadership.

Friends and relatives cry during the funeral of the student Gerald Velazquez, shot dead during clashes with riot police in a church near the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, on 16 July 2018, INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

IFEX-ALC members condemn the recent threats, attacks, harassment, and censorship against media outlets and journalists in Nicaragua.

Journalists, authorities and citizens in the province of Carchi march for peace at the border between Ecuador and Colombia. The march took place after the kidnapping and murders of photographer Paúl Rivas, journalist Javier Ortega and their driver, Efraín Segarra., Jose Mafia/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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

Hundreds of people protest outside the Corondelet Palace after the murder of a journalism team from the newspaper El Comercio, in Quito, Ecuador, April 13, 2018, Carlos Arias/Press South/nurPhoto

The IFEX-ALC network is calling for the prompt and transparent investigation of the murder of a journalism team along the Colombia-Ecuador border.

Venezuelan protesters hold a banner with the words: 'Without freedom of expression there is no homeland', Jesús Merida/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Threats, harassment and assaults against media outlets and journalists continue to intensify under the Maduro administration