Through its Civic Space campaign, IFEX aims to reinforce the value of civic space and inspire advocates to promote and defend it, highlighting its intersections with a healthy democracy and freedom of expression.

International Women’s Day: Stories of progress and challenges in online civic spaces

Online spaces can provide opportunities for marginalized groups to connect and express themselves, but they have also become sites of harassment and surveillance, limiting access to information and resources. The burden of staying safe online often falls on those who have been targeted for abuse. On International Women’s Day, IFEX Regional Editors share stories from their regions about steps being taken to balance safety and freedom online.

Action Plan or Inaction Plan? The fate of the world’s journalists – and our democracies – hangs in the balance

On the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, and the 10th anniversary of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists, IFEX’s Executive Director underscores that a robust civic space cannot exist where impunity thrives, and calls on States to start living up to their commitments

Activists And Community Members Demonstrate Against Police Killings in io de Janeiro, Brazil

Can democracy survive Brazil’s upcoming elections?

What is next for Brazil? There is no simple answer, but democracy is at risk as the country approaches national elections – and we should all be concerned.

Injured photographer holding a camera

News that’s fit to print

We need to value and support the critical work of journalists countering the mis- and disinformation flooding our communications channels, especially during crises, conflicts, and elections. The good news is that when the media and civil society work together, they create a better information climate – and a healthier civic space – for us all.

Hundreds of Belarusian people living in Krakow gathered during a Solidarity Rally against the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko.

Repression and resistance in Belarus: A monthly chronology

A monthly chronology of repression and resistance in Belarus, based on the work of IFEX members and other international and domestic actors.