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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.
21 August 2017 |

Pressure on Cameroon to release jailed RFI journalist who reported on Boko Haram

Pressure on Cameroon to release jailed RFI journalist who reported on Boko Haram Reporters Without Borders and other NGOs have formed a committee to press for the release of RFI correspondent Ahmed Abba, who was given a 10 year jail term in April 2017.
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.
24 July 2017 |

New bill could compromise independence of Somalia Media Commission

New bill could compromise independence of Somalia Media Commission
If adopted, a new law will allow the Somali government to establish a statutory media regulatory body - the Somali Media Commission - by nominating, approving and appointing its 9 members, and compromising its independence.
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.
6 July 2017 |

Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists

Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists AFEX deplores the increasing incidents of killings, physical attacks, arbitrary arrests and detentions, threats and harassment of journalists, media professionals and activists in Africa as a threat towards the enjoyment of free expression and the ultimate development of the continent.
30 June 2017 |

Statement of Solidarity in Support of MENA HRDs for IFEX25

Statement of Solidarity in Support of MENA HRDs for IFEX25 NGOs around the world ask authorities to stop campaigns of repression against HRDs and civil society organisations in the Middle East and North Africa region
7 June 2017 |

Georgia must act on illegal abduction of Afgan Mukhtarli

Georgia must act on illegal abduction of Afgan Mukhtarli After an Azerbaijani journalist was spirited away from Georgia, rights groups say the country must back up its previous statements on enforced disappearances.
14 May 2017 |

The crackdown continues

The crackdown continues Activist Mohammed Zaree was short-listed for the prestigious Martin Ennals human rights award. But the Egyptian government was not impressed: It may soon decide to put him behind bars.
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.
2 May 2017 |

Is Dawit Isaak alive?

Is Dawit Isaak alive? That's the question 33 NGOs are asking Eritrea this World Press Freedom Day, after the Cano prize-winning journalist remains unheard from since 2005.
25 April 2017 |

Hungary's academic freedom and expression at risk due to changes to education law

Hungary's academic freedom and expression at risk due to changes to education law IFEX members call on EU officials to condemn Hungary's attack on the Central European University as a threat to academic freedom and free expression.
21 April 2017 |

English-speaking Cameroonians get their internet back

English-speaking Cameroonians get their internet back What could cause a government to block the internet to specific regions for three months? In Cameroon's case, it was a conflict over the imposition of the French language in anglophone areas.
20 April 2017 |

UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor held on speech-related charges

UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor held on speech-related charges 91 NGOs call on UAE to immediately and unconditionally release award-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor
19 April 2017 |

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon crisis

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon crisis The African Freedom of Expression Exchange has petitioned the African Union Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.
18 April 2017 |

Radio station employee shot dead in Nigeria

Radio station employee shot dead in Nigeria Unidentified gunmen shot and killed Famous Giobaro on 16 April 2017 at his residence in Yenagoa, a local government area in the Bayelsa State of Nigeria.
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.
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.
11 April 2017 |

Somaliland journalist gets 2-year sentence for "anti-national activity"

Somaliland journalist gets 2-year sentence for Independent journalist Abdimalik Muse Oldon was accused of allegedly making comments against Somaliland's president while expressing support for the president of Somalia on social media.
10 April 2017 |

Uganda's glimpse of hope

Uganda's glimpse of hope 2017 is turning out to be a hopeful year for Uganda, as justice is finally being served for numerous violations against journalists.


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