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3 May 2010 |

The challenge and promise of World Press Freedom Day for Southeast Asia

"Not only journalists and writers, but even their defenders are being arrested and harassed, from Vietnam, Burma, and Cambodia to Singapore and the Philippines," deplores SEAPA.
3 May 2010 |

World Press Freedom Day: Free media and freedom of information

"The Right to Information cannot be fully realised without the fourth pillar of democracy: a free media," ARTICLE 19 says.
30 April 2010 |

Ten journalist murder cases to solve

For World Press Freedom Day, CPJ challenges authorities in 10 nations to bring justice and reverse the culture of impunity.
22 April 2010 |

World's press rallies around journalists in exile on World Press Freedom Day

WAN-IFRA is dedicating its 2010 World Press Freedom Day campaign to "Journalists in Exile".
20 April 2010 |

Iranian journalist Jila Bani Yaghoob wins "Freedom of expression" award sponsored by RSF

Jila Bani Yaghoob was awarded the prize for her blog "We are journalists" at the sixth international "Best of the Blogs" event held in Berlin from 13 to 15 April.
14 April 2010 |

Imprisoned Burmese blogger Nay Phone Latt to receive top PEN honor

Imprisoned Burmese blogger Nay Phone Latt to receive top PEN honor The blogger is the recipient of the 2010 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, which will be presented at PEN's Annual Gala on 27 April 2010.
8 April 2010 |

Freedom House launches "30 Days of Press Freedom"

A new essay will be featured each day leading up to World Press Freedom Day and will highlight developments in press freedom for each of the 30 years of the survey's publication.
30 March 2010 |

"Defamation of religions" resolution suffers major loss of political support

CIHRS calls vote at UN Human Rights Council a "major victory for freedom of expression advocates."
29 March 2010 |

ARTICLE 19 and IFJ back new UN action on safety of journalists in armed conflicts

The organisations welcome a draft resolution on journalists' protection, but view the suggested process as inappropriate in view of the gravity of the situation.
25 March 2010 |

UN Human Rights Council: 40 IFEX members reject "defamation of religions" resolutions

UN Human Rights Council: 40 IFEX members reject In a joint submission to the UN Human Rights Council, 40 IFEX members protest resolutions on defamation of religion and the proposed elaboration of complementary standards to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
19 March 2010 |

Forty-seven human rights organisations urge states to reject draft resolutions which undermine freedom of expression

Civil society organisations - including IFEX members ARTICLE 19, BCHR, CIHRS and Human Rights Watch - wrote to Member States of the UN HRC expressing their opposition to draft resolutions on "combating defamation of religions".
16 March 2010 |

Nigerian and Indonesian activists challenge repressive measures in "Defamation of Religions" debate

On 10 March 2010, Freedom House held a panel discussion to look at options for combating religious discrimination without restricting free speech.
12 March 2010 |

RSF releases new list of "Internet enemies" on World Day Against Cyber Censorship

RSF releases new list of Russia and Turkey are the latest countries to be added to the organisation's "under surveillance" list.
10 March 2010 |

Fifty years of women writers in prison

On International Women's Day, the WiPC celebrates and commemorates all women writers, past and present, who have suffered arrest, attack and even murder for having spoken out.
10 March 2010 |

International Women's Day: ARTICLE 19 reflects on the experiences of women who have stood up for free expression

In a report, ARTICLE 19 reaffirms the importance of gender equality as a key component of the right to freedom of expression.
25 February 2010 |

Human rights advocates present plan of action to Obama administration

President Obama was urged to prioritise freedom of expression and association, and support human rights defenders.
24 February 2010 |

Sri Lanka's Lasantha Wickrematunge named 53rd IPI World Press Freedom Hero

Sri Lanka's Lasantha Wickrematunge named 53rd IPI World Press Freedom Hero Six decades after IPI's founding, the murdered Sri Lankan editor will be one of 60 heroes honoured at the IPI World Congress in September 2010.
19 February 2010 |

Global human rights advocates meet with President Obama on U.S. human rights agenda

Activists from more than eight countries encouraged the president to play a greater leadership role in defending freedom of expression.
10 February 2010 |

International special rapporteurs for free expression highlight 10 critical challenges

The rapporteurs have released their 10th annual joint declaration on 10 key challenges to freedom of expression in the next decade.
5 February 2010 |

International PEN celebrates 50th anniversary of Writers in Prison Committee with year-long campaign

The campaign - Because Writers Speak Their Minds - marks 50 years of defending freedom of expression around the world.


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