Adil Soz – International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech

Articles by Adil Soz – International Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech

Kazakhstan: Journalists targeted by authorities and rioters

IFEX member Adil Soz has compiled a non-exhaustive, chronological list of journalists who found themselves targeted by both rioters and police during the general unrest that has spread across the country.

Photo of Amangeldy Batyrbekov

Human rights groups call for release of Kazakh journalist Amangeldy Batyrbekov

On the eve of Batyrbekov’s 5 November appellate hearing, rights groups worldwide are calling for his release from custody in Kazakhstan and reconsideration of the criminal defamation law under which he is being tried.

Policemen detain an opposition supporter during a protest rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan May 10, 2018. , REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva

“False information” laws must not be used to silence the media in Kazakhstan

IFEX members call on officials in Kazakhstan to review the law on ‘dissemination of deliberately false information’ as well as the disproportionate and legally questionable actions recently taken against critical media.

26 year old Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was kidnapped off the streets of Lahore in August 2015. , Facebook

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.

A woman buys the final issue of The Cambodia Daily newspaper at a store along a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 4, 2017. , REUTERS/Samrang Pring

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.

Ghana President elect Nana Akufo-Addo, of the New Patriotic Party, smiles on being declared the winner of the presidential election in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016., Sunday Alamba / AP

Urgent Call on the Advancement of Citizens’ Access to Information in Ghana

34 NGOs call on the government of Ghana to ensure its citizens’ right to access to information.

Detained Cambodian land activist, Tep Vanny, center, from the Boeung Kak lake community is escorted by court security during a hearing at Appeals Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015., ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.