Little to celebrate and plenty of work ahead: This is how we can describe the past month – one that began with the commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May.
Members of the anti-immigration group Atalante caused a ruckus in the Montreal offices of Vice, entering unannounced wearing masks, making noise and throwing flyers in the newsroom.
Nearly 100 rights groups asked the Council of Europe to engage civil society in their negotiation of a second cybercrime convention protocol, which is aimed at setting the terms for data access by law enforcement to servers outside their geographic authority.
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.
Though many places in the Americas faced threats to free expression last month, few were as dire as Mexico and Central America, where attacks are commonplace and impunity rules.
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.
34 NGOs call on the government of Ghana to ensure its citizens’ right to access to information.
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.