Center for Independent Journalism – Hungary

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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.

REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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.

The UN Human Rights Council Chamber, Geneva.

At UNHRC, rights groups highlight deterioration of media freedom in Turkey

Over 70 rights and expression organisations worldwide entreated the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th session to call on Turkey to take immediate steps to address the ongoing free expression crisis in the country.

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Wikimedia

Parliament must defend health of Turkish democracy

Over 40 organisations call for Turkey’s national assembly to end the national state of emergency, extended for three months on October 19th.

People gather to protest the jailing of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper's editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Ankara representative Erdem Gul, in Istanbul, 27 November 2015, Can Erok/Cumhuriyet via AP

Turkish government uses methods “incompatible” with democratic society to silence media

In this letter to Turkish President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Davutoğlu, members of the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media, express grave concerns over the Turkish government’s flagrant violations of media freedoms.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban talks to journalists after casting his vote during Hungary's municipal elections in Budapest, October 12, 2014, REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Protect Hungarians’ right to criticise public officials, say IFEX members

IFEX members support the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union’s draft law to decriminalise libel and defamation of public officials