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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.

Protestors in Mexico City hold up signs demanding justice for slain journalist Miroslava Breach, Associated Press/ Eduardo Verdugo

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.

Fundamedios directors César Ricaurte and Mauricio Alarcón at a press conference about the government decision to shut down their organisation, Agencia de Noticias ANDES

Groups condemn Ecuadorian authorities’ plan to close local organization Fundamedios

For members of the IFEX-ALC, the Secom decision to shut down Fundamedios will affect the free expression landscape in Ecuador and threatens the right of society to be informed. Fundamedios is the only organisation that monitors attacks and threats on the media and defends the right to freedom of expression in Ecuador.

Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, head of the Ministry of the Interior, which approved the creation of the new institution, REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

What is the purpose of Guatemala’s anti media terrorism foundation?

In the midst of few guarantees for the safety of journalists in Guatemala, authorities are endorsing the creation of a body that may further increase the vulnerability of freedom of the press.

Uruguay's President José Mujica, AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico

Groups hope Uruguay’s media law will become model in Latin America

The adoption of the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services promotes democratisation of the media and the effective exercise of freedom of expression in Uruguay.

People take part in a demonstration for LGBT rights in downtown Rome, 11 June 2011, REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Protecting freedom of expression for LGBT people

Making a statement during International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T).

A woman picks vegetables near a residential compound under construction in Zhejiang province, China, 17 January 2014, REUTERS/William Hong

Transparency, independent media are vital for global development plan

195 civil society organisations from around the world have called on the UN to put government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new framework for global development.

Romania’s Parliament, led by Prime Minister Victor Ponta (left), voted to recriminalise insult and libel, a move that President Traian Basescu (right) promised to veto., http://www.victorponta.ro/

In an attack on free expression, libel may be recriminalised in Romania

IFEX members are calling on the president of Romania to veto proposed changes to the penal code passed by Parliament that would recriminalise insult and libel.