I’lam – Arab Center for Media Freedom Development and Research

Articles by I’lam – Arab Center for Media Freedom Development and Research

The UN-HRC chamber, Geneva, Switzerland., Getty Images

HRC 36: Secure digital communications are essential for human rights

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.

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.

Statement of Solidarity in Support of MENA HRDs for IFEX25

NGOs around the world ask authorities to stop campaigns of repression against HRDs and civil society organisations in the Middle East and North Africa region

AP / Jon Gambrell

UAE: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor held on speech-related charges

91 NGOs call on UAE to immediately and unconditionally release award-winning human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor

AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa

Egypt’s Draft NGO Law Dismantles Civil Society

We, the undersigned civil society organisations unequivocally condemn the law on civic associations (non-governmental organisations) adopted by Egypt’s Parliament on 15 November 2016. The Parliament has debated and approved the bill in its entirety in record time, and referred it to the State Council for legal review (non-binding on the Parliament in this case). If […]

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 22, 2016., REUTERS/Chris Watte

Canada must prioritise free expression rights in relationship with China

IFEX members call on Prime Minister Trudeau to put human rights, especially free expression and press freedom, at the heart of the Canada-China relationship.

Protestor is captured and beaten by police in Bahrain

Bahrain has failed massively in implementing human rights recommendations

According to rights groups, Bahraini government’s claims of having implemented all BICI recommendations is mere lip service.

Defying the spiral of silence: A video against self-censorship

The campaign was launched by I’lam Media Center, a Palestinian NGO that works to protect citizens’ freedom of expression and give them a sense of control and empowerment.