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

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

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.

An opposition supporter during a protest against President Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela, 31 March 2017, REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Free expression violations have been occurring in Venezuela for many years. So why is the latest crisis an unprecedented event for journalists and media?

Link to: Spanish journalist barred entry to Venezuela to cover protests

Aitor Saez, a Spanish correspondent working for Deutsche Welle, was sent back to Colombia on the night of January 22, 2017, after immigration authorities said the Spanish journalist did not comply with the necessary requirements to enter the country.

Link to: TV technicians detained by pro-government supporters in Caracas

Capitolio TV technicians Óscar Sánchez and Michael Acosta were about to install broadcasting equipment to cover news of a parliamentary session on healthcare, when they were detained by pro-government supporters.

Link to: Compulsory parliamentary broadcast overrides planned programming on radio, TV stations

On January 5th, 2017, the live broadcasts of open-signal radio stations were obstructed, during the swearing-in of the new board of directors of the National Assembly (AN), the highest legislative entity.

Link to: Venezuelan journalist shot at in presumed retaliation for earlier report

On December 8, 2016, journalist Jamel Louka, correspondent for Diario La Antena, was shot at in the Monagas municipality of Guárico state. The incident took place during the morning when he was intercepted by four men on two motorcycles, who shot at his car.

Link to: Journalist from mayor’s office assaulted by government party supporters

Euro Lobo, the head of press for the mayor’s office of Mérida told IPYS Venezuela that he was ambushed at an entrances to an Andean community while covering a political event.