Observatorio Latinoamericano para la Libertad de Expresión – OLA

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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.

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 […]

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.

Bahrain must end reprisals and harassment of human rights defender Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman

IFEX members call on the Government of Bahrain to stop the and judicial harassment and reprisals against Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos

Venezuela should revoke emergency decree

The international community should press Venezuela to revoke the recent “State of Exception and Emergency Decree” that granted the government powers to restrict rights, suspend international cooperation for civil society groups and limit the constitutional powers of the National Assembly.

Malaysian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Razak speaks as he unveils Malaysia's 2016 budget at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., Joshua Paul/AP

Malaysian MPs should reject restrictive amendments to internet and communications law

IFEX members and regional partners urge Malaysian MPs to ensure media laws are in line with international standards on online freedom of expression and access to information.

Shokjang (right), with fellow writer Therang.

Free imprisoned blogger Shokjang, civil society groups tell Chinese authorities

Critical blogging is the lifeblood of free societies, not a threat to social stability, say rights groups.