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The new section of the elections Act includes prohibitions and penalties that violate the Charter right to free expression.

26 year old Pakistani journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was kidnapped off the streets of Lahore in August 2015. , Facebook

Journalist Zeenat Shahzadi was recently recovered from a kidnapping. Rather than releasing her to her family, the Pakistani government is arbitrarily holding her in custody.

A woman buys the final issue of The Cambodia Daily newspaper at a store along a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 4, 2017. , REUTERS/Samrang Pring

IFEX members join 55 NGOs in an open call to the international community to reconvene the Paris Peace Conference in light of its 26th anniversary and worsening attacks on democracy in Cambodia.

Adela Navarro, then co-editor of the weekly "Zeta", wipes her face during a memorial for her slain colleague Francisco Ortiz in Tijuana, Mexico, 23 June 2004, AP Photo/David Maung

Adela Navarro is the director of the weekly news magazine Zeta, one of the only outlets in Mexico to regularly report on drug trafficking, government corruption, and organized crime. Over a 27 year career Navarro has seen colleagues killed for their reporting, and must live and work under constant threat.

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.

Detained Cambodian land activist, Tep Vanny, center, from the Boeung Kak lake community is escorted by court security during a hearing at Appeals Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015., ASSOCIATED PRESS

67 NGOs call for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender Tep Vanny on the one-year anniversary of her detention.

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.

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