Public Association “Journalists”

Articles by Public Association “Journalists”

Civil society organisations voice concern over Kyrgyzstan’s assault on free expression and independent media

Recent legislative changes, an increase in the harassment of independent media outlets, and a series of attacks on journalists reveal an alarming trend of shrinking press freedoms. Kyrgyzstan is urged to reverse this pattern and create an enabling environment conducive to media freedom and civic space.

Gate in front of the Kyrgyz parliament building, Jeremy Woodhouse, Getty Images.

Stop Kyrgyzstan’s descent into media repression

While Kyrgyzstan has generally been a rare positive example in a region where autocracy has been the rule, recent developments threaten to send the country down a similarly repressive path.

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.

Compassionate release called for in case of Bangladeshi journalist Shafik Rehman

Civil society groups have written an open letter urging medical discharge from prison for distinguished Bangladeshi journalist Shafik Rehman .

The wife of political analyst Kem Ley attends his funeral ceremony at a pagoda in Phnom Penh, 11 July 2016, REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodian government must support civil society and seek justice for Kem Ley

IFEX members call for end to Cambodian governments arrests and harassment of civil society and independent investigation of the killing of noted commentator Kem Ley.

Joint Debate of Assembly and ECOSOC on Partnerships for Post-2015 Agenda, UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Leading press freedom group and IFEX member should be granted access to UN bodies

Civil society groups ask ECOSOC to reconsider granting valued press freedom group and IFEX member, The Committee to Protect Journalists, consultative status at the UN.

Seitkazy Matayev, head of the Kazakh Journalists' Union., REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Kazakhstan must ensure impartiality of actions towards Mateyev

A joint letter to Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev calling for review of recent state actions towards Seytkazy Matayev and the National Press Club.

AP Photo/Elena Becatoros, File

International community calls for the release of VICE fixer Mohammed Ismael Rasool

Members of the IFEX network and other concerned organisations demand justice for wrongful imprisonment of Mohammed Ismael Rasaool