A statement from the IFEX-ALC on recent death threats against the Paraguayan Journalists Union’s leadership.
IFEX-ALC members condemn the recent threats, attacks, harassment, and censorship against media outlets and journalists in Nicaragua.
Saudi Arabia grants women the right to drive while arresting women activists; governments use ‘anti-terror’ legislation in Bahrain and Egypt to crush dissent; repression of activists in Iran and UAE; Israel considers criminalising filming or recording Israeli soldiers as targeting of Palestinian journalists continues.
NGOs call on Bahraini authorities to stop the trial of Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary-General of Bahrain’s largest opposition society, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. He is facing a potential death sentence on politically motivated charges.
Over 30 NGOs have asked Manchester’s mayor to support calls for the release of Ahmed Mansoor, by naming a local street after the jailed human rights defender.
IFEX members call on officials in Kazakhstan to review the law on ‘dissemination of deliberately false information’ as well as the disproportionate and legally questionable actions recently taken against critical media.
The IFEX-ALC network is calling for the prompt and transparent investigation of the murder of a journalism team along the Colombia-Ecuador border.
Over 500 Ecuadorean journalists and rights organizations have signed a letter calling for the governments of Colombia and Ecuador to take immediate action to protect a team of journalists abducted by militants on their mutual border.