RSF’s World Press Freedom Index shows decline in “safe” countries for journalists
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The last time IFEX came together as a network was in Montreal in 2017, under the theme: Rights, Resistance, and Resilience. But in our current global context it has become increasingly apparent that we need to move beyond resistance, and find ways to disrupt the current paradigm.

Frankly, it has become far too easy to interfere with the media’s key role in supporting fair elections and healthy democracies. As the Executive Director of the IFEX network writes, each World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to renew our vow to make it difficult for those who try to do so.

Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (L) delivers a speech during the Open Government Partnership Annual Conference in Brasilia, 17 April 2012, EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images

The Open Government Partnership brings states together to make their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Find out how civil society groups can be a part of it!