IFEX Regional Briefs

Monthly free expression round ups produced by IFEX’s Regional Editors, based on IFEX member reports and news from the regions. 

People react as Ethiopian jounalist Eskinder Nega (unseen) is released from Kaliti Prison, in Addis Ababa, 14 February 2018, YONAS TADESSE/AFP/Getty Images

Roller coaster ride around the region: Releases, abductions, shutdowns and awards in Sub-Saharan Africa

A roundup of key free expression news in Africa, based on IFEX member reports.

Members of the February 14 Revolution Youth Coalition group hold up a poster bearing portraits of jailed activists Nabeel Rajab (L) and Abdul Hadi Al-Khawaja during a demonstration marking May Day, in the village of Musalla, Bahrain, 1 May 2015, MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

Revolutionary anniversaries across MENA marked with repression: February round-up

A roundup of key free expression news in the Middle East and North Africa, based on IFEX member reports.

People shout slogans during a protest against the shortage of food, in Caracas, Venezuela, 28 December 2017, FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images

Authoritarian governments wreak havoc on freedom of expression in the Americas

A roundup of key free expression news in the Americas, based on IFEX member reports.

An inscription reading 'Denizfree' is seen at the headquarters of German newspaper "Die Welt" in Berlin, on 16 February 2018, after Turkey released German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel from prison, STEFANIE LOOS/AFP/Getty Images

Snap elections, SLAPP sentences and a Holocaust law

A roundup of key free expression news in Europe and Central Asia, based on IFEX member reports.

Members of the press follow Counselor to US President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway while she speaks about a potential government shutdown outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, 19 January 2018, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Year begins with full immersion in freedom of expression activism

A roundup of key free expression news in the Americas, based on IFEX member reports.

Activists join journalists in a protest against the Security and Commission's move to revoke Rappler's license, Bernice Beltran/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Asia-Pacific welcomes the new year – with declining freedom

A roundup of key free expression news in Asia, based on IFEX member reports.

A group of activists gather outside the Caglayan courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey on 31 January 2018, calling for the release of Taner Kılıç as the trial of eleven human rights activists resumed, YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images

Free Expression in Europe and Central Asia at the start of 2018

A roundup of key free expression news in Europe and Central Asia, based on IFEX member reports.

Burmese journalist Aung Naing Soe (L) and driver Hla Tin look out from a prison transport vehicle after being sentenced in November, AUNG HTET/AFP/Getty Images

Defiant cartoonists, detained foreign journalists, and ‘recalcitrant’ activists: December in Asia-Pacific

A roundup of key free expression news in Asia, based on IFEX member reports.

Partidarios del candidato presidencial Salvador Nasralla enfrentan miembros de la Policía antimotines, durante una protesta contra la reelección del Presidente Juan Orlando Hernández, en Tegucigalpa, Honduras, el 22 de diciembre de 2017, ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images

Yearend marked by government repression, hostility regarding human rights

A roundup of key free expression news in the Americas, based on IFEX member reports.

Peter Caruana Galizia, husband of Daphne Caruana Galizia, attends a ceremony at a press conference room named in honour of the slain journalist, in Strasbourg, France, 14 November 2017, Elyxandro Cegarra/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Free expression in Europe and Central Asia at the end of 2017

A roundup of key free expression news in Europe and Central Asia, based on IFEX member reports.

A woman casts her vote on a ballot box during the parliamentary and provincial elections in Sindhupalchok District, Nepal, 26 November 2017, REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Ending impunity and defending democracy: November in Asia-Pacific

A roundup of key free expression news in Asia, based on IFEX member reports.

REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

The Americas: Another month in the trenches

A roundup of key free expression news in the Americas, based on IFEX member reports.

Protestors stand outside the office of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, at the start of a four-day protest against the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in Valletta, Malta, 26 October 2017 , REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The good, the bad and the ugly: Free expression in Europe and Central Asia in November

A roundup of key free expression news in Europe and Central Asia, based on IFEX member reports.

AP Photo/Christian Palma

Death as a constant: Attacks continue in the Americas

A roundup of key free expression news in the Americas, based on IFEX member reports.

Independence supporters march during a demonstration in downtown Barcelona, Spain, 2 October 2017, AP Photo/Felipe Dana

The October revolution: Europe and Central Asia round-up

A roundup of key free expression news in Europe and Central Asia, based on IFEX member reports.