IFEX Regional Briefs

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

Spanish Civil Guard officers break through a door at a polling station for the banned independence referendum where Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was supposed to vote in Sant Julia de Ramis, Spain, 1 October 2017, REUTERS/Juan Medina

Batons, rubber bullets & censorship: September’s Europe and Central Asia round-up, Part 2

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

Journalists hold copies of the "Cumhuriyet" paper hours before columnist Kadri Gursel was released from Silivri prison outside Istanbul, Turkeu, 25 September 2017, AP Photo/Emrah Gurel

Farce, disappointment and hope: Europe and Central Asia in September, Part 1

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

People hold placards at a rally to pay tribute to victims of violence in protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government, in Caracas, Venezuela, 30 August 2017, REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

2017 tendency continues in August: Attacks and censorship the order of the day

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

A participant takes part in the Korea Queer Culture Festival 2016 in central Seoul, South Korea, 11 June 2016, REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Historic court victories on right to privacy in India and LGBTQI+ in South Korea

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

Demonstrators protest against the detention of Avaaz activist Ozlem Dalkiran and other human rights acitvists outside Turkey's embassy in London, Britain, 25 July 2017, REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

No holiday for Europe’s rights abusers or their victims in August

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

Prominent blogger "Mother Mushroom, left, stands trial in the province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam, 29 June 2017, Vietnam News Agency via AP

Death in custody of a Nobel laureate, sentencing bloggers, and Pakistan’s UN review

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

Flames erupt as clashes break out while the Constituent Assembly election is being carried out in Caracas, Venezuela, 30 July 2017, REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

July in the Americas: Venezuela on verge of losing last vestiges of democracy

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

An activist holds a placard, made to look like a press card, that reads "110 media organizations closed, 157 journalists jailed, 715 press cards cancelled, 2.500 journalists fired" outside the court in Istanbul, 28 July 2017, AP Photo/Emrah Gurel

Summer madness in Europe: Fresh attacks on press, the internet and civil society

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

AP Photo/Fernando Llano

End of June marks a complex, violent half-year in the Americas

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

Members of the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) shout slogans during a demonstration to mark World Press Freedom Day in central Istanbul, 3 May 2017. The placard reads: "Enough!" , REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turning up the heat on Europe’s despots

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

AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos

May, a month marked by threats and attacks on freedom of expression in the Americas

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

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, speaks to journalists in London, 11 May 2017, REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British warnings, German regulations and Turkish raids, oh my!

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

Police use a water canon during clashes with protesters over a proposed constitutional amendment in Asunción, Paraguay, AP Photo/Jorge Saenz

A faltering continent

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

A girl holds a placard that reads: 'NO, we are here, we are not going anywhere', during a protest by supporters of the 'NO' vote against the referendum outcome, in Istanbul, 21 April 2017, AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

The cruellest month

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

Law enforcement officers detain a participant of a rally, denouncing the new tax on those not in full-time employment, in Minsk, Belarus, 25 March 2017, REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Europe’s March Madness

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

Screenshot from a music video by Spanish rapper Valtónyc, who was convicted in February for "glorifying terrorism" in his rap lyrics, YouTube/La TuerKa Rap - Valtónyc. (NO AL BORBÓ)

Europe and Central Asia round-up: February 2017

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