Americas - IFEX Member Campaigns
Family of Fort Worth newspaper reporter believes there may be a connection between recent reporting and his murder.
On 23 May, the IACHR reported that severe financial problems have forced it to cancel its July and October sessions and all trips planned for this year and, if new funding cannot be secured by mid-June, will lead to the non-renewal of the contracts of 40 per cent of its staff
The international community should press Venezuela to revoke the recent “State of Exception and Emergency Decree” that granted the government powers to restrict rights, suspend international cooperation for civil society groups and limit the constitutional powers of the National Assembly.
Civil society groups argue that it's time for a shift in the discourse toward a human-centred policy implemented in accordance with international human rights standards.
This ruling sets a dangerous precedent and deals a blow to press freedom and the integrity of journalism in Canada, forcing the essential investigative function of the press to be put at the disposal of law enforcement.
A trial has started in Colombia which has no precedent anywhere in the world. Journalist Claudia Julieta Duque will testify in the trial against three members of the now-disbanded Administrative Department of Security (DAS), who are accused of having tortured her psychologically.
Following up on a meeting with John Kerry in 2015, international organisations urged him to implement the State Department’s journalist safety roadmap and to send a message to posts worldwide to set out new protocols on dealing with imperilled journalists.
Venezuela's human rights record, including as a member of the Human Rights Council, should preclude it from serving another term on the council, according to 34 international and Latin American human rights groups.
For members of the IFEX-ALC, the Secom decision to shut down Fundamedios will affect the free expression landscape in Ecuador and threatens the right of society to be informed. Fundamedios is the only organisation that monitors attacks and threats on the media and defends the right to freedom of expression in Ecuador.
The Honduran Supreme Court has failed to implement a legally-binding order by the IACHR to protect Julio Ernesto Alvarado's right to work in his profession.
EFF, Derechos Digitales and their colleagues in the region have issued a statement to Latin American governments, demanding more transparency on how Latin American states are using -- or misusing -- spyware like that sold by Hacking Team.
Legal proceedings that have involved serious rights violations have kept Mayan journalist Pedro Canché in jail since 30 August 2014 on allegations of sabotage.
Bill C-51 has been widely criticized as irresponsible, dangerous, and ineffective, and many Canadians are saying they won't be pressured into sacrificing their rights and freedoms.
In the midst of few guarantees for the safety of journalists in Guatemala, authorities are endorsing the creation of a body that may further increase the vulnerability of freedom of the press.
The adoption of the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services promotes democratisation of the media and the effective exercise of freedom of expression in Uruguay.
Censorship Tracker aims to be an accessible and reliable resource that Canadians can use to gauge restrictions on free speech in Canada.
Reporters Without Borders and WAN-IFRA have written to French President François Hollande urging him to raise the issue of the safety of journalists and impunity for crimes of violence against media personnel during his two-day official visit to Mexico.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, along with other organisations, writes to Ontario's Attorney General to urge her to make Bill 83, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2013, a key priority. The point of the bill is to create a process allowing courts to review potentially abusive libel lawsuits.
IFEX members call on Brazil's Congress to promptly pass the Marco Civil bill and on President Roussef to ensure its due implementation, as a measure to protect the right of Brazilians to an Internet that is free and open to all.
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Over 150 IFEX members and partners of ARTICLE 19 appealed to US President Obama to drop charges against whistleblower Edward Snowden, update the Whistleblower Protection Act and pass a media shield law.