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1 April 2016 |

Necessary and proportional: 10 ways to make digital security policies respect human rights

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.
31 March 2016 |

Canadian reporter ordered to hand over communications with ISIS fighter

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.
2 March 2016 |

Claudia Julieta Duque: A landmark case

Claudia Julieta Duque: A landmark case 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.
25 February 2016 |

U.S. State Department can do more to protect press freedom abroad

U.S. State Department can do more to protect press freedom abroad 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.
26 October 2015 |

Venezuela unfit for a new Human Rights Council term

Venezuela unfit for a new Human Rights Council term 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.
15 September 2015 |

Groups condemn Ecuadorian authorities' plan to close local organization Fundamedios

Groups condemn Ecuadorian authorities' plan to close local organization Fundamedios 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.
9 September 2015 |

Court ruling deals major blow to media freedom and Inter-American body

Court ruling deals major blow to media freedom and Inter-American body 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.
8 July 2015 |

Latin American groups condemn use of Hacking Team software

Latin American groups condemn use of Hacking Team software 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.
1 May 2015 |

Calls for Pedro Canché to be freed following 8 months in detention

Calls for Pedro Canché to be freed following 8 months in detention Legal proceedings that have involved serious rights violations have kept Mayan journalist Pedro Canché in jail since 30 August 2014 on allegations of sabotage.
14 April 2015 |

Letter to Canada's Prime Minister: Anti-terrorism bill cannot be salvaged

Letter to Canada's Prime Minister: Anti-terrorism bill cannot be salvaged 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.
2 April 2015 |

What is the purpose of Guatemala's anti media terrorism foundation?

What is the purpose of Guatemala's anti media terrorism foundation? 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.
10 February 2015 |

Groups hope Uruguay's media law will become model in Latin America

Groups hope Uruguay's media law will become model in Latin America The adoption of the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services promotes democratisation of the media and the effective exercise of freedom of expression in Uruguay.
21 November 2014 |

Canadian civil society groups launch Censorship Tracker mapping tool

Censorship Tracker aims to be an accessible and reliable resource that Canadians can use to gauge restrictions on free speech in Canada.
10 April 2014 |

French president urged to discuss impunity during Mexico visit

French president urged to discuss impunity during Mexico visit 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.
7 April 2014 |

Ontario's Attorney General should prioritise bill aimed at preventing abusive libel lawsuits

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.
4 October 2013 |

IFEX members call on Brazil's President to protect Internet rights

IFEX members call on Brazil's President to protect Internet rights 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.
6 August 2013 |

Over 150 groups urge President Obama to protect whistleblowers and journalists

Over 150 groups urge President Obama to protect whistleblowers and journalists 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.
31 July 2013 |

Groups call for review of Ecuador's restrictive communications law

Groups call for review of Ecuador's restrictive communications law Over 30 IFEX members write to President Rafael Correa, calling on him to submit the recently-approved Ecuadorian Communications Law to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for a Consultative Opinion.
7 March 2013 |

IFEX members concerned over undermining of OAS Special Rapporteur

IFEX members concerned over undermining of OAS Special Rapporteur Over 30 IFEX members express concern at a set of proposals put forth by the government of Ecuador and due to be discussed on 8 March in Ecuador that seek to reform the OAS Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression.


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