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13 April 2017 |

Spike in journalist killings in Mexico spurs international calls for justice

Spike in journalist killings in Mexico spurs international calls for justice IFEX members around the world denounce the alarming rate of journalist murders in Mexico and demand a thorough evaluation of existing protection mechanisms.
24 March 2017 |

Coalition of press freedom groups condemns court ruling against VICE journalist

Coalition of press freedom groups condemns court ruling against VICE journalist The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that VICE News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over all communications between him and an ISIS fighter to the RCMP.
6 March 2017 |

Coalition calls for charges to be dropped against Standing Rock journalists

Coalition calls for charges to be dropped against Standing Rock journalists The Morton County State's Attorney's Office is being urged to drop the charges against journalists arrested during protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline or justify the arrests of reporters in the course of their work.
16 February 2017 |

Civil society organisations condemn Mexican government surveillance of human rights defenders

Civil society organisations condemn Mexican government surveillance of human rights defenders
Recent targeted attacks with surveillance malware are related to the victims' activities in defense of public health, particularly advocating for a soda tax and criticising deficient food labeling regulations.
7 December 2016 |

Mexicans at 2016 IGF denounce human rights violations

Mexicans at 2016 IGF denounce human rights violations Surveillance malware, almost 100 journalists killed, torture, widespread violence against women. That's the reality for many Mexicans. A reality that civil society is no longer accepting.
29 September 2016 |

Canada must prioritise free expression rights in relationship with China

Canada must prioritise free expression rights in relationship with China IFEX members call on Prime Minister Trudeau to put human rights, especially free expression and press freedom, at the heart of the Canada-China relationship.
15 August 2016 |

New cybercrime law is fundamentally flawed

New cybercrime law is fundamentally flawed IFEX members protest the impact on free expression of the overly broad bill, adopted on 12 August.
22 June 2016 |

Journalist covering human trafficking murdered in Texas

Journalist covering human trafficking murdered in Texas Family of Fort Worth newspaper reporter believes there may be a connection between recent reporting and his murder.
9 June 2016 |

Open letter on the financial crisis facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Open letter on the financial crisis facing the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 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
6 June 2016 |

Venezuela should revoke emergency decree

Venezuela should revoke emergency decree 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.
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.


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