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7 March 2014 |

Chief Executive of Hong Kong urged to protect freedom of expression

Chief Executive of Hong Kong urged to protect freedom of expression After a series of increasingly violent events, IFEX members and supporters call on Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying to take clear and deliberate steps to defend press freedom.
19 February 2014 |

Coalition condemns Vietnam court decision in Le Quoc Quan case

Coalition condemns Vietnam court decision in Le Quoc Quan case
It is believed that Mr. Quan's detention is politically motivated and a reaction to his blog, where he frequently exposed human rights violations by the Vietnamese government.
13 February 2014 | Vietnam

Vietnamese lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan on hunger strike ahead of his appeal trial

Vietnamese lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan on hunger strike ahead of his appeal trial Jailed Vietnamese blogger and human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan has launched a hunger strike to protest the refusal by prison authorities to provide him access to legal counsel, access to legal and religious books, and access to a priest for spiritual guidance, ahead of his appeal trial on 18 February 2014 in Hanoi.
5 February 2014 | Vietnam

UN Human Rights Council urged to address deteriorating situation in Vietnam

ARTICLE 19 and PEN International urged the international community to address the increasingly severe crackdown on free speech in Viet Nam, while at the UN in Geneva. Rather than improving, the human rights situation in Viet Nam has deteriorated markedly since 2009, when the country last underwent a Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
27 January 2014 | Cambodia

Failing Cambodia human rights record reviewed at UN as crackdown on protests continues

Failing Cambodia human rights record reviewed at UN as crackdown on protests continues A coalition of human rights groups urged the international community to address the increasingly severe crackdown on free speech in Cambodia, during the country's Universal Periodic Review at the UN in Geneva.
6 December 2013 | Vietnam

Vietnamese blogger's detention "illegal", says UN rights tribunal

Vietnamese blogger's detention Following the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention determination that Vietnamese human rights lawyer Le Quoc Quan's detention is illegal, 12 NGOs issued a joint appeal to the authorities calling for his immediate release.
21 October 2013 | Indonesia

APEC asked to guarantee access for journalists at regional meetings

APEC asked to guarantee access for journalists at regional meetings Press freedom groups join the Hong Kong Journalists Association to condemn the banning of Hong Kong reporters from covering Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Indonesia in early October.
24 September 2013 | Cambodia

Cambodia's government and donors urged to act to prevent escalation of violence

Cambodia's government and donors urged to act to prevent escalation of violence Gravely concerned at the Cambodian authorities' repeated use of excessive force to suppress the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression, five NGOs call on Cambodian and foreign governments to take immediate action to prevent the human rights situation from deteriorating further.
6 September 2013 | Cambodia

On eve of demonstration, Cambodia urged to respect right to peaceful assembly

On eve of demonstration, Cambodia urged to respect right to peaceful assembly Cambodian authorities should not discourage or prevent people from enjoying the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, whether through threats, intimidation or the use of unlawful force, civil society organisations stressed on the eve of a CNRP peaceful assembly.
24 July 2013 | Vietnam

Appeal for immediate release of Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay on hunger strike

Appeal for immediate release of Vietnamese blogger Dieu Cay on hunger strike Ten rights organisations have called on President Obama to raise the issue of ailing blogger Nguyen Van Hai (aka Dieu Cay), on hunger strike to protest jail conditions, when he meets the Vietnamese President on 25 July 2013.
23 July 2013 | Vietnam

Ahead of U.S.-Vietnam meeting, Obama urged to press for blogger's release

Ahead of U.S.-Vietnam meeting, Obama urged to press for blogger's release Nineteen human rights organisations have written to U.S. President Barack Obama to raise the issue of the detention of human rights defender and blogger Mr Le Quoc Quan when President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam meets Obama on 25 July 2013.
19 July 2013 | Cambodia

Free media crucial for free and fair elections in Cambodia

Free media crucial for free and fair elections in Cambodia Over 50 member and partner organisations of FORUM-ASIA and SEAPA have released an open letter raising serious concern about recent developments in Cambodia, as the country gears up for the National Assembly Elections on 28 July 2013.
27 June 2013 | Cambodia

Joint submission on Cambodia to UN Universal Periodic Review

A joint submission to the UN UPR process of Cambodia focuses on the country's compliance with its international human rights obligations in respect to freedom of expression.
23 May 2013 | Vietnam

Coalition calls on Vietnamese government to end persecution of activists

Coalition calls on Vietnamese government to end persecution of activists As eight Vietnamese human rights activists are appealing their convictions, a coalition of organisations has questioned the legitimacy of the trial and condemned the reported ill treatment of the activists since they have been in detention.
14 May 2013 | Philippines

Concern over Philippines police chief's treatment of journalist

IFEX members called on Philippines authorities to reprimand a local police chief who arrested a radio broadcaster without a warrant after he talked about police incompetence on the air.
13 May 2013 | Pakistan

Pakistan urged to investigate presence of spyware on its communications network

Pakistan urged to investigate presence of spyware on its communications network A consortium of NGOs and individuals has called on the Pakistan Telecommunication Company to investigate the existence of a FinFisher surveillance tool on its network and publicly disclose its findings.
7 May 2013 | Indonesia

Indonesia urged to reopen investigation into 1996 murder of journalist

In a joint letter, the Government of Indonesia is urged to reopen investigations into the 1996 murder of investigative journalist Udin and to identify and prosecute his killers before the statute of limitations on his murder runs out in August 2014.
13 March 2013 | Vietnam

UN urged to press for Vietnamese blogger's release

UN urged to press for Vietnamese blogger's release A broad coalition of human rights organisations has called for UN free speech and human rights watchdogs to intervene and secure the immediate release of Vietnamese blogger and human rights activist Le Quoc Quan.
26 February 2013 | Malaysia

Rights groups slam detention of Al Jazeera journalists in Malaysia

Three Al Jazeera journalists reporting on an armed standoff near Lahad Datu, Sabah, in Malaysia were detained and interrogated by Malaysian authorities for at least six hours on 20 February 2013.
22 February 2013 | Cambodia

Cambodian lawyers banned from granting interviews without prior consent

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia is moving to prohibit lawyers from giving radio and television interviews without its prior permission. Legal action would be taken against any lawyers whose public dissemination of information risks damaging the reputation of the legal profession.


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