4 July 2012

IFEX Communiqué's Greatest Hits


IFEX's new look
Be the first to see IFEX's new logo and look! In late July, we will be introducing "IFEX This Week", a freshly designed weekly newsletter listing the top free expression story in each region (in English, with relevant links to other languages). "IFEX This Week" will be issued every Wednesday and replace the "IFEX Communiqué", of which this is the last edition. And watch this fall for our new monthly round-up of the context behind the free expression headlines, "IFEX In Context". More news to come, later this summer!

The IFEX Communiqué's greatest hits

After 20 years, the "IFEX Communiqué" is taking its final bow. We thought it only fitting that before we move on, we'd trawl through our online vaults and present you with some of our greatest hits.

Iconic kills with impunity

Cabezas. Zongo. Kassir. Politkovskaya. Wickrematunge. And then came the deadliest incident for journalists in history: on 23 November 2009, 32 journalists killed in the Philippines while...

IFEX members under attack

When our members have been threatened, the "Communiqué" has been there to document the violence and provide a level of protection. As early as 2002, we were reporting on the staff of...

Arab Spring

Unsurprisingly, the uprisings and related stories from the Middle East and North Africa last year accounted for some of our best-read work in 2011. The developments in the region prompted IFEX...

Cuba's Black Spring

Syria today, Russia last year, Iran in 2010, Ukraine before it. When those in power decided to flex their muscle, you could count on the "Communiqué" to record the rampant free expression abuses.

Creation of IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group

Back in 2005, 13 members came together as the IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG) to highlight serious violations of free expression, including rampant Internet censorship in Tunisia as it...

Burgeoning anti-terror laws

According to a new report by Human Rights Watch, 140 countries have passed anti-terrorism laws since 9/11, many of them using the war on terror to justify crackdowns on political dissent and...

WikiLeaks and whistleblowers

When online whistleblower WikiLeaks started publishing hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. embassy cables in December 2010, from unflattering assessments of world leaders to secret plans to...

Prophet Mohammed cartoons

Seven years on and the Danish cartoon crisis refuses to be erased. In early 2006, a dozen cartoons lampooning the Prophet Mohammed, originally published in a Danish newspaper, triggered debate...

China and the Beijing Olympics

Way back in 2001 when China was bidding for the 2008 Olympics, the "Communiqué" quoted Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which said that "there are enough democratic countries to avoid...

U.K. libel law

Too often, the "Communiqué" has covered cases where journalists and others have been convicted via laws that offer powerful and privileged people special protection from criticism. Think of...
 
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