This year the IFEX network marks 25 years in the defense of freedom of expression. It is also a year rife with regimes inciting hatred and intolerance, media and even the concept of truth attacked, devalued and undermined. And at a time when so many rights are tied to internet access, shut-downs are on the rise. Is this the new normal? Not if we can help it!
There was a lot of noise in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, over four days in October when more than 150 free expression defenders took on some of the hard realities facing us in our work.