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3 April 2014 |

UN must reject mass surveillance to protect global privacy rights

UN must reject mass surveillance to protect global privacy rights In response to a consultation being undertaken by the UN on the right to privacy in the digital age, Privacy International in conjunction with six other groups called on the UN to recognise that mass surveillance is incompatible with human rights.
3 February 2014 |

Transparency, independent media are vital for global development plan

Transparency, independent media are vital for global development plan 195 civil society organisations from around the world have called on the UN to put government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new framework for global development.
21 January 2014 | International

Davos urged to address secret mass surveillance scandal

Davos urged to address secret mass surveillance scandal Leading free speech and privacy organisations have called on the world's elite assembled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to tackle the challenge of global mass surveillance of electronic communications.
17 December 2013 | International

Why access to information must be a central pillar in the future of development

On 9 December 2013, a joint statement was launched with the intention of starting a discussion on including access to information as a central pillar in the post-2015 development framework.
3 December 2013 | International

Civil society letter expresses concern about allegations of state surveillance

Civil society letter expresses concern about allegations of state surveillance The Open Government Partnership is an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. A joint letter to the OGP highlights civil society's concerns about state surveillance practices.
23 November 2013 | International

UN General Assembly urged to reject mass surveillance

The UN General Assembly should approve a new resolution and make clear that indiscriminate surveillance is never consistent with the right to privacy, five human rights organisations said in an open letter.
20 September 2013 | International

Governments break silence on surveillance as activists launch human rights principles

Governments break silence on surveillance as activists launch human rights principles During an event at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, a coalition of civil society organisations launched a set of standards that interpret States' human rights obligations in light of new technologies and surveillance capabilities.
31 July 2013 | International

Global coalition stands against unchecked surveillance

Global coalition stands against unchecked surveillance People are encouraged to join around 200 organisations supporting the adoption of 13 basic principles applying existing human rights law to modern digital surveillance.
20 March 2013 | International

Concern over secrecy of free trade agreement, provisions on "intellectual property"

Concern over secrecy of free trade agreement, provisions on The proposed Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) must exclude any provisions related to "intellectual property" that could impede the right to free expression, says a joint civil society declaration.
29 January 2013 | International

Joint letter to Skype calls for greater transparency

Joint letter to Skype calls for greater transparency In an open letter to Skype, numerous journalists, activists and NGOs urge it to be more transparent about the confidentiality of Skype conversations and about its data protection and retention policies.
26 November 2012 | International

Civil society delegates respond to UN plan on journalists' safety

Civil society delegates at a UN Inter-Agency meeting have agreed to support the implementation of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.
24 October 2012 | International

Joint statement on journalist safety delivered to UNESCO

More than 40 media organisations worldwide are demanding urgent action by governments, the UN, and the industry to stop violence against journalists and end impunity in attacks on the press.
16 October 2012 | International

IFEX members bring free expression concerns to UN body

IFEX members bring free expression concerns to UN body IFEX members have provided submissions for a number of countries up for review in the latest round of examinations under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, a UN mechanism set up in 2006.
25 September 2012 | International

Media freedom, independence key in wake of anti-Islam film

Media groups stress that the harmful acts of a few - a hateful anti-Islam film, the vicious attacks it sparked - should not overwhelm the ability of people to be properly informed by the only institutions with a clear mandate to do so: the independent news media.
14 September 2012 | International

Expanded telecom regulations could threaten Internet freedom

Civil society groups have voiced concerns about proposals made by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that would threaten the openness of the Internet.
28 June 2012 | International

IPI World Congress opens with roll-call of 72 journalists killed

IPI World Congress opens with roll-call of 72 journalists killed This is shaping up to be the deadliest year for journalists since IPI began keeping records 15 years ago, with a total of 72 journalists already having lost their lives in 2012, including 20 reporters and citizen journalists who died covering the conflict in Syria.
25 June 2012 | International

International experts call for a "crime against free expression"

International experts mandated by the UN, AU, OAS and OSCE will call for governments to create a new category of crime against free expression in response to increasing attacks against journalists, human rights defenders and others.
20 June 2012 | International

Refugee journalists need better protection, says RSF

RSF is marking World Refugee Day with an updated version of its guide for journalists who are forced to flee into exile.
20 June 2012 | International

Two special rapporteurs call for accountability in crimes against journalists

The Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and the Special Rapporteur on free expression both issued reports urging state and non-state actors to secure journalists’ rights by implementing and monitoring international human rights law.
29 May 2012 | International

Journalists' safety back on top of world community's agenda, says IFJ

Among the issues examined at last week's debate on the safety of journalists at the 12th Doha Forum was the strengthening of national laws to end impunity.


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