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27 September 2014 |

On Right to Know Day, calls for UN to include free expression rights in development goals

On Right to Know Day, calls for UN to include free expression rights in development goals More than 100 civil society organisations ask the UN Secretary General to recognise the importance of free expression rights in the sustainable development goals.
12 September 2014 |

UNHRC: Joint statement on privacy in the digital age

UNHRC: Joint statement on privacy in the digital age This week's discussion of the report on surveillance by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council is a critical moment in the global understanding of the human rights challenges raised by unlawful and arbitrary surveillance.
18 August 2014 |

Lyon Declaration: Global call to include access to information in UN development agenda

Lyon Declaration: Global call to include access to information in UN development agenda IFEX members and partners from around the world urge the UN to include access to information in the Agenda for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
20 June 2014 |

World Refugee Day: Protection must be provided for refugee journalists

World Refugee Day: Protection must be provided for refugee journalists Faced with the vulnerability of information providers in exile, and in taking into account the inadequacy of international protective mechanisms, Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Rory Peck Trust published a list of recommendations to the international community.
19 June 2014 |

Groups call on UN to protect free expression online

Groups call on UN to protect free expression online This week, a resolution on the importance of protecting human rights online was discussed at the 26th UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva. Read the oral statement on this resolution led by ARTICLE 19 and supported by several IFEX members.
16 May 2014 |

European research institutions, libraries and archives need balanced copyright laws

The undersigned organisations believe that a balanced and effective international copyright framework should support robust discussion of exceptions and limitations to copyright, as well as protections for creators.
17 April 2014 |

Speak up and speak out: Protecting freedom of expression for LGBT people

Speak up and speak out: Protecting freedom of expression for LGBT people In honour of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T), ARTICLE 19 and IFEX members are asking organisations to demand that everyone's right to free expression is fully respected by signing the following statement.
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.


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