International - IFEX Member Campaigns
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People are encouraged to join around 200 organisations supporting the adoption of 13 basic principles applying existing human rights law to modern digital surveillance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.