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In the face of a smear campaign against human rights defenders in Mexico, IFEX asks President Nieto to speak out in support.
You may be surprised to learn that libraries are some of our best allies in the defence of access to information, privacy, and intellectual freedom. But this is nothing new, because these rights have always been fundamental to what libraries stand for.
It's a familiar story that always has the same sad ending. Anabel Flores Salazar, a crime reporter for El Sol de Orizaba
newspaper, was found dead on 9 February 2016 in the state of Puebla, becoming the 15th journalist killed in Veracruz since 2010.
Living and working in one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists, women's rights activist and writer Lydia Cacho works tirelessly to expose sexual abuse against women and children, bringing their violators to account.
Daniel Pearl, who was a highly experienced journalist who worked at many of the Wall Street Journal
’s bureaus, is sadly also remembered for the fact that his murder, which took place while we was on assignment in Pakistan, has never been solved.
You may not know Jesselyn Radack. But you definitely know her clients.
When she decided to leak thousands of U.S. military documents to Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning made a decision that would change not only her life, but that of all those who care about truth, transparency and holding governments accountable.
The governments of Ecuador and Canada, both sensitive to criticism and prone to silencing their opponents, are using existing legislation to clamp down on the activities of civil society – including two IFEX members.
You can fire her. You can try to isolate her. But you can't keep the journalist who helped found MexicoLeaks from being a thorn on Mexico's ruling class.
The 6 February 2015 decision marked the first time in its 15-year history that the only UK court empowered to oversee GHCQ, MI5 and MI6 has ruled against the intelligence and security services.
Journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo was found dead weeks after being kidnapped in Veracruz state. A former police officer claims the local mayor is behind Sánchez's death.
Can authorities long known for their ignorance or even complicity in crimes against journalists institute legal measures that produce tangible change?
The suspected murder of citizen journalist María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio was reported via her own twitter account, after she was believed to have been kidnapped by cartel members in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Dr. Ignacio Chapela on why he is optimistic about the state of science in the public interest despite the dominating influence of industry in academia.
IFEX member the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms responds to David Swick's piece about the challenges of reporting on Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Journalism ethics professor David Swick offers advice to journalists wanting to cover a topic that engenders passionate disagreement and charges of biased reporting.
Find out how the U.S. presidential candidates measure up when it comes to free expression issues. Based on their track records, let us know who you would vote for in our online poll.
ARTICLE 19's Darío Ramírez talks about answering the call of the Mexican crime reporter a week after she went missing with her baby on 8 June.
A crime reporter has become the ninth journalist killed in Veracruz since the governor took office in December 2010, says ARTICLE 19, noting that not one of the nine cases has been solved.
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After months of student protests over tuition hikes, Quebec passed Bill 78, an emergency anti-protest law. IFEX lays out exactly what all the fuss is about, and why the new law is a free expression nightmare.