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Free expression violations have been occurring in Venezuela for many years. So why is the latest crisis an unprecedented event for journalists and media?
On the 40th anniversary of Rodolfo Walsh’s murder in Argentina, one of his alleged killers is still awaiting extradition from Brazil.
Journalist Jineth Bedoya has had to give over 11 accounts of her abduction, torture and sexual assault at the hands of Colombian paramilitaries. On 1 March, she must testify again.
How did hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans manage to make their voices heard despite shut down subways, threats and journalist visa denials?
The IFEX-ALC network absolutely rejects the arbitrary police actions, to which the General Secretary of the Sindicato de Periodistas del Paraguay, Santiago Ortiz, was subjected this past Wednesday, 25 May. He was detained by force without any justification, in clear violation of the Constitution of Paraguay.
After Colombian-Spanish journalist Salud Hernández-Mora went missing on 21 May in northern Colombia, two other journalists who went to report on her disappearance have also gone missing.
25 May 2016 is the second national day in Colombia that recognizes women survivors of sexual violence during the internal conflict. This year IFEX takes a look at how journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima, whose case is emblematic
of the lack of justice and respect afforded to victims, and local organisations are working to raise the voices of survivors who will not be silenced.
Paz Peña, Advocacy Director for Derechos Digitales tells IFEX about the ups and downs of their successful campaign to get a Chilean court to stop 24-hour, 360-degree surveillance in Santiago.
IFEX-ALC's recommendation for the creation of “a special commission in the Public Prosecutor's Office to bring those responsible [for attacks against journalists and human rights defenders] to justice”, was accepted by Paraguay last week in Geneva.
Following a fact-finding visit to Paraguay, the IFEX-ALC submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council, detailing the context for free expression in the country. Recommendations have now been included in the official stakeholders' report.
IFEX is calling for the Brazilian Senate to take more time to debate an anti-terrorism bill that is due to be voted on 27 October. The bill's wording is ambiguous enough to allow for overbroad interpretation of the characteristics of the crime of terrorism.
IFEX calls for the immediate retraction of a decision to dissolve local Ecuadorian free expression organisation Fundamedios.
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.
IFEX requests the immediate retraction of SECOM's recent advisory to Fundamedios that forbids the publication of its alerts and threatens the dissolution of the organisation.
IFEX expresses concern over the Office of the Attorney General's recent actions, which resulted in the release and re-arrest of the main suspect in the 2000 attack on journalist Jineth Bedoya.
We spoke with TEDIC in Paraguay, an organization that is helping to spearhead the fight against the "Pyrawebs" data retention bill. When we asked what concerned them the most about this law, they didn’t just give us one or two reasons, they gave us 12!
How did a small Paraguayan NGO help defeat a bill that would have forced ISPs to retain customer information for 12 months?
Having taken on the traditional print, TV and radio media in Ecuador, President Correa has set his sights on the online realm. Follow through our timeline to find out how he does it.
The falling price of oil has brought with it long lines and empty supermarket shelves, highlighting economic issues that the government would rather not discuss.
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Can authorities long known for their ignorance or even complicity in crimes against journalists institute legal measures that produce tangible change?