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26 May 2016 |

Journalists reporting on disappeared reporter also go missing

Journalists reporting on disappeared reporter also go missing 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.
24 May 2016 |

No silence, no impunity: Survivors of sexual violence in Colombia

No silence, no impunity: Survivors of sexual violence in Colombia 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.
20 April 2016 |

Security and privacy: How civil society kept Santiago from being carried away by surveillance balloons

Security and privacy: How civil society kept Santiago from being carried away by surveillance balloons 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.
27 January 2016 |

Success at the UN: Paraguay commits to investigate attacks against journalists

Success at the UN: Paraguay commits to investigate attacks against journalists 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.
15 January 2016 |

Paraguay at the UN: High hopes for impunity to be subject of discussion

Paraguay at the UN: High hopes for impunity to be subject of discussion 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.
26 October 2015 |

More debate needed: Brazil's Anti-Terrorism Bill jeopardises the right to protest

More debate needed: Brazil's Anti-Terrorism Bill jeopardises the right to protest 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.
29 September 2015 |

Profile: Rayma Suprani

Profile: Rayma Suprani Rayma Suprani has had a long career as a hard-hitting political cartoonist, having worked at Venezuela’s oldest and largest circulation newspaper, El Universal, for 19 years before she was fired in September 2014.
11 September 2015 |

Ecuador must reverse decision to shut down IFEX member organisation Fundamedios

Ecuador must reverse decision to shut down IFEX member organisation Fundamedios IFEX calls for the immediate retraction of a decision to dissolve local Ecuadorian free expression organisation Fundamedios.
3 September 2015 |

Profile: Catalina Botero Marino

Profile: Catalina Botero Marino Catalina Botero Marino is a Colombian lawyer known for her tenacious demeanour during her tenure as IACHR Special Rapporteur for Free Expression.
24 July 2015 |

How two democratic governments are muzzling NGOs – perfectly legally

How two democratic governments are muzzling NGOs – perfectly legally 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.
26 June 2015 |

Ecuador: Recognise right of Fundamedios to report on free expression

Ecuador: Recognise right of Fundamedios to report on free expression 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.
19 June 2015 |

Profile: Jineth Bedoya Lima

Profile: Jineth Bedoya Lima In the years after she was abducted and brutally assaulted while reporting on violence at a maximum-security prison involving state officials and paramilitary groups, award-winning journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima has fought tirelessly to bring the issue of sexual violence against women into the public consciousness.
10 June 2015 |

IFEX calls for justice for Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya after recent mishandling of case

IFEX calls for justice for Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya after recent mishandling of case 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.
2 June 2015 |

12 reasons Paraguay must reject the #Pyrawebs bill

12 reasons Paraguay must reject the #Pyrawebs bill 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!
1 June 2015 |

How do you defeat an unjust cyber law?

How do you defeat an unjust cyber law? How did a small Paraguayan NGO help defeat a bill that would have forced ISPs to retain customer information for 12 months?
25 March 2015 |

Correa's Online Offensive: A comedian, a president, and a struggle for online expression

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.
21 January 2015 |

Propaganda wars? Cheap oil a costly proposition for free expression in Venezuela

Propaganda wars? Cheap oil a costly proposition for free expression in Venezuela 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.
10 December 2014 |

Is freedom of expression contagious?

Is freedom of expression contagious? Can authorities long known for their ignorance or even complicity in crimes against journalists institute legal measures that produce tangible change?
24 September 2014 |

Venezuelan cartoonist fired over political cartoon

Venezuelan cartoonist fired over political cartoon After 19 years working for El Universal, cartoonist Rayma Suprani was fired over her cartoon critical of the national health system, following recent changes in the paper's ownership and editorial line.
2 September 2014 |

Exiled journalist remains target of Ecuadorian president's criticism, threats of violence

Exiled journalist remains target of Ecuadorian president's criticism, threats of violence President Rafael Correa’s lack of patience for journalists who dare to criticize his administration is no secret. Last week he incited violence against one journalist who has been the frequent target of his attacks.


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