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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.
22 July 2015 |

Impunity in Paraguay: IFEX-ALC report reveals a dangerous climate for media

Impunity in Paraguay: IFEX-ALC report reveals a dangerous climate for media 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 and recommending the creation of a special unit for crimes against journalists.
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

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.
6 June 2013 |

Video: FOPEA, FOE Champion

The Foro de Periodismo Argentino, or FOPEA, is an organisation based in Buenos Aires and founded in 2002 by a group of journalists concerned with a lack of ethical and professional standards within the profession.
22 November 2012 |

23 voices, 23 faces, just one battle cry

23 voices, 23 faces, just one battle cry Jineth Bedoya Lima, a Colombian journalist whose investigations have led to attempts on her life, on the impact of being profiled in this year's Day to End Impunity campaign.
29 October 2012 |

Is Hugo Chávez's re-election good news for free expression in Venezuela?

Is Hugo Chávez's re-election good news for free expression in Venezuela? Venezuelan media organisations Periodistas por la Verdad and Instituto Prensa y Sociedad Venezuela offer opposing points of view on what President Hugo Chávez's next six-year term means for free expression.
27 June 2012 | Bolivia

Media come under attack amid strike by police officers

The wave of labour unrest that has been rocking Bolivia for months took a disturbing turn when the police launched a mutiny to demand more pay and journalists in several cities became the targets of their anger, reports Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The La Paz-based National Press Association (Asociación Nacional de la Prensa, ANP) recorded several assaults on the press.
23 May 2012 | Colombia

Bomb attack targets former minister

A radio talk show host who used to be a government minister was injured in a bombing in Bogotá shortly after he criticised a constitutional amendment that would open the doors to peace talks with rebel groups, report the Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP) and other IFEX members. There has been no bombing in the capital since 2003.
25 April 2012 | Peru

Lawyer killed while investigating murder of journalist

A district attorney investigating the killing of Peruvian journalist Pedro Flores Silva in 2011 was shot to death last week, reports the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS).
4 April 2012 | Venezuela

Court bans media from reporting on water pollution claims

A Venezuelan court has ruled that the press cannot report on water contamination issues without using government-approved information, report the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS-Venezuela), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
29 February 2012 | Ecuador

Correa's pardon won't change alarming free expression situation, say IFEX members

Amid mounting international condemnation, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he would pardon a former editor and three owners of "El Universo", who were fined US$40 million and sentenced to three years in prison in a libel case, report the Andean Foundation for Media Observation & Study (Fundamedios). While IFEX members welcomed the gesture, some remained concerned for Ecuador's alarming free expression situation.


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