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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.
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.
IFEX calls for the immediate retraction of a decision to dissolve local Ecuadorian free expression organisation Fundamedios.
Catalina Botero Marino is a Colombian lawyer known for her tenacious demeanour during her tenure as IACHR Special Rapporteur for Free Expression.
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.
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.
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.
Can authorities long known for their ignorance or even complicity in crimes against journalists institute legal measures that produce tangible change?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.