Western Europe - IFEX Member Campaigns
The introduction of this law only two months after the Charlie Hebdo tragedy is seen as an attempt to broaden surveillance powers under the guise of preventing terrorism.
Members of the Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations call upon the Members of the British Parliament to reject any form of statutory control or any other legislation concerning regulation of the British press, following the release of the Leveson Report in November 2012.
In an open letter to the foreign secretary, rights organisations point to the intimidation campaign against peaceful political activists.
Privacy International is pressuring the government to ban exports of British surveillance technologies to regimes that routinely engage in internal repression and serious human rights abuses.
The bill, which will curb aggressive libel lawsuits and protect free expression for journalists, writers and scientists, is the first wholesale attempt at reform since 1843.
CPJ data show that the country has been ranked the deadliest in the world for journalists for two consecutive years.
As the month-long campaign "Open the doors! We have the right to know" comes to a close, RSF and its partners attempt to shine a light on the conditions of migrants in detention facilities across Europe.
The Arab world was the motor of history in 2011 but the Arab uprisings have had contrasting political outcomes so far, with Tunisia and Bahrain at opposite ends of the scale.
RSF activists demonstrated outside the Hotel Ritz in Paris, where Kagame was scheduled to have breakfast with a delegation of French businessmen, in protest against his visit to France.
The Act gives authorities broad powers to make information secret and prosecute those who release it without authorisation.
CPJ urges the U.K. to distance itself from responses taken in repressive countries to social unrest and instead, reaffirm its historical commitment to freedom of expression and of the press.
Germany is considering a deal to sell tanks to Saudi Arabia despite the latter's dismal human rights record, including severe restrictions on freedom of expression.
London-based photographers staged a Flashmob outside City Hall to denounce arbitrary restrictions on their work in a city where the banning of photography in many public spaces is enforced by private security guards.
IPI is also concerned that current defamation laws encourage self-censorship.
ARTICLE 19 welcomes a High Court decision to dismiss the defamation claim brought by the Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash against the "Kyiv Post", an independent Ukrainian newspaper.
Three months have passed since the November 2010 deadline for Cuban authorities to free the remaining dissidents.
Political influence and conflicts of interest are key issues, says the organisation
Assad has often spoken of political openings since taking office in 2000, but reforms are at a standstill, RSF said.
RSF addresses a letter to Kenneth Clarke, the British Secretary of State for Justice, calling for impartiality in Julian Assange's case.