1 Drawing the world’s attention to stories and events that affect free expression through our website, online publications and special reports. See how on our homepage.
2 Acting together through IFEX advocacy coalitions, working groups, joint statements, petitions and more to bring about change. See how on our Take Action! page.
3 Strengthening free expression advocacy groups through conferences, workshops, resource materials and more. See how in Our Network and Campaign Toolkit sections.
The IFEX network has saved lives, pressured governments to abandon oppressive laws, and provided support and connections so that isolated individuals and groups can join and advocate for free expression.
IFEX members work at the local, national, regional and international level, spanning 65 countries, with more than two thirds based in the Global South, and each with their areas of expertise.
Our Annual Highlights
Each year, through collaboration and innovation, IFEX finds creative ways to raise awareness of free expression issues, strengthen the power of our network, and bring about real change through targeted campaigns and advocacy work. We’ve posted some highlights here.
The IFEX Council is made up of 13 representatives of our network member groups. The Council acts as the oversight body for IFEX.
IFEX was created in 1992 in Montréal, Canada, when a dozen leading free expression organisations came together to create a coordinated mechanism to rapidly expose free expression violations around the world. Today IFEX is the leading global network of organisations defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression and information, recognised for its effectiveness and credibility.
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Campaigns and advocacy contact:
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