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Just four years ago we were working in our separate offices spread around 12 distinct countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through IFEX we learned that the issues we were dealing with in our own context were similar, our challenges many and our combined knowledge formidable. With this, a unique alliance was born. The IFEX-ALC has evolved into a dynamic Alliance of organisations that speak with one voice on the many threats right to freedom of expression that occur in the entire region. And now when we have to deal with a free expression issue in our own countries, we know we have friends across the border looking out for us. And beyond that, we have the support of IFEX members globally. It helps to know when navigating through difficult situations in our own countries that our colleagues stand with us and have our back. We have learned that working together with respect, spirited debate and good humour we can continue to solidify our alliance to make a difference.

The IFEX-ALC develops partnerships and is a go-to resource on the right to freedom of expression at the UN Human Rights system in Geneva. We build the institutional capacities of our organisations to ensure that we can enhance and sustain the impact of our work and increase our effectiveness. And together last year we compiled the first regional analysis on impunity to coincide with the International day to End Impunity (IDEI) on November 23, 2012.

IFEX-ALC members:

Articulo 19 (Mexico and Central America)
Artigo 19 (Brazil)
National Press Association (ANP) BOLIVIA
Association for Civil Rights (ADC) ARGENTINA
Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (Abraji) BRASIL
Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM)
Centro de Archivos y Acceso a la Información Pública (CAinfo) URUGUAY
Centro de Reportes Informativos sobre Guatemala - CERIGUA GUATEMALA
Centro Nacional de Comunicación Social (CENCOS) MÉXICO
Comité por la Libre Expresión - C-Libre HONDURAS
Derechos Digitales CHILE
Espacio Público VENEZUELA
Foro de Periodismo Argentino (FOPEA) ARGENTINA
Foundation for Press Freedom - FLIP COLOMBIA
Fundación Karisma COLOMBIA
Fundamedios - Andean Foundation for Media Observation and Study ECUADOR
Instituto de Prensa y Libertad de Expresión (IPLEX) COSTA RICA
Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) PERÚ
Instituto Prensa y Sociedad de Venezuela (IPYS-Venezuela) VENEZUELA
Observatorio Latinoamericano para la Libertad de Expresión - OLA PERÚ
Trinidad & Tobago Publishers & Broadcasters Association
Sindicato de Periodistas del Paraguay (SPP) PARAGUAY
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters - AMARC

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