This statement was originally published on blog.wan-ifra.org on 29 January 2018.
Germany has taken in more than a million refugees since 2015, and plenty of stories have been written about them. But, according to the founders of a new project called Newscomer, the views and opinions of refugees themselves are rarely featured in mainstream media coverage.
This statement was originally published on Pacific Freedom Forum's Facebook page on 28 January 2018.
Governments need to recognise a new category of refugee for the information age, says PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum.
"Journalists, whistleblowers and activists desperately need new options for keeping their urgent messages alive," says PFF Chair Monica Miller.
The UN Plan of Action on journalists' safety provides an opportunity to join a multi-stakeholder effort to fight impunity for crimes against journalist. IFEX's 5-minute guide explains what it is, how civil society organisations can use it, and ways it can be made stronger.
This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on 20 October 2017.
There has been another deadly crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Togo, with official sources reporting four deaths.
According to the MFWA correspondent in Togo, an 11 year-old boy, Zomake Jojo, was killed by a bullet fired by security forces in Lomé on October 18, 2017. Three more people were also killed in Sokode, some 300 km north of Lomé.
Since public demonstrations began in March, there have been over 160 violations of the right to freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and the right to seek, receive and impart information.