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09 Jun 2017 description

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.

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20 Apr 2017 description

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017 petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Ms. Faith Pansy Tlakula, to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression and human rights situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.

18 Feb 2016 description

Media Foundation for West Africa

This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 17 February 2016.

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) is alarmed at the deteriorating human rights situation in Uganda ahead of the country's 2016 polls.

AFEX has noted with dismay the increased hostility of state officials and security agents in Uganda towards the media and opposition elements in the run-up to the February 18, 2016 general elections.

16 Feb 2016 description

The IFEX network calls on the international community to pressure the incumbent government of Uganda to end its crackdown on freedom of expression and assembly during the election period and beyond.

ATTN:

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Frederica Mogherini
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Ambassador Deborah Malac
U.S. Ambassador to Uganda

16 Oct 2015 description

Le Burundi a connu des troubles lorsque le président Pierre Nkurunziza a annoncé en mai qu'il était candidat à un troisième mandat. La crise s'est intensifiée quand Nkurunziza a été réélu en juillet, avec des assassinats, des attaques contre la police et des exécutions sommaires.

Cet article a été initialement publié sur ifj.org le 16 octobre 2015.

18 Sep 2015 description

This statement was originally published on freemedia.at on 17 September 2015.

The year 2015 is on course to be the deadliest year for the media on record, according to the International Press Institute's (IPI) Death Watch, which has systematically kept track of journalists' killings around the world since 1997.

14 May 2015 description

Journaliste En Danger (JED) has called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the security and information services that report to it, to loosen the noose around the media and independent journalists currently suffering under different political, economic and judicial pressures. JED asks that Congolese authorities re-open the dozen or so media outlets currently closed, and declare a moratorium on the arrest of journalists for doing their work.

06 Mar 2015 description

This statement was originally published on indexoncensorship.org on 6 March 2015.

By Milana Knezevic

Last year, authorities in the east of Afghanistan decided to shut down a cemetery. The problem was that this particular cemetery was not just a final resting place; it had taken on a second function as a marketplace where women in the city could meet and trade. With the closure, the financial lifeline the women had created for themselves, was cut. There were some protests, the story was covered in a local newspaper, and that was it.

16 Dec 2014 description

Extremist groups are targeting journalists in Somalia, Nigeria, Iraq and Syria. And the governments who should be protecting reporters seem unable or unwilling to do so

Caro Rolando and Hiba Zayadin 15 December 2014

22 Jul 2014 description

Hiba Zayadin 21 July 2014

\“Israel is not in any way responsible for injury or damage that may occur as a result of field reporting,” said the Israeli Government Press Office in an email to journalists reporting in Gaza on 19 July, two days after Israel launched a ground offensive into the tiny, overpopulated strip of land.

17 Jul 2013 description

Burma is at a crossroads. The period of transition since 2010 has opened up the space for freedom of expression to an extent unpredicted by even the most optimistic in the country.

07 Feb 2013 description

The decisions IFEX members make and the challenges they face when documenting journalists' fatalities

By Marianna Tzabiras

Countless journalists around the world risk their lives to cover conflict zones, and raise the ire of powerful groups by reporting on controversial subjects. Sometimes they pay the ultimate price, losing their lives to bring us the story.

07 Feb 2013 description

Tunisia caught the attention of IFEX members when it won the bid to host a major UN Internet forum in 2005. The hypocrisy of a country with one of the most pervasive systems of Internet censorship in the world hosting a gathering of thousands of people to talk about open communications was too much to ignore, and the IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG) was born.

23 Jan 2013 description

(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - 23 January 2013 - Many governments and big businesses hide behind a veil of secrecy. They want to hide their impact on people's lives and the environment and to silence criticism of their policies and operations.

That means no one can hold them to account for actions that result in millions of people suffering from hunger. By strengthening laws that force them to be open and honest, we can make sure they do not get away with it.

10 Jan 2013 description

RSF/IFEX) - 10 January 2013 - Reporters Without Borders is deeply disturbed by acts of violence against news media and journalists in connection with a month-old armed uprising in the Central African Republic against President François Bozizé's government.

Community radio stations, a major source of news for much of the population, have been particularly affected.

03 Dec 2012 description

(JED/RSF/IFEX) - 3 décembre 2012 - Reporters sans frontières et son organisation partenaire en République démocratique du Congo, Journaliste en Danger (JED), s'inquiètent vivement de la mesure de suspension décrétée le 1er décembre 2012 par le Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel et de la communication (CSAC) contre Radio Okapi. Ce média, administré depuis dix ans par les Nations unies, émet sur l'ensemble du territoire de la République Démocratique du Congo.

26 Nov 2012 description

(ARTICLE 19/IFEX) - 22 November 2012 - We, the undersigned participants of the meeting of the civil society delegates of the 2nd UN Inter-Agency meeting on the safety of journalists and the issues of impunity, that took place on the 21st of November, 2012:

  • Welcome and endorse the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity with the expectation that the United Nations and the member states will engage all stakeholders, including civil society and media, in its implementation in a participatory and inclusive manner;

21 Mar 2012 description

(HRNJ-Uganda/IFEX) - Kampala, 21 March 2012 - The Parliament overturned a decision banning journalists from bringing their electronic devices into the parliamentary press gallery. Last week, MPs rejected a proposal calling for journalists to be permitted to use audio recorders and cameras while covering plenary sessions.

20 Mar 2012 description

20 March 2012

(HRNJ-Uganda/IFEX) - Kampala, 19 March 2012 - Ugandan journalists who cover parliamentary news have blacklisted members of parliament (MPs) who argued against a proposal to allow the media to cover debates in the House with their video and still cameras and electronic recorders. The targeted MPs include Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), NRM MP for Iganga District Olivia Kwagala Kabala and Bukooli North NRM MP Bakka Mugabi.