INTERNATIONAL: IFEX members call for freedom of expression during historic elections in Burma

Posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010

The following is a joint statement signed by IFEX members, including CIJ, calling, among others, for access for media and election monitors to elections in Burma, and freedom of information for the voters-to-be.

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INTERNATIONAL: Show your support for World Day Against Cyber Censorship

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2010

(RSF/IFEX) – Reporters Without Borders will celebrate World Day Against Cyber Censorship on 12 March 2010. This event is intended to rally everyone in support of a single Internet that is unrestricted and accessible to all. It is also meant to draw attention to the fact that, by creating new spaces for exchanging ideas and [...]

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Forty-seven IFEX members condemn massacre of journalists, call for justice

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Condemning the problem of impunity in the Philippines, 47 IFEX members appeal for justice in the horrible massacre of a reported 28 journalist

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Organization to support legal defense for journalists formally launched

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI), a non-government organization that provides legal support to journalists and media outlets in the course of protecting their right to free expression, was formally launched last week.

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International: UN passes defamation of religion resolution

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

The United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution on defamation of religion last week, much to the dismay of IFEX members who say the measure is a serious blow to the right to freedom of expression.

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International: Organizations reject defamation of religion campaign

Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2009

More than 180 rights organisations worldwide, including 27 IFEX members, have banded together to oppose a "defamation of religions" campaign at the UN mounted by Islamic states that would make criticising religion a crime in UN resolutions, declarations and world conferences.

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International : Women writers subjected to censorship, smear campaign

Posted on Thursday, March 12th, 2009

International media freedom and freedom of expression advocates are throwing spotlight on women's writer worldwide in conjunction with the International Women's Day, falls on 9 March annually.

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RSF appeals to King on Raja Petra's ISA detention

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard wrote today to Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al Mukhtafi Billah Shah, the king of Malaysia, asking him to intercede in the case of "RPK".

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Australia: More tuning to community radio

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

THE audience for community radio has jumped in the past two years even as the overall audience for commercial radio has marginally declined, according to a survey.

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Burmese magazine editor forced to resign over published poem

Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

An editor of a monthly magazine in Burma has been forced to resign for publishing a poem about the historic Depayin town in its June issue, Mizzima.com, a SEAPA Alerts partner, reports.

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