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In countless countries, journalists, editors and publishers are physically attacked, imprisoned, censored, suspended or harassed for their work. WAN-IFRA is committed to defending freedom of expression by promoting a free and independent press around the world.

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  • 2012-07-31 11:06
    Paris, France, Darmstadt, Germany and Vienna, Austria, July 31, 2012 - As Enrique Peña Nieto prepares to assume the Mexican presidency, his public focus has been on scaling back the drug cartel-related violence in the country. Meanwhile, at least four incidents involving journalists being assaulted, abducted, threatened, or arrested have occurred since Mexico’s July 1 election, continuing the nation’s abysmal record of protecting its journalists and their rights. Read more ...
  • 2012-07-10 23:00
    For the revolution and transition period to be truly successful, the Tunisian government must both pass and implement constitutional guarantees and legal reforms enshrining and safeguarding freedom of expression, association and the independence of the judiciary, says a new report by the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG). The IFEX-TMG is a coalition of 21 IFEX members that has been monitoring free expression violations in Tunisia since 2004. Read more ...
  • 2012-07-09 23:10
    The International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members in which WAN-IFRA plays an active role, is deeply concerned by the prevailing uncertainty and obstruction that have led the National Authority to Reform Information and Communication (INRIC) to end its work. Read more ...
  • 2012-07-04 16:23
    Paris, France, Darmstadt, Germany, and Vienna, Austria, July 4, 2012 - In light of Mexico’s Presidential elections that took place on July 1, the International Press Institute (IPI) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) reiterate their call upon President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, to prioritize the safety of journalists and bring an end to the violence and harassment that reporters face throughout the country. Read more ...
  • 2012-07-02 14:49
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  • 2012-07-02 12:30
    The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the International Press Institute (IPI) have expressed their grave concern as Venezuela's main private TV channel Globovisión faces the possibility of closure as a result of an exorbitant fine and a freezing of its assets by the Supreme Court. Read more ...
  • 2012-06-27 15:49
    WAN-IFRA has endorsed IPI General Assembly Resolutions calling on the Mexican Federal government to protect journalists and end impunity, and the Ethiopian government to stop using anti-terror laws to jail journalists. Read more ...
  • 2012-06-27 10:43
    (IFEX-TMG) - 25 June 2012 - The International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members, is alarmed by the recent attacks in Tunisia on freedom of expression, in particular against artistic expression, in the name of religion Read more ...
  • 2012-06-22 14:33
    IPI and WAN-IFRA Demand Immediate Clarification of Events and Reiterate Call to Mexican Presidential Candidates Read more ...
  • 2012-06-18 09:50
    On 7 October 2012, Venezuelans will decide on whether to re-elect President Hugo Chávez or to allow opposition candidate Henrique Capriles to accede to the country’s supreme function. The campaign period will be one of uncertainty; Capriles has successfully united opposition for the first time in 13 years and become a tough contender for Chávez, whose decreasing public appearances after being diagnosed with cancer a year ago have raised many doubts on his ability to run the campaign and serve a 4th term. Read more ...

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