(HRNJ-Uganda/IFEX) - We, the undersigned freedom of expression organisations, are concerned about the declining environment for journalists in Uganda, and the growing overall threat to freedom of expression in the country.
(ANP/IFEX) - 7 October 2010 - In an open letter to the president of the legislature, 24 IFEX members express concern over two articles in the proposed Law against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination:
Álvaro García Linera
President of the Legislative Assembly of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia
SOURCE: IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group
(IFEX-TMG) - October 12, 2010 - The International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 20 IFEX members, is gravely concerned for the well-being of Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukaddous and urges his immediate release. Boukaddous, whose health has sharply deteriorated in prison, is serving a four-year jail term following his conviction in July for "forming a criminal association liable to attack persons."
(October 5, 2010) Leading international free speech groups are calling on Sadegh Larijani, head of Iran's judiciary, to release Canadian-Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan.
Derakhshan was sentenced to 19 and a half years last week, convicted of 'co-operation with hostile countries, spreading propaganda against the establishment, promoting counter-revolutionary groups, insulting Islamic thought and religious figures and managing obscene websites'. Known as the 'blogfather', he is widely credited as one of the pioneers of blogging in Iran.
ARTICLE 19, CJFE, CPJ, Index on Censorship and PEN Canada join together to condemn the excessive prison sentence of 19 and a half years handed down to Canadian-Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan
(Toronto, September 21, 2010) Two leading Canadian free expression organizations have confirmed reports that Canadian Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan may face the death sentence.
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and PEN Canada learned from Derakhshan's family that the Iranian prosecutor in his case has called for the death penalty.
TORONTO, ON (September 7, 2010) Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is proud to recognize international journalists Emilio Gutierrez Soto, Luis Horacio Nájera, Serge Sabouang, Robert Mintya and the late Bibi Ngota with the 2010 International Press Freedom Awards, to be presented at the CJFE Gala: A Night to Honour Fearless Reporting. These courageous journalists are chosen for their extraordinary courage and overcoming tremendous odds to report on controversial stories despite dangerous circumstances.
(Toronto, September 6, 2010) Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) welcomes the news that the film "So Far From Home" has been nominated for a Gemini award. CJFE was proud to be associated with the film that shone a spotlight on the challenges and dangers faced by five journalists from regions of major conflict.
"I dream of stating my convictions in a liberal democracy that is free of censorship, supportive of youthful voices and tolerant of divergent views. This is one of the main reasons why I wish to pursue my studies at the graduate level in Canada"
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), working with Canadian activist Emily Wilson, has set up a fund on behalf of Zimbabwean journalist Mbonisi Zikhali.
Background about Mbonisi:
Sixty-eight human rights organisations and civil society groups issued the following joint statement to the Moroccan government on June 28 2010, calling for an end to the politicised judicial harassment of journalists:
We, the undersigned 68 human rights and press freedom organisations, express our deepest concern about recent cases of politically-motivated attacks against Moroccan journalists for their critical reporting.