Mobs Target Press Across W. Europe

This week's roundup of attacks on free expression by IFEX is alarming. A global watchdog monitoring free speech and media, IFEX reports attacks by far-right hoods on journalists in France, Greece, Italy and the UK during January 24-31. And that's just for Europe. Reporters were attacked at a yellow-vest protest in Rouen, France, while journalists in UK were repeatedly targeted by far-right groups that have attached themselves to the pro-Brexit movement. In Italy, journalists covering a neo-fascist event in Rome were assaulted, part of an upsurge in attacks since that country's populist, anti-immigrant government came to power in June 2017. And in Greece, journalists were attacked by members of the far-right Golden Dawn.

Source: IFEX

Posted on: January 31, 2019

Africa makes freedom of information gains

The last decade has witnessed a rapid increase in the adoption of Access to Information laws throughout Africa, with only one law passed in 2000 to 11 in 2013. But each country has experienced varying levels of implementation, demonstrating a need for greater regional guidance.

Source: IFEX

Posted on: June 10, 2013