The fight for press free­dom

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Me­dia free­dom is un­der at­tack around the world. Last year alone, 81 re­porters were killed world­wide for do­ing their jobs, while more than 250 have been jailed. Vi­o­lence and ha­rass­ment against jour­nal­ists in gen­eral has sky­rock­eted. Cur­rently, there are 58 jour­nal­ists miss­ing around the globe. In most cases, the per­pe­tra­tors of these ac­tions are never brought to jus­tice, fos­ter­ing a cli­mate of im­punity. IFEX, for­merly the In­ter­na­tional Free­dom of Ex­pres­sion Ex­change, is a global net­work of in­de­pen­dent non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions work­ing at the lo­cal, na­tional, re­gional and in­ter­na­tional level to de­fend and pro­mote free­dom of ex­pres­sion as a fun­da­men­tal hu­man right. IFEX ad­vo­cates for the free ex­pres­sion rights of all, in­clud­ing me­dia work­ers, cit­i­zen jour­nal­ists, ac­tivists, artists and schol­ars. This print ad­ver­tise­ment was cre­ated by TBWA, Canada. Cap­tion reads: “Some­times it’s more than the truth that gets buried. We want jus­tice for jour­nal­ists like Daphne Caru­ana Gal­izia. Join the fight at ifex.org”

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