International Women’s Day: Stories of progress and challenges in online civic spaces
Online spaces can provide opportunities for marginalized groups to connect and express themselves, but they have also become sites of harassment and surveillance, limiting access to information and resources. The burden of staying safe online often falls on those who have been targeted for abuse. On International Women’s Day, IFEX Regional Editors share stories from their regions about steps being taken to balance safety and freedom online.
Action Plan or Inaction Plan? The fate of the world’s journalists – and our democracies – hangs in the balance
On the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, and the 10th anniversary of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists, IFEX’s Executive Director underscores that a robust civic space cannot exist where impunity thrives, and calls on States to start living up to their commitments
Can democracy survive Brazil’s upcoming elections?
What is next for Brazil? There is no simple answer, but democracy is at risk as the country approaches national elections – and we should all be concerned.
News that’s fit to print
We need to value and support the critical work of journalists countering the mis- and disinformation flooding our communications channels, especially during crises, conflicts, and elections. The good news is that when the media and civil society work together, they create a better information climate – and a healthier civic space – for us all.