CJFE regularly sends letters of concern to authorities in countries around the world - including Canada - where free expression violations have occurred and which warrant particular attention on behalf of CJFE and other like-minded groups. Click on the links below to view the alerts we have released. Alerts do make a difference - and, in some cases, can save lives of imperiled journalists. If you wish to write alerts in support of press freedom around the world, we have some tips and instructions, or contact us at cjfe [at] cjfe.org for further enquiries.
JOINT ACTION IFEX-TMG concerned about further threats to freedom of expression posed by state of emergency As the crisis in Tunisia evolves, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 20 IFEX members, calls for Tunisia's rulers to respect human rights, including freedom of expression. Read more
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." Read more
SOURCE: IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG) - April 27, 2010 - While members of the Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG) welcome Taoufik Ben Brik's release from prison today, the press freedom coalition condemns the charges against journalist Fahem Boukadous as a political manoeuvre whose true aim is to silence criticism of Tunisian authorities. The TMG is a group of over twenty organisations who belong to the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) network. Five members of the TMG are on mission in Tunisia this week. Read more
The members of the Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of 18 freedom of expression organisations who belong to the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) network, are concerned about recent attacks against human rights defenders and representatives of independent media outlets in Tunisia. The TMG believes that these attacks are part of a broader pattern of intimidation against journalists and free media advocates perpetrated by the Tunisian authorities to curb freedom of expression in the country. Read more
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) joins with other members of the Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of 18 member organisations of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) network, in protest of the violent treatment on August 19, 2008, in the Tunis airport of journalist Sihem Bensedrine, Secretary General of the Observatory for the Freedom of Press, Publishing and Creation in Tunisia (OLPEC), IFEX's member in Tunisia, and an IFEX-TMG partner. She is also a member of the IFEX Council, IFEX's governing body. Read more
Fourth TMG Report Launched Worldwide "Freedom of Expression in Tunisia: The Siege Holds" PRESS RELEASE In its fourth report on freedom of expression conditions in Tunisia, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Tunisian Monitoring Group (TMG) concludes that it is still increasingly important that free expression and human rights groups, as well as the international community at large still keep monitoring developments in Tunisia. Read more
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