For more than three centuries since Britain abolished the last set of statutory controls on the press in 1695, the United Kingdom has been a consistent champion of the most crucial freedom of all - freedom of expression – and a beacon of liberty across the world.
Freedom of expression was central to the European Convention of Human Rights which Britain helped draft. It is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which the UK is a signatory. It is a core belief in the Commonwealth Charter which Britain inspired. Free
Jan. 31, 2013 - Letter from the Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations to the British Parliament
COMMONWEALTH PRESS UNION MEDIA TRUST, London
FIPP – THE WORLDWIDE MAGAZINE MEDIA ASSOCIATION, London
INTER AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION, Miami
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTING, Montevideo
INTERNATIONAL PRESS INSTITUTE, Vienna
WORLD ASSOCIATION OF NEWSPAPERS & NEWS PUBLISHERS,
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM COMMITTEE, Paris/Washington DC
24 January 2013
To the Honorable Members of Parliament:
(IFEX-TMG) - 17 October 2012 - A general strike for media employees is taking place today as Tunisian authorities continue to resist demands to make constitutional guarantees on freedom of expression and recall controversial media sector appointments. The IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members, which includes the World Press Freedom Committee, stands strongly with the media sector in its action, calling on the Tunisian government to reconsider its policies regarding the media and to engage in meaningful dialogue that will secure its independence.
(IFEX-TMG) - While welcoming Tunisia's acceptance of 110 of its 125 recommendations during a United Nations review last week, the IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), including World Press Freedom Committee, calls on the country's leadership to adopt the recommendations related to freedom of expression without delay.
No power can deprive Tunisians of their right to a free press, like all other free people in the world
By Kamel Labidi, Journalist and former Chair of INRIC
July 17, 2012
Lord Justice Leveson
The Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand, London
I hope this comment on the subject of your inquiry does not arrive too late for consideration.
(IFEX-TMG) - 25 May 2012 - Ahead of a court of appeal hearing on 28 May, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members, urges the Tunisian judiciary to quash the seven-year prison terms handed down in late March to Ghazi Ben Mohamed Beji and Jaber Ben Abdallah Majri.
Washington, DC, EE.UU, 21 de Mayo, 2012 — El Comité Mundial de Libertad de Prensa —una organización que aúna 45 grupos de libertad de prensa de todo el mundo— lamenta profundamente el fallecimiento del legendario periodista José Luis Gutiérrez, uno de los pilares del periodismo español y un gigante de la libertad de expresión en todo el mundo.
(IFEX-TMG) - 3 May 2012 - Members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG) gathered in Tunis for World Press Freedom Day to mark the launch of four new initiatives to support Tunisian rights to freedom of expression, which remains under threat despite the gains of the past year.
April 10, 2012 - IFEX-TMG Alarmed by Ongoing Attacks Targeting Demonstrators, Media, Performers and Academics in Tunisia
(IFEX-TMG), April 10, 2012 — The International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members, including the World Press Freedom Committee, is alarmed by ongoing attacks targeting journalists, artists, performers and women for the "crime" of freely expressing their opinion as well as by the Tunisian security forces' alleged inaction during most of these instances in the past year.
Statement prepared for delivery by Ronald Koven, European Representative, World Press Freedom Committee, during UNESCO executive board deliberations, 8 March 2012
As the European Representative of the World Press Freedom Committee, I’d like to focus on the implications for the cause of press freedom of implementing the Obiang Prize or the Equatorial Guinea Prize.