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Feb. 19, 2014 Coordinating Committee of Press Fredom Organizations Open Letter to PM David Cameron

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The Rt. Hon. David Cameron
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
10 Downing Street
London SW1A 2AA
Great Britain

February 18, 2014

Dear Prime Minister Cameron:

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Oct. 24, 2013 — Coordinating Committee Call for Queen to Reject Royal Press Charter

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Your Majesty:

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

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Jan. 31, 2013 - Letter from the Coordinating Committee of Press Freedom Organizations to the British Parliament

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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,
WAN-IFRA, Paris/Darmstadt
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM COMMITTEE, Paris/Washington DC

24 January 2013

To the Honorable Members of Parliament:

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Oct. 17, 2012 - IFEX-TMG Calls on Tunisia to Guarantee Media Independence

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(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.

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Sept. 26, 2012 - Tunisia Should Accept All UN Recommendations on Free Expression

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(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.

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Aug. 14, 2012 - Letter of Resignation of Kamel Labidi as Head of Tunisia's INRIC

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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

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July 17,2012 - WPFC letter to the British Justice System on Laws Restricting Press Freedom

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July 17, 2012
Lord Justice Leveson
The Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand, London

My Lord,

I hope this comment on the subject of your inquiry does not arrive too late for consideration.

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May 31, 2012 - IFEX-TMG Calls for 7-Year Sentences to Be Overturned in Tunisia

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(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.

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May 21, 2012 - WPFC Lamenta el Fallecimiento del Periodista Español José Luis Gutiérrez

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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.

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May 3, 2012 - IFEX-TMG Launches New Initiatives on World Press Freedom Day

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(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.

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