Freedom of speech is a bellwether: how any society tolerates those with minority, disfavored, or even obnoxious views will often speak to its performance on human rights more generally. In international law, access to information and free expression are two sides of the same coin, and both have found tremendous accelerators in the Internet and other forms of digital communication. At the same time, efforts to control speech and information are also accelerating, by both governments and private actors in the form of censorship, restrictions on access, and violent acts directed against those whose views or queries are seen as somehow dangerous or wrong. From our earliest days, when we were called The Fund for Free Expression, we have fought all forms of repression of speech, in all media, around the globe.
AfricaMamlaka nchini Kenya imetekeleza unyanyasaji unaofanyiwa waandishi wa habari wanaoripoti maswala tata, hatua inayotishia uhuru wa kujieleza wakati ambapo taifa hilo linakaribia uchaguzi mkuu mnamo mwezi Agosti 8 2017 kulingana na ripoti iliotolewa na shirika la haki za kibinaadamu la Human Rights Watch na ofisi ya Shirika la ARTICLE 19 ya Afrika Mashariki. Waandishi wa habari pamoja na wanablogu wanaoripoti kuhusu maswala ya ufisadi, unyakuzi wa ardhi, operesheni za kukabiliana na ugaidi pamoja na ghasia za baada ya uchaguzi wa mwaka 2007-2008 pamoja na maswala mengineyo wamekabiliwa na vitisho, kupigwa pamoja na kupoteza kazi.
May 30, 2017News Release