18th General Meeting and Strategy Conference of International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) has been held in the capital Port-of-Spain of Trinidad & Tobago in northeastern coast of Venezuela.
170 members came together for freedom of expression
More than 170 representatives from 70 different countries standing for collaboration for freedom of expression will elect the new management of Council of IFEX.
Canada-based IFEX is known as umbrella organization for international and fundamental organizations like Reporters without Borders (RSF), International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), International Press Institute (IPI), Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Article 19.
New regulations for new members
Moreover; the applications of 15 rights organizations from Pakistan , Belarus, Cambodia , Sri Lanka , Macedonia, Hungary , the UK, the U.S.A , Ireland, Costa Rica , Lebanon , Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago and Tunisia which request to be new members of IFEX will be evaluated. It is expected from IFEX to change its regulations in order to renew IFEX as a non-profit organization.
IFEX members meet at Clearing House in Toronto led by Canadian Journalist for Free Expression (CJFE). IFEX also mentors its members as a financial advisor.
Bianet and Initiative against Thought Crime
Enrolled in IFEX in 2006, bianet and enrolled in 2007, Initiative against Thought Crime also go to Congress of IFEX. Breaking news from the congress is announced via #IFEX15 on Twitter.
IFEX holds conferences biyearly in a continent and they were held in Montevideo, Oslo, Beirut and Phnom Pen, before. (EÖ/BD)
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