In the following letter, Freedom House, the National Endowment for Democracy and the Committee to Protect Journalists call on Secretary of State John Kerry to emphasize the importance of civil society in his upcoming visit to Russia.
Presidente de la República, Enrique Peña Nieto, promulga hoy la ley que faculta a las autoridades federales para atraer casos de delitos del fuero común cometidos contra periodistas y medios de comunicación.
A coalition of 19 human-rights groups, including Freedom House, calls on President Barack Obama in the following letter to issue an executive order explaining the administration's strategy for preventing atrocities.
Freedom of expression and the practice of journalism have been held hostage by the spiral of violence, which threatens to undermine the very foundations of Mexico’s democracy. Given the serious repercussions on democratic governance and stability, President Obama should give the protection of journalists a prominent place on the bilateral agenda.
Freedom House exhorta al gobierno del Estado de Coahuila y a las instancias federales de procuración de justicia, a que se investiguen con prontitud y eficacia la muerte del fotógrafo del diario Vanguardia.
International and Mexican civil society organizations congratulate and welcome the passage of the proposed laws that will empower federal authorities to federalize crimes committed against journalists and the media.
We write today to urge the State Department to place Uzbekistan in Tier 3 in the 2013 Global Trafficking in Persons Report unless the government of Uzbekistan invites a high-level, tripartite International Labour Organization observer mission to monitor this fall’s harvest prior to the report’s release.