IFEX members demand protection for women journalists and activists

  on January 21, 2014

Adapted by Philip Lee, WACC.

In 1980, the Guatemalan poet, journalist and women's rights activist Ala?de Foppa was detained and then 'disappeared' by security forces. Thirty years later the authorities have yet to launch an inquiry and no one has been arrested in connection with her disappearance. This year, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, 44 IFEX members are standing up for Foppa and other women in the free expression community who have been targeted because of their gender.

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January 21, 2014
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