28 September 2012
By Annie Game and Natasha Grzincic
Welcome to IFEX In Context, IFEX’s new monthly review and third in a suite of updated information products. It is obvious from reading the incidents and news items contributed by IFEX members to the IFEX Daily Digest and IFEX This Week that there is no dearth of attacks on freedom of expression and its defenders. In Context aims at providing the background, context and analysis on free expression issues and trends that will help bring perspective to the issues.
In Context will explore the diversity of opinion and perspective on free expression issues within IFEX and beyond as well as provide a space for debate and analysis on issues that affect us all. It is the place to find in-depth features, meet the FoE champions and learn new facts.
In this issue visit the gallery and see the controversial cartoons by India’s Aseem Trivedi that have landed him in jail. Read about your right to know and why that matters, and hear the arguments for why WikiLeaks should be entitled to the same First Amendment rights as The New York Times.
As a hub for the latest ideas and thought-provoking analysis on free expression issues, In Context is designed to be a place for readers to learn and engage. We hope the content will inform, inspire and even enrage you from time to time. Feel free to express yourself – and let us know what you think. Your ideas on stories, concepts or spotlights are welcome.
Annie Game is the Executive Director at IFEX. Natasha Grzincic is the Editor of IFEX In Context. Contact us at: in_context (@) ifex.org