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ActiveWatch has become an IFEX member

We proudly announce you that today ActiveWatch has become an IFEX member. The IFEX network of organisations is connected by a shared commitment to defend and promote freedom of expression as a fundamental human right. IFEX defends and promotes everyone’s right to free expression: IFEX advocates for the free expression rights of all, including media workers, citizen journalists, activists, artists, scholars. 

ActiveWatch, also a member of the Reporters without Borders since 2004, is a human rights organization advocating for free communication in the public interest. 

read the article »Published: Monday, 17 June 2013 · comments · FreeEx, Events and Activities

Free Speech in Romania

Express yourself freely! ActiveWatch promotes, on a daily basis, article 30 of the Romanian Constitution: „(1) The freedom to express thoughts, opinions or beliefs and the freedom of creations of any kind, either vocally, in writing, or by means of images, sounds or any other means of communication in public, are inviolable”

read the article »Published: Saturday, 12 November 2011 · comments


Issues Despite the fact that over the last 20 years, Romanian society has made remarkable progress, numerous cases still arise, where journalists are censored and assaulted, and citizens are discouraged from protesting or denouncing abuses of the state institutions

read the article »Published: Friday, 11 November 2011 · comments


2010 was a difficult year for freedom of expression. Romania ranked 52 in the world ranking of press freedom ("Press Freedom Index 2010"), published by the Reporters without Borders organization. Media freedom in our country had been in decline for the third consecutive year (2007 - 42nd place, 2008 - 47th place, 2009 - 50th place, 2010 – 52nd place)

read the article »Published: Thursday, 10 November 2011 · comments

Taking Action

As we are uncomfortable in the grey area of global classifications regarding freedom of expression and because we want a free society: We continuously monitor Romanian public space, in order to prevent and react against any restriction of the freedom of expression

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 9 November 2011 · comments