Promoting and defending freedom of expression as a fundamental human right

IFEX advocates for the free expression rights of all, including media workers, citizen journalists, activists, artists, scholars.

Defending and promoting freedom of expression as a fundamental human right
Help break the chain: don’t become a channel for disinformation!

Monday 28 September was the International Day for Universal Access to Information, and IFEX-ALC — the alliance of IFEX members in Latin America and the Caribbean — launched a new campaign to encourage critical thinking among users of messaging services and social media platforms.

Although disinformation has always been with us, the rise in popularity of these services and platforms has allowed rumours to spread to a much wider audience in a much shorter time.

Check out this op-ed by Alejandro Delgado, president of IFEX-ALC’s Coordinating Committee, for practical advice on how to spot disinformation, and the importance of checking the source and accuracy of information before sharing it.