• The Freedom of Expression Network activists promote and defend the rights of communities to express themselves.

  • The FXI re-joined the IFEX network in June 2017. IFEX is a global member network connected by a shared commitment to defend and promote freedom of expression as a fundamental human right. FXI is also a member of the African Freedom of Expression network. 

  • The right to freedom of expression includes the right to receive or impart information or ideas. Exercising our rights empowers us to inform and express ourselves!

  • The right to protest is a basic human right that ensures the exercise of the right to freedom of expression

  • FXI presenting at the SAHRC Hearings into Racism and Social Media. FXI defending the right to free expression online. 


Promoting and defending the constitutional right to freedom of expression

The Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) was formed in 1994 to defend freedom of expression, to oppose censorship, to promote access to information and knowledge, and to promote media diversity. FXI is the leading organisations on issues of freedom of expression and access to information as enshrined in section 16 of the South African Constitution.

The FXI was formed from a merger between the Anti-Censorship Action Group (ACAG) and the Campaign for Open Media (COM) in order to oppose censorship in South Africa. FXI works to contribute to the creation of a society where everyone enjoys freedom of expression and the right of access to, and dissemination of, information and knowledge.

The Freedom of Expression Institute engages in litigation, research and education to promote and protect the right to freedom of expression. We educate the public about the dangers of censorship and network and engage in solidarity with groups opposing censorship locally and internationally.

The Freedom of Expression Network The network's objective is to raise awareness and advance the fight for the right to access information, freedom of expression and other related rights such as the right to protest, association and assembly.

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