IAMCR is deeply concerned by moves to compromise the independence of Australia's research grant process and embed political interference.
IAMCR calls on Hungarian authorities to withdraw a decree denying accreditation for Gender Studies programmes. IAMCR says the measure will "suppress valuable training" and "have a chilling effect on freedom of inquiry and freedom of expression".
IAMCR stands in solidarity with university professors, students and media professionals in Venezuela whose freedom of inquiry and expression is being systematically undermined by the government of President Nicolás Maduro.
IAMCR offers its support to faculty members of the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information protesting against the staff cut strategy of the hedge-fund investment company that owns the one remaining daily newspaper in Denver, Colorado, The Denver Post.
UNESCO and the GNI held a colloquium in Paris on 8 February 2018: "Improving the communications and information ecosystem to protect the integrity of elections”. Prior to that meeting, IAMCR’s Clearinghouse for Public Statements prepared a statement on contemporary challenges for media and communication research posed by digital disinformation.
The Turkish organisation Academics for Peace has issued a call for international solidarity to support its members who are being charged with terror-related offenses for signing a 2016 petition calling for an end to curfews and military operations in the Kurdish region of Turkey.
An update has been made to the IAMCR statement on Catalonia published on 5 October. The update clarifes the scope of IAMCR statements and the role of the Clearinghouse on Public Statements.
As the new academic year begins for many, we are reminded of the 5,717 academics from 117 universities in Turkey who have been fired since July 2016. Only 140 of them have been reinstated in their jobs.
2 April, 2017 - IAMCR sent a letter today to Hungary’s Minister of Human Capacities, Mr. Zoltán Balog, to protest proposed legislative changes that could change the status of Central European University (CEU), forcing it to close and endangering the academic freedom that enables all universities, including those in Hungary, to flourish.
28 Feb, 2017 - IAMCR today published a statement condemning continuing attacks on academic, journalistic and artistic freedoms in Turkey. The statement follows the firing of 330 academics in February 2017, bringing the total number of academics fired over the past 8 months to 7,316. The complete text of the statement follows.
IAMCR stands in solidarity with all those calling for United States President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration to be rescinded. Banning entry to the United States by citizens of named countries, currently Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, for 90 days, suspending the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, and proposals aimed at preparing the ground for ‘extreme vetting’, are unfair discriminatory measures. They entail racial and religious intolerance, result in...
24 January, 2016 - IAMCR's Committee for the Improvement of Academic Life today released a statement of support for Turkish academics who have been arrested and harrassed after signing a petition critical of government and military activities in Turkey's Kurdish region.
IAMCR submitted recommendations on the draft outcome document to be finalized during the United Nations meeting on the 10th anniversary of the World Summit on the Information Society high level meeting in New York 15-16 December 2015.
On 7 September 2015 IAMCR issued a public statement on the future of the British Broadcasting Corporation. The statement was agreed by the IAMCR Clearinghouse on Public Statements and issued by IAMCR’s President.
Mandate of the Clearinghouse for Public Statements
1. Statements will be guided by, and restricted to, the IAMCR remit. They will focus on media/communication issues and reflect IAMCR's critical position.
Statements can originate from the Clearinghouse, from IAMCR entities (Executive Board, International Council, Committees, Task Forces, Sections, or Working Groups), and from individual members. Anyone requesting consideration of a statement must be a paid-up member of IAMCR.