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Civil society says shutting down of international NGOs an ‘attack on civic freedoms’

In October 2018, the authorities ordered 18 international non-governmental organization (INGOs) to shut down operations and leave the country including Action Aid Read more

Civil society says shutting down of international NGOs an ‘attack on civic freedoms’

Women are the main victims of State repression

The Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y Reconciliación Nacional (Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, CCDHRN) reported an increase in the number of arbitrary detentions. Read more

Women are the main victims of State repression

Escalating attacks on journalists worrying, as restrictions on expression continue

Government imposes new tax on internet phone calls, as the cabinet approves new social media and cyber crime law amidst fears that it shall stifle freedom of expression. Also, female student dies during overnight students' riot. Read more

Escalating attacks on journalists worrying, as restrictions on expression continue

Press freedom at risk with new Criminal Code restrictions

In August 2018, Nepal’s new Criminal Codes Act came into effect. Human rights and media organization have raised serious about the new law and its impact on press freedom in Nepal. Read more

Press freedom at risk with new Criminal Code restrictions

Newspaper reacts to deteriorating civic space

On 11th October 2018, the media outlet, Annahar printed a blank newspaper. The action was a protest to decry the "deteriorating conditions in the country at all levels." Read more

Newspaper reacts to deteriorating civic space

Media regulator suspends newspaper for 3 months

Chadian media regulator High Authority for Media and Broadcasting (HAMA) ordered, on 30th August 2018, the closure of the weekly newspaper Al-Chahed for a period of three months on grounds of 'plagiary' and 'spreading false news'. The charges go back to the newspaper's article 'Who is behind the Chadian rebel forces in the north?', claiming that both Qatar and Sudan are linked to the rebels in northern Chad. Read more

Media regulator suspends newspaper for 3 months

Spotlight on Jordan ahead of Human Rights Review

Ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), civic space in Jordan is under the spotlight. The UNHRC will review the situation for human rights in Jordan on 8th November 2018, during the 31st session of the UNHRC. Ahead of this review, civil society groups have pointed to discrepancies in reporting. Read more

Spotlight on Jordan ahead of Human Rights Review

Thousands protest against corruption in Chisinau

On 26th August 2018, thousands rallied at the Great National Assembly Square in Chișinău, Moldova's capital. Participants of the protest chanted "down with the Government, down with the mafia" to denounce government corruption. Read more

Thousands protest against corruption in Chisinau

CSOs: reject general amnesty in peace negotiations

In a statement and during a press conference on 24th August 2018, five Central African and international organisations have asked to not include a general amnesty as part of the political dialogue with armed groups to end the violence Read more

CSOs: reject general amnesty in peace negotiations

Media freedoms violations surrounding Mali's presidential elections

According to Internet without Borders, there has been an "escalation of the method of censorship of the Malian internet" surrounding the presidential elections, with technical restrictions to prevent the use of VPNs and social networks on the eve of the presidential run-off elections on 15th August, preceded by a restricted access to the main social networks by provider Orange Mali. Julie Owono of Internet without Borders said: Read more

Media freedoms violations surrounding Mali's presidential elections