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Government rejects repeated police calls for social media ban during elections

The Inspector General of Police reiterated a call for a complete ban on social media during upcoming elections. Read more

Government rejects repeated police calls for social media ban during elections

Protests dispersed with excessive force in Argentina

Security forces in Argentina continue to use excessive force against protestors. Read more

Protests dispersed with excessive force in Argentina

Authorities tighten surveillance of CSOs in the wake of terror attacks

Freedom of expression and media freedom are under major threat in Bangladesh. According to rights group Ain o Salish Kendra 74 journalists were allegedly subjected to torture in Bangladesh in the first six months of 2016. Read more

Authorities tighten surveillance of CSOs in the wake of terror attacks

Over 1,000 associations disbanded and hundreds of media outlets closed after coup attempt

On 21st July, in the aftermath of the attempted coup, the National Parliament declared a 3-month state of emergency, giving the Presidential cabinet powers to bypass parliament and enact new laws which restrict or suspend basic rights and freedoms, including the freedom of association. Read more

Over 1,000 associations disbanded and hundreds of media outlets closed after coup attempt

Intimidation of human rights defenders continues in Cuba

Civic space continues to be undermined in Cuba as intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders and activists persists, especially those doing advocacy work in international human rights bodies. Read more

Intimidation of human rights defenders continues in Cuba

8 Human Rights Defenders Languish In Moroccan Jail

On 15th August, 8 prominent Moroccan human rights defenders were sentenced to jail terms of between 4 months and 1 year for their part in a peaceful protest in Sidi Ifini. Read more

8 Human Rights Defenders Languish In Moroccan Jail

Journalist's House Attacked After Municipality Probe in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 17th August, unknown assailants threw an improvised handmade explosive device at the family house of Tihomir Bradvica, the editor-in-chief of a net portal called Ljubuski. The bombing comes after a series of threats and unwarranted harassment were directed at him due to his oversight of investigations into local municipality malpractices. Read more

Journalist's House Attacked After Municipality Probe in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Newspaper Prosecuted for Exposing Government Corruption

The recent prosecution of Albania's Top Channel TV after exposing a corruption scandal raises questions about respect for freedom of expression in Albania. Read more

Newspaper Prosecuted for Exposing Government Corruption

Spotlight on Sudan for Systematic Human Rights Abuses

Ahead of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), civil society have kept the spotlight firmly on Sudan. A letter endorsed by more than 30 international and domestic organisations has drawn the Council's attention to the systematic abuses perpetrated by security forces in Sudan. Read more

Spotlight on Sudan for Systematic Human Rights Abuses

One dead in demonstration against rising electricity prices

One person died and a dozen others were injured by gunfire during a demonstration against rising electricity prices in Bouake, central Ivory Coast. Read more

One dead in demonstration against rising electricity prices