Thursday 7.7.2016 Dominican Republic - Latest Developments
The Constitutional Court struck down seven articles of the Law on Expression and Dissemination of Thought which criminalised defamation. Read more
Thursday 7.7.2016 Ghana - Latest Developments
Comments by the head of the police in Ghana that social media could be shut down during November 2016 elections caused concern among civil society. Read more
Thursday 7.7.2016 China - Latest Developments
On the 18th of June, tens of thousands of protestors took the streets in Hong Kong in a pro-democracy rally sparked by the abduction and mistreatment of book seller Lam King-Wee in mainland China. Read more
Wednesday 6.7.2016 Costa Rica - Latest Developments
Costa Rica is strengthening cooperation with CSOs, and largely respecting the right to peaceful assembly and expression.
Tuesday 5.7.2016 Egypt - Latest Developments
On 25th April, demonstrations against the government's decision to acknowledge Saudi Arabia's sovereignty over the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir resulted more than 150 people being sentenced to between two and five years in prison. Read more
Tuesday 5.7.2016 Azerbaijan - Latest Developments
Despite the release from jail of journalists Khadija Ismayilova, the OGP declared Azerbaijan inactive because of continuing repression of fundamental freedoms. Read more
Tuesday 5.7.2016 Benin - Latest Developments
Demonstrations by taxi drivers descended into violence while peaceful protests were held by students and lecturers at the University of Abomey-Calavi. Read more
Monday 4.7.2016 Peru - Latest Developments
A massive protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Lima was repressed with tear gas by the security forces, resulting in many people injured and arrested. A journalist covering the protest was prevented from doing so by the police.