killing of journalist

Journalist shot dead in Mogadishu as media violations also take place in Puntland, Somaliland

On 6th June, Sagal Salad Osman, a producer and presenter for state-owned Radio Mogadishu, was shot by unknown gunmen in Hodan district, Mogadishu. She later died of her injuries. Read more


Mexican Police use excessive force against teacher protests

The police used deadly force on protesters in Oaxaca who were marching against educational reforms and the arrest of a union leader. Read more


Blogger Murdered in Pakistan

Khurram Zaki, the outspoken editor of Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP) was murdered in Karachi on 8th May. Read more


Constant repression of protests in Honduras

The police repressed recent protests in Honduras with tears gas and water cannon while 12 journalists were killed in 2015. Read more


Land rights activist killed

Several recent protests have passed off peacefully however the murder of several journalists in the early part of 2016 seriously undermines respect for civic space in Guatemala. Read more


Emergency decree allows restriction of CSO funding

The declaration of a “State of Exception and Economic Emergency” in Venezuela could have a negative impact on funding for organisations. Recent protests in Caracas and other regions of the country have been repressed and journalists covering such protests faced intimidation and harassment by security forces. Read more


Rare demonstration takes place in Damascus as conflict rages on

Protests were held in Damascus against increases in the price of fuel, but no cases of violence were reported. Attacks against journalists have continued and one journalist was killed while reporting on a Syrian government bombardment. Read more


Killing of human rights defenders worsens in 2016

The situation for human rights defenders in Colombia seems to be deteriorating. In the first week of March, five social leaders were assassinated. Minga movement protests have been repressed in recent months and journalists are facing higher risks while reporting, especially in conflict areas. Read more