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Special series on threats to civic space in Kazakhstan - Part 2: Expression

The CIVICUS Monitor will post a special three-part series on current threats to civic space in Kazakhstan. This series analyses recent developments and threats - in law and practice - to respect for the fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression. Read more

Special series on threats to civic space in Kazakhstan - Part 2: Expression

Conflict over mining on indigenous lands leads to widespread civic space abuses

In early January the environmental organisation Acción Ecológica denounced government attempts to close it down. Read more

Conflict over mining on indigenous lands leads to widespread civic space abuses

Systematic reprisals against dissidents in Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani authorities have a well documented track record of ruthlessly suppressing critical dissent and harassing outspoken activists into silence. Read more

Systematic reprisals against dissidents in Azerbaijan

7 more CSOs refused FCRA licenses in India

As previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, the Foreign Contributions and Regulations Act (FCRA) has caused confusion amongst civic groups operating in India. Read more

7 more CSOs refused FCRA licenses in India

Offices of news agency raided in defamation case

Armed police raided the offices of L'Audace Infos, in an attempt to serve a summons on its director of publications, Romauld Alingo. Read more

Offices of news agency raided in defamation case

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

One person died and at least twenty were injured as police attempted to suppress a protests by four communities against environmental damage caused by the Las Bambas copper mine in peru. Read more

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

LGBTI activists, protestors and journalists targeted in Uganda

In August, LGBTI Pride celebrations were postponed as police shut down a beauty pageant and arrested several activists. Read more

LGBTI activists, protestors and journalists targeted in Uganda


Newspaper editor detained for questioning following "libelous" story on foreign president

On 15 September the senior editor of a newspaper was detained for more than four hours at police headquarters following the publication of a story that was deemed to be “reckless and libelously unbalanced” against President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. Read more

Newspaper editor detained for questioning following "libelous" story on foreign president

Blogger arrested, protest demanding his release harshly repressed

On 15th August, prominent blogger and columnist was arrested for "public outrage and insult". Following rumours that he was due to appear before the prosecutor, protesters rallied to demand his release, resulting in up to three protestors dead and 18 wounded. Read more

Blogger arrested, protest demanding his release harshly repressed