non state actors

Journalist arrested and charged for expressing political views

On 15th February 2017, Abdimalik Muse Oldon, an independent journalist and blogger, was detained upon his return from Mogadishu at the airport in Hargeisa after meeting with the newly-elected president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. Read more

Journalist arrested and charged for expressing political views

At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests

Continued political polarisation and public frustration led to a new wave of mass protests in Venezuela starting on 4th April 2017 Read more

At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests

Syrian civil society and independent media under constant threat in the midst of civil war

In March 2017, five prominent civil society organisations in the city of Douma and eastern Ghouta came under scrutiny by the Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam), the largest rebel faction in the region. Read more

Syrian civil society and independent media under constant threat in the midst of civil war

19 activists have been murdered in Colombia since January 2017

With Olarte's death, the number of social and community leaders assassinated in Colombia in the first months of 2017 has now reached 19. Read more

19 activists have been murdered in Colombia since January 2017

Journalists taking great risks to report on sensitive issues in Brazil

Several journalists have been threatened, harassed and intimidated when covering politically-sensitive or controversial topics in Brazil. Read more

Journalists taking great risks to report on sensitive issues in Brazil

Greed for natural resources fuels attacks against indigenous people in Peru

On 3rd February, 60 armed men linked to illegal loggers entered in the territories of the Meantari community and threatened to kill the 25 Asháninkas families living there. Read more

Greed for natural resources fuels attacks against indigenous people in Peru

Two journalists killed, as civic space attacked by state, non-state actors

Guatemalan environmental and land rights’ activists continue to work under pressure due to the actions of illegal armed groups and state forces. Read more

Two journalists killed, as civic space attacked by state, non-state actors

Syria: two journalists killed and five injured in December alone

Syria remains the most deadly country for journalists, with media workers directly and deliberately targeted by all parties to the conflict. Read more

Syria: two journalists killed and five injured in December alone

Clashes during refugee protests lead to threats of deportation

Refugees being held in centres near the border with Turkey protested in late November against a ban on movement imposed by the authorities. Read more

Clashes during refugee protests lead to threats of deportation

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land

On 10th and 11th January security forces violently repressed the Mapuche community of Cushamen, in the Chubut province. Read more

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land