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Large-scale anti-graft protests lead to legislative change

On 31st January 2017, after only in office, Romania's new governemnt passed a decree decriminalising some acts of corruption and amending the Criminal Code on abuse of power. Read more

Large-scale anti-graft protests lead to legislative change

Three protesters killed in clashes as court upholds President Park's impeachment

As reported extensively on the CIVICUS Monitor, since October 2016 a wave of citizen action has swept through South Korea Read more

Three protesters killed in clashes as court upholds President Park's impeachment

Civil society mobilises to prevent social media regulation

Government proposals to regulate social media have raised concerns in South African civil society and prompted a campaign to oppose the move. Read more

Civil society mobilises to prevent social media regulation

Journalists attacked and arrested while reporting on protests

On 7th March 2017, Channel 2 cameraman, Alejandro Muñoz, was filming a demonstration organised by public servants' unions in San Salvador, when he was wounded by protesters who threw a bomb in his direction. Read more

Journalists attacked and arrested while reporting on protests

Upcoming referendum could further curtail civic freedoms

As people in Turkey prepare to head to the polls in next month's referendum to decide on constitutional amendments that would grant President Erdoğan even greater powers, civic space is under increasing attack. Read more

Upcoming referendum could further curtail civic freedoms

Lebanese Feminists unite for international women's day march

On 11th March 2017, over a thousand demonstrators gathered in Beirut in protest to mark International Woman’s Day and protest for improved women’s rights issues. Read more

Lebanese Feminists unite for international women's day march


Protests turn violent in France as elections approach

In February, protests erupted in Paris and surrounding suburbs following police misconduct during an arrest. Protesters and police also clashed at a Marine Le Pen rally ahead of elections in April. Read more

Protests turn violent in France as elections approach

Government crackdown on strikes and protests

The government continues to crack down on any form of dissent from civil society to trade unions. Read more

Government crackdown on strikes and protests

Strikes and protests turn violent in Côte d’Ivoire

Over the past few months, the situation has been highly volatile with military protests, and strikes among civil servants, teachers and students. Read more

Strikes and protests turn violent in Côte d’Ivoire