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Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

As the death toll reaches over 90, and with thousands of civilians injured, the conditions for civic activism in the Kashmir region are closing rapidly under pressure from the authorities. While protests rage, clashes between protesters and security forces have become a regular occurrence. Read more

Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

Independent expression under threat in Macedonia

The unwarranted harassment of independent journalists continues in Macedonia. An aggressive stance by government officials against independent journalists is not uncommon and severely undermines the efficacy of investigative journalism in the country. Read more

Independent expression under threat in Macedonia

Journalist killed as situation for independent media worsens in Jordan

On 25th September journalist Nahed Hattar was shot dead outside a court in Amman. He was facing charges of “offending religion” and “inflaming religious feelings” under Jordan’s blasphemy laws. Read more

Journalist killed as situation for independent media worsens in Jordan

All student organisations suspended in Benin

The government of Benin suspended all student federations, unions and associations in all four national universities in the country, allegedly for acts of violence perpetrated on campuses. Read more

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All student organisations suspended in Benin

Demonstrations violently suppressed in Nigeria

Police tried to block a rally by the #BringBackOurGirls group, and violently suppresed an IMN protest demanding their leader's release. Read more

Demonstrations violently suppressed in Nigeria

LGBTI rights threatened as civic space shrinks in Tanzania

LGBTI organisations were publically vilified and threatened with prohibition as fears spread among the LGBT community that harsh legal provisions codifying gay sex as a criminal offence could be used against their organisations. Read more

LGBTI rights threatened as civic space shrinks in Tanzania

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


Corruption, policy reform and inadequate local services drive protests in Lebanon

Several protests have recently taken place in Lebanon, as trade unions and civil society activists mobilise around a variety of issues. Read more

Corruption, policy reform and inadequate local services drive protests in Lebanon

Electoral authority removes social media limitation

Chilean electoral authority set back social media restriction for the next municipal election. Read more

Electoral authority removes social media limitation