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Transgender community continues struggle against rising tide of religious intolerance

Transgender people living in Tonga known locally as ‘leitis’ continue to struggle against a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance against the community in the South Pacific , Press freedom remains a concern in Tonga and the country dropped two places in the Reporters without Borders, World Press Freedom rankings to 51 in 2018 Read more

Transgender community continues struggle against rising tide of religious intolerance

Journalists ordered to reveal sources in corruption probe

In November 2018, a Romanian authority ordered the RISE project to reveal their sources in an investigation into corruption. Read more

Journalists ordered to reveal sources in corruption probe

Pressure against journalists in Belarus continues

The pressure against journalists in Belarus continues. The Belarusian Viasna Center reported on 11th November 2018 that eight journalists working with the tut.by and belapan.by news agencies have been officially charged with “unauthorised accesses to computer information”. Read more

 Pressure against journalists in Belarus continues



Confiscation of Nazi flag during independence march provokes debate in Finland

Police confiscated three Nazi flags during a far-right march on Finland's Independence Day, sparking heated debate. Read more

Confiscation of Nazi flag during independence march provokes debate in Finland

Government bans NGOs for 3 months amid continued crackdown on civil society

International NGOs suspended from operating in Burundi, while dozens are arrested for attending a leadership meeting. Parents in southern Burundi compelled to contribute to elections, as children are expelled from school for non payment of this fee. Read more

Government bans NGOs for 3 months amid continued crackdown on civil society

New collaboration seeks to counter disinformation in the media

A new collaboration between the media, civil society and military communications experts seeks to combat the problem of disinformation in the media. Read more

New collaboration seeks to counter disinformation in the media

New government’s policies spark protests about airport, federal salaries

On 11th November 2018, about 5,000 people marched in Mexico City to protest the new administration’s decision to end construction of the New International Airport of Mexico. Read more

New government’s policies spark protests about airport, federal salaries

Mass protest in Taiwan calling for an independence vote

In October 2018, tens of thousands of independence activists took to the streets for a major rally calling for an outright independence vote since Taiwan first became a democracy more than 20 years ago Read more

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Mass protest in Taiwan calling for an independence vote