non state actors



Journalist killed amid deteriorating climate for the safety of journalists

On 16th January 2019, two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein - Suale while he was reportedly driving home in Madina, a suburb of Ghana's capital Accra. Suale was a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations, which was founded and is led by undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas - a pseudonym. Read more

Journalist killed amid deteriorating climate for the safety of journalists

Journalists continue to be subject to attacks and harassment

2019 started with accusations made by the Supreme Court of Bolivia during the opening ceremony of the judicial year. Read more

Journalists continue to be subject to attacks and harassment

Criminal defamation law repealed but those expressing critical views still at risk

In November 2018 the Maldives parliament passed a bill to repeal the draconian Anti-Defamation and Freedom of Expression Act . In January 2019, there were threats against Ibrahim Ismail, a college chair and former lawmaker for expressing his religious views. Read more

Criminal defamation law repealed but those expressing critical views still at risk


Indigenous communities under severe attacks

During the last months of 2018, several cases of intimidation and harassment of indigenous communities in Paraguay were reported. Read more

 Indigenous communities under severe attacks

Human Rights Activists convicted for Facebook posts

Lev Ponomaryov, human rights activist and the executive director of the organisation "For Human Rights", was sentenced to 25 days in administrative detention. Read more

 Human Rights Activists convicted for Facebook posts

Opposition under assault and news websites blocked ahead of Bangladeshi elections

Bangladesh security forces have been arresting and intimidating opposition figures and blocked 54 news websites in advance of national elections on 30th December 2018 Read more

Opposition under assault and news websites blocked ahead of  Bangladeshi elections

String of attacks against journalists while growing calls for the passage of the RTI Bill

The Ghana Right to Information Coalition, a coalition of civil society organisations, launched, in November 2018, the RTI Red Friday campaign, to demand that the Ghanaian Parliament approve the Right To Information Bill. Read more

String of attacks against journalists while growing calls for the passage of the RTI Bill