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Anti-government protests continue amid concerns critical voices are being suppressed

The EU-Serbia Civil Society Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), has expressed concern over the lack of progress being made on freedom of expression in Serbia.

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Anti-government protests continue amid concerns critical voices are being suppressed


Investigative journalists suspicious of official version of Viktoria Marinova's killing

On 6th October 2018, Viktoria Marinova, a Bulgarian journalist, presenter and administrative director of the local TV channel TVN was found dead in the town of Ruse. Read more

 Investigative journalists suspicious of official version of Viktoria Marinova's killing

Two land activists murdered in Brazil

On 8th December 2018, land activists José Bernardo da Silva and Rodrigo Celestino members of Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (Landless Rural Workers Movement, MST) were brutally murdered by masked and heavily armed assailants. Read more

Two land activists murdered in Brazil

Political interference suspected after broadcaster's dismissal

A radio broadcaster with Radio Vltava was dismissed from his position amid concerns of rising political influence over the public broadcaster. Read more

Political interference suspected after broadcaster's dismissal

Journalists stage flash-mob protests following 5-Star Movement attacks

On 13th November 2018, Journalists in towns and cities across Italy protested against attacks on media freedom. Read more

Journalists stage flash-mob protests following 5-Star Movement attacks

Wave of killing of human rights defenders continues

As reported previously on the Monitor, the environment for human rights defenders and social leaders in Colombia remains hostile, and the wave of attacks continues unabated. Read more

Wave of killing of human rights defenders continues

Polish ruling party pressures cinemas to stop showing clerical abuse film

Members of the Law and Justice (Pis) party have reportedly pressured cinemas to stop showing the film, which deals with abuse of children by members of the clergy. Read more

Polish ruling party pressures cinemas to stop showing clerical abuse film

Constitutional Court decision regarding state advertising welcomed by CSOs

On 11th September 2018, the Peruvian Constitutional Court issued a decision where it declared unconstitutional a law that prohibited the State from contracting state advertising with private media. Read more

Constitutional Court decision regarding state advertising welcomed by CSOs

Government officials verbally attack civil society organisations

On 24th October 2018, several civil society organisations issued a statement to denounce that "leading members of the Government of Georgia and the ruling party continue their purposeful attacks on non-governmental organisations and their heads". Read more

Government officials verbally attack civil society organisations