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Shrinking space for civil society in pre-election Kyrgyzstan

With growing tensions between pro-presidential and opposition forces ahead of the autumn 2017 presidential elections, the space for free speech and civil society engagement has continued to shrink in Kyrgyzstan. Read more

Shrinking space for civil society in pre-election Kyrgyzstan

Two indigenous and land rights activists killed in Rio Grande do Sul and Pará

On 20th March 2017, two human right defenders were killed in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Pará. Read more

Two indigenous and land rights activists killed in Rio Grande do Sul and Pará

Journalist arrested and charged for expressing political views

On 15th February 2017, Abdimalik Muse Oldon, an independent journalist and blogger, was detained upon his return from Mogadishu at the airport in Hargeisa after meeting with the newly-elected president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. Read more

Journalist arrested and charged for expressing political views

Over 1,000 arrested: Bleak outlook for Turkish civil society in aftermath of referendum

Following President Erdoğan's declaration of victory in the 16th April 2017 referendum on constitutional amendments, the prospect of improved civic freedoms in Turkey looks increasingly unlikely. Read more

Over 1,000 arrested: Bleak outlook for Turkish civil society in aftermath of referendum

No sign of civic freedoms improving, despite activists' release

As previously reported on the CIVICUS Monitor, the Sudanese authorities' continual harassment of the Khartoum Centre for Training and Human Development (TRACKs) symbolises the prevalence of state interference in civil society operations. Read more

No sign of civic freedoms improving, despite activists' release