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'Colourful Revolution' protest leaders demeaned in public

A protest movement held sustained demonstrations against abuse of state power as its leaders were demeaned in public and targetted by counter-demonstrators. Read more


Media polarisation reported to be on the rise in Serbia

Civil society in Serbia is concerned that some media statements are reflective of rising tensions and a return to dark days of hate speech. Read more


Rare demonstration takes place in Damascus as conflict rages on

Protests were held in Damascus against increases in the price of fuel, but no cases of violence were reported. Attacks against journalists have continued and one journalist was killed while reporting on a Syrian government bombardment. Read more


Killing of human rights defenders worsens in 2016

The situation for human rights defenders in Colombia seems to be deteriorating. In the first week of March, five social leaders were assassinated. Minga movement protests have been repressed in recent months and journalists are facing higher risks while reporting, especially in conflict areas. Read more


Large protests met with violence in Baghdad

Peaceful protests that broke out in Baghdad’s green zone on May 20 2016 were met with lethal force by Iraqi security forces, including the use of rubber bullets, live ammunition and teargas canisters. Read more