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Activist remains in detention despite UN pressure

A grassroots activist who was detained in January after holding a protest remains in prison despite a petition for her immediate release made by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Read more

Activist remains in detention despite UN pressure

Another journalist attacked as Macedonia prepares for elections

As previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, the conditions for journalists in Macedonia have been difficult throughout 2016, and look set to worsen in the run up to the county's elections in December. Read more

Another journalist attacked as Macedonia prepares for elections

Freedom of expression continues to be severely violated in Yemen

Freedom of expression continues to be severely violated in conflict-affected Yemen, with journalists and media workers targeted, abducted and killed.
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Freedom of expression continues to be severely violated in Yemen

Cuban authorities step up targetted repression of civil society, media and protestors

The offices of the CSO Cubalex were raided in early October as protest movement Damas de Blanco condemned the targetting of its members. Read more

Cuban authorities step up targetted repression of civil society, media and protestors

Recent protests turn violent in Guinea

Violence during protests continues to be an issue in Guinea as two protests turned violent over the past month. Read more

Recent protests turn violent in Guinea

Free association curtailed through denial of registration, travel bans

The authorities in Belarus continue to severely restrict civic space, including the right to form and operate a civil society organisation. Read more

Free association curtailed through denial of registration, travel bans

Wave of anti-government protests met with police repression in Brazil

Police have used tear gas and beatings in response to large scale protests across Brazil, including in Rio De Janiero and Sao Paolo.
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Wave of anti-government protests met with police repression in Brazil

Spate of threats against journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has recently witnessed a worrying spate of violence against journalists. Read more

Spate of threats against journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Authorities quell dissent as referendum success consolidates state power

In September, authorities in Azerbaijan disrupted peaceful protests through arrests and harrassment ahead of a referendum on constitutional changes designed to increase the power of the executive. Read more

Authorities quell dissent as referendum success consolidates state power

Community radio station director attacked by police

The director of Komboni Radio, a community station, was attacked by police as authorities crack down on dissent in Zambia. Read more

Community radio station director attacked by police