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Belarusian authorities face criticism for continued curtailment of civic rights

The Belarusian security forces' unwarranted interference during protests is a fundamental barrier to the enjoyment of civic rights. Read more

Belarusian authorities face criticism for continued curtailment of civic rights

Hard-fought elections marred by biased reporting

Pro-russian candidate Igor Dodon became Moldova's president after a bitter election campaign characterised by unbalanced reporting. Read more

Hard-fought elections marred by biased reporting

UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings unable to visit Philippines as death toll rises

Civil society groups had welcomed a proposed visit to the Philippines from Agnes Callamard, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings planned for 2017. However, on the 14th of December, Filipino authorities announced they had cancelled Ms. Callamard's visit, as she had declined to accept a series of preconditions. Read more

UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings unable to visit Philippines as death toll rises

Concerted crackdown on civil society in the wake of Castro's death

On 4th January government forces raided the home of Leticia Ramos, of the opposition group Damas de Blanco. Read more

Concerted crackdown on civil society in the wake of Castro's death

Perils of investigative reporting show no signs of improving in Montenegro

Investigative reporters in Montenegro face serious threats as a result of their work, with numerous reports drawing attention to a culture of impunity for crimes against journalists. Read more

Perils of investigative reporting show no signs of improving in Montenegro

Smears against critics of the government on the rise in Zambia

Recent attacks on the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and its President Ms Linda Kasonde have sought to undermine confidence in the independence of the judiciary. Read more

Smears against critics of the government on the rise in Zambia

Abuse on the rise against Croatian media as journalists targetted

On 13th December, prominent investigative journalist Domagoj Margetic was attacked in Zagreb by an unknown assailant. Read more

Abuse on the rise against Croatian media as journalists targetted

Chinese authorities preempt protests over smog in Chengdu

During December, environmental concerns drove protests in the southwestern city of Chengdu, as residents mobilised over poor air quality. Read more

Chinese authorities preempt protests over smog in Chengdu

Free speech still being curtailed under Myanmar's new government

Vague defamation laws are being used to target government critics in Myanmar. Read more

Free speech still being curtailed under Myanmar's new government

Systematic reprisals against dissidents in Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani authorities have a well documented track record of ruthlessly suppressing critical dissent and harassing outspoken activists into silence. Read more

Systematic reprisals against dissidents in Azerbaijan