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Hate speech spikes in wake of Trump victory

Civil liberties groups have reported a surge in hate speech and crime incidents across the US since the November 8th election of Donald Trump, whose campaign was criticized for its xenophobic and a divisive rhetoric. Read more

Hate speech spikes in wake of Trump victory

Protests on unpaid wages and absent teachers turn violent

Protests on a range of socio-economic issues have recently turned violent in Liberia. Read more

Protests on unpaid wages and absent teachers turn violent

Environmental activists targeted with death threats and lawsuits

Environmental activist Ligia Arreaga had to leave the country as a result of repeated death threats.
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Environmental activists targeted with death threats and lawsuits

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

Ultra right wing march confronted by students in Czech Republic's velvet revolution protests

The celebration of the Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic spurred protests and gatherings by a variety of groups across the country. Read more

Ultra right wing march confronted by students in Czech Republic's velvet revolution protests

President Park relinquishes power under pressure from civic groups

Arecent political corruption scandal related to President Park Geun-hye placed South Korea in the international spotlight. Read more

President Park relinquishes power under pressure from civic groups

All forms of dissent relentlessly persecuted in Iran

Iranian authorities continue to target writers, artists, bloggers and political activists. Read more

All forms of dissent relentlessly persecuted in Iran

Expression and protest rights well-respected in Jamaica

Both freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression are being upheld in Jamaica, and allowing for criticism of government. Read more

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Expression and protest rights well-respected in Jamaica

Environmental concerns drive protests in Albania

Throughout September and early November 2016, environmental issues such as waste disposal and the construction of energy facilities have driven mobilisations in Albania. Read more

Environmental concerns drive protests in Albania

Hopes for reunification marred as leaders fail to reach deal over Cyprus

Despite hopes for landmark UN backed peace agreement between Greek and Cypriot authorities, leaders recently left Switzerland without a deal. Read more

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Hopes for reunification marred as leaders fail to reach deal over Cyprus