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Protest restrictions outside abortion clinics raise free speech concerns

As Australian states establish "exclusion zones" to prevent harassment from either side of the pro- and anti-abortion camps, controversy has erupted over implied limits to the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assemby. Read more

Protest restrictions outside abortion clinics raise free speech concerns

Government and churches appeal pro-LGBT ruling

The government and churches are appealing against a high court ruling in August, which gave a boost to the LGBT community in Belize by removing the crime of sodomy from the statute books. Read more

Government and churches appeal pro-LGBT ruling

Government takes action to combat hate speech as thousands protest in Helsinki

The Finnish authorities are increasing resources devoted to policing hate crimes, as an estimated 15,000 people took to the streets of Helsinki to reject intolerance and racism. Read more

Government takes action to combat hate speech as thousands protest in Helsinki

Proposed legislation threatens existence of independent CSOs in Vietnam

Proposed legislation seeks to intensify an already overbearing legal framework governing freedom of association in Vietnam. Read more

Proposed legislation threatens existence of independent CSOs in Vietnam

Another community radio reporter assassinated in Oaxaca

On 13th September 13th Agustín Pavia, a teacher, lawyer and radio announcer for Radio Zapote, was killed.

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Another community radio reporter assassinated in Oaxaca

Peaceful protests undertaken in defence of rights in Guyana

Various protests were held on issues as diverse as the strict dress codes enforced in government offices and a corporate merger that would be detrimental to workers' rights. Read more

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LGBTI organisation enjoys more space following registration

LGBTI organisation LeGaBiBo held a public book launch that was well attended as the government deported a pastor accussed of making viscious verbal attacks on Botswana's gay community. Read more

LGBTI organisation enjoys more space following registration

WhatsApp and Viber blocked on polling day in Montenegro

The blockage of social media platforms during recent elections in Montenegro have had a negative impact on freedom of expression. Read more

WhatsApp and Viber blocked on polling day in Montenegro

Bureaucratic restrictions and targetted investigations undermine free expression, activism

Regional publication Himal Southasian is due to close in November, following targetted bureaucratic pressure from the authorities. Read more

Bureaucratic restrictions and targetted investigations undermine free expression, activism

Government consulting on changes to tax law provision on political activities

Restrictive legislation on charities' political activities are due to be revised in Canada as consultations with civil society begin. Read more

Government consulting on changes to tax law provision on political activities