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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

Extended state of emergency could curtail civic freedoms in Tunisia

On 18th October, the decision to extend Tunisia's state of emergency for another three months prompted concerns from domestic and international civic groups. Read more

Extended state of emergency could curtail civic freedoms in Tunisia

Trump victory spurs protests

Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election sparked a wave of protests across the country. Read more

Trump victory spurs protests

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

Airport authority violates peaceful assembly rights

In July, New Zealand's Civil Aviation Authority tried to prevent strike actions by airport workers. Read more

Airport authority violates peaceful assembly rights

Journalists intimidated and detained for speaking out in Ghana

On 23rd September, members of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) arrested Ghanaian-Lebanese author Fadi Dabbousi upon his arrival from Lebanon. Read more

Journalists intimidated and detained for speaking out in Ghana

Offices of news agency raided in defamation case

Armed police raided the offices of L'Audace Infos, in an attempt to serve a summons on its director of publications, Romauld Alingo. Read more

Offices of news agency raided in defamation case

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