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Tensions rise in Germany over growing xenophobia and hate speech

On 16th October, supporters and opponents of the "anti-Islamization" and anti-migrant PEGIDA movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) assembled in Dresden to mark the group's second anniversary. Read more

Tensions rise in Germany over growing xenophobia and hate speech

Police presence intimidates protestors in Togo

There was a heavy deployment of police at a protest in front of the foreign ministry in November. Read more

Police presence intimidates protestors in Togo

Authorities continue to use surveillance, threats of deregistration against civil society

Environment Defence Canada, a small environment group opposing government pipeline policies, was notified that its charitable status will be revoked for being too political.
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Authorities continue to use surveillance, threats of deregistration against civil society

Mixed reaction to proposals for new protest laws in Ukraine

The Council of Europe's Venice Commission broadly welcomed Ukraine's intention to adhere to international standards, while local activists warned of retrogressive provisions in draft protest laws. Read more

Mixed reaction to proposals for new protest laws in Ukraine

Protest bans in Kano as at least ten protestors shot dead

At least ten members of a shiite movement were shot dead by police during a public gathering. Read more

Protest bans in Kano as at least ten protestors shot dead

7 more CSOs refused FCRA licenses in India

As previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, the Foreign Contributions and Regulations Act (FCRA) has caused confusion amongst civic groups operating in India. Read more

7 more CSOs refused FCRA licenses in India

Spotlight on rights of migrant workers in Lebanon

The lack of rights for migrant workers has caused controversy in Lebanon lately. The deportation of prominent migrant worker's rights, Sujana Rana on 10th December has drawn attention to the struggle of many excluded from basic human rights. Read more

Spotlight on rights of migrant workers in Lebanon

International human rights officials concerned about free expression violations in Ecuador

Special Rapporteurs on the freedom of expression from the UN and OAS sent a joint letter to the Ecuadorian government expressing their concerns about the effects of the Organic Communications Act and its application by the Communications Superintendence (Supercom). Read more

International human rights officials concerned about free expression violations in Ecuador

Protests against increased international role for Japan's military

People in Japan have protested to oppose a perceived increase in Japan's participation in international conflicts. Read more

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Protests against increased international role for Japan's military

Tougher laws choke civil society independence in Bangladesh

The authorities in Bangladesh have continued their harassment of civil society through the new legislation designed to choke independent civil society. Read more

Tougher laws choke civil society independence in Bangladesh