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Ongoing armed conflict puts activists at even greater risk

Conditions for indigenous communities, activists and journalists continue to deteriorate in Colombia, especially in conflict areas. Read more

Ongoing armed conflict puts activists at even greater risk

Regional and national civil society condemn Thai government's new media law

Freedom of expression in Thailand is worsening due to restrictive legislation passed in early May.
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Regional and national civil society condemn Thai government's new media law

Two indigenous and land rights activists killed in Rio Grande do Sul and Pará

On 20th March 2017, two human right defenders were killed in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Pará. Read more

Two indigenous and land rights activists killed in Rio Grande do Sul and Pará


Rights activists' lives in constant danger

Activists in Honduras have been victims of harassment, judicial and otherwise for their civil society and human rights work. Read more

Rights activists' lives in constant danger

19 activists have been murdered in Colombia since January 2017

With Olarte's death, the number of social and community leaders assassinated in Colombia in the first months of 2017 has now reached 19. Read more

19 activists have been murdered in Colombia since January 2017

Human rights situation still appalling in post-election Turkmenistan

Following the Presidential elections in February, the authorities' all pervasive mechanisms used to stifle civic freedoms show no sign of relenting. Even in the face of international scrutiny, civic space in Turkmenistan remains firmly closed. Read more

Human rights situation still appalling in post-election Turkmenistan

Egyptian authorities continue their brazen curtailment of civic space

As previously reported on the CIVICUS Monitor, the closure of the Al-Nadeem Centre in February 2017 is an example of the government's pressure on independent civil society and human rights groups in Egypt. Read more

Egyptian authorities continue their brazen curtailment of civic space


Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua

Two prominent environmental and indigenous rights activists were killed in separate incidents in northern Mexico. Read more

Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua