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Ongoing attacks on journalists and activists, as elections draw near

Over the last few months, journalists and activists in India have faced attacks and persecution for their work . Government critics have been charged with sedition and laws have been used to target civil society Read more

Ongoing attacks on journalists and activists, as elections draw near

Police use tear gas to disperse a protest in Abidjan district Adjamé

On 7th September 2018, security forces dispersed a protest of residents of Adjamé Village, using teargas, with several reported injured people. Read more

 Police use tear gas to disperse a protest in Abidjan district Adjamé

Police criticised for abetting the use of force to remove housing protestors

Members of An Garda Síochana wore balaclavas and stood by while a forceful eviction of housing protestors took place in September 2018 in Dublin. Read more

Police criticised for abetting the use of force to remove housing protestors


Victory in European Parliament as "Stop Soros" law comes into force

MEPs voted by a two-thirds majority to begin the Article 7 procedure under the Treaty on European Union, which can, in theory, lead to Hungary losing EU voting rights. Read more

Victory in European Parliament as "Stop Soros" law comes into force

From regulation to restriction: Tunisia's new law a threat to flourishing civil society

On 27th July 2018, the Tunisian Parliament passed Law 30 despite opposition from civil society. The new law establishes the National Registry of Institutions and requires public and private companies, including civil society organisations to register with the new entity. As move to tighten regulation on finances, new law comes at a time when Tunisian authorities have been under pressure to improve the transparency of economic transactions in the country. Read more

From regulation to restriction: Tunisia's new law a threat to flourishing civil society

Journalists, bloggers to be included in foreign agents law

In August, the State Duma moved to widen the scope of Russia's foreign agent law so that it now captures individual journalists and bloggers. Read more

Journalists, bloggers to be included in foreign agents law

Coalition party moves to cut funding to "political NGOs"

One of the parties in the Czech Republic's governing coalition has proposed a 20% cut in funding to NGOs, which observers fear could be targetted at vocal human rights groups. Read more

Coalition party moves to cut funding to "political NGOs"

Civil Society Funding Under Threat Following Elections

A possible new government threatens access to public funding for certain civil society organisations; while threats to artists and journalists continue following tense electoral campaign period. Read more

 Civil Society Funding Under Threat Following Elections

Parliament to Vote on alarming NGO Law

A draft bill that imposes burdensome bureaucratic requirements and threatens dissolution for non-compliance proceeds for vote in Parliament. Read more

Parliament to Vote on alarming NGO Law