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Supreme Court ruling sets dangerous precedent for journalists’ source confidentiality

On 30th November 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that a Vice reporter must surrender his materials related to a case about an accused terrorist to the Royal Mounted Canadian Police. Read more

Supreme Court ruling sets dangerous precedent for journalists’ source confidentiality

Journalist assaulted, opposition protests banned and dispersed

On 29th November 2018, journalist and managing editor of malimedias.com, an online news outlet, El Hadji Hamidou Touré was assaulted and threatened by the secretary general of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (CVJR), Colonel Abdoulaye Makalou, on 29th November 2018. Read more

Journalist assaulted, opposition protests banned and dispersed
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Concerns after National Police confirms the existence of a social media monitoring unit

On 27th November 2018, an audio was leaked through social networks in which the General Police Commander Faustino Mendoza speaks about the surveillance of messages from journalists and politicians. Read more

 Concerns after National Police confirms the existence of a social media monitoring unit

Femen protestors met with violence by pro-Franco supporters in Madrid

Three Femen protestors interrupted a march by supporters of Spanish dictator Franco in November 2018. Read more

Femen protestors met with violence by pro-Franco supporters in Madrid

Humanitarian workers released on bail, still face serious charges

Four humanitarian NGO workers, who had been providing assistance to refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos, were released on bail on 4th December 2018. They still face serious charges, including espionage and people smuggling, which could result in jail sentences of up to 25 years. Read more

Humanitarian workers released on bail, still face serious charges

Women's rights come to the fore in India

On 25th September 2018, Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta alleged that she was sexually harassed by director-actor, Nana Patekar on a film set in 2008. Speaking on television, the actor recollected her struggle after the incident. The Tanushree Dutta interview, single-handedly sparked a #MeToo movement in India. Thousands of women took to social media to share their experiences of sexual harassment, assault, violence and sexual violence. Read more

Women's rights come to the fore in India

Dozens of demonstrators injured and one killed in clashes with the National Police

On 8th November, clashes between street vendors and the National Police were reported in Santa Tecla. This happened after the vendors failed to reach an agreement with the Mayor regarding the relocation of the vendors. Read more

 Dozens of demonstrators injured and one killed in clashes with the National Police

Six killed during anti-corruption protests

On 18th November 2018, countrywide protests started in Haiti over government corruption. Read more

Six killed during anti-corruption protests

Land disputes undermine civic space in Honduras

On 13th September 2018, 18 land rights defenders and members of Comité Municipal de Defensa de los Bienes Comunes y Públicos de Tocoa were informed of an arrest warrant issued against them. Read more

Land disputes undermine civic space in Honduras

Criminalisation of activists and protesters continue forcing people to leave the country

The Nicaraguan government continues to harass and criminalise human rights defenders in the country. On 14th October 2018, two prominent social leaders, Haydeé Castillo and Lottie Cunningham, were detained and prevented from travelling to Washington DC. Read more

 Criminalisation of activists and protesters continue forcing people to leave the country
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