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Blogger Murdered in Pakistan

Khurram Zaki, the outspoken editor of Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP) was murdered in Karachi on 8th May. Read more


Civil society movements continue to be targetted in DRC

Peaceful activism by social movements in DRC attracts artibrary arrests, detention and harrassment through the court system. Read more


Constant repression of protests in Honduras

The police repressed recent protests in Honduras with tears gas and water cannon while 12 journalists were killed in 2015. Read more


Human Rights Lawyer Joseph Kimani killed

The murder of human rights lawyer Joseph Kimani, his client and their taxi driver has sparked outrage in Kenya. Read more


Anti-TPP protest tear gassed in Lima

A massive protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Lima was repressed with tear gas by the security forces, resulting in many people injured and arrested. A journalist covering the protest was prevented from doing so by the police.

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Council of Ministers preparing new law on associations

The Palestinian Council of Ministers is preparing a new law on associations through a commission which does not include civil society representation. Read more


Some refugee protests turn violent in Germany

Sparked by the refugee crisis, protests and counter-protests across Germany have mostly been policed well but with some use of force. Read more


Hundreds of protestors shot dead in Ethiopia

A brutal crackdown has left over 400 protestors dead while a new cybercrime law threatens to further restrict online space for civil society. Read more


Authorities harass protestors through court

In mid-2016, protestors and free speech advocates were arbitrarily arrested and harrassed through the courts. Read more


Access to information law approved

The Togolese parliament approved a new access to information law however protests continued to be met with violence in Mango. Read more