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Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression

On 26th October 2018, a news van for a local TV station was set on fire in the station’s parking lot in Salinas, California. Read more

Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression

Media regulator HAC suspends several media outlets

National media regulator Haute Autorité de la communication (HAC), created in February 2018 to replace the National Council of Communication, suspended several media outlets in the past few weeks.The most severe sanction was given to France 2, which was suspended on 22nd August 2018 from broadcasting programs in the country for a period of one year. Read more

Media regulator HAC suspends several media outlets
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Civic space suffers amid ongoing conflict in Tripoli

The human costs of the ongoing armed conflict in Libya are devastating. Clashes between rival groups since late August have left 115 dead and 560 injured in Tripoli. A humanitarian crisis is growing due to people displaced by violence and the lack of basic services. In this context, the United Nations (UN) has stepped up calls to stop the violence. Read more

 Civic space suffers amid ongoing conflict in Tripoli

Civil Society Shines A Light on Embattled Civic Space

On 9th September 2018 Sudan announced a new prime minister. Faced with rising inflation, fuel and food prices, President Omar al-Bashir appointed Motazz Moussa to solve the country's deepening economic crisis. As previously reported in the CIVICUS Monitor, violent protests over economic concerns have been rife. Yet, there is no sign that Moussa will ease restrictions on civil society. Read more

Civil Society Shines A Light on Embattled Civic Space

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

President revokes security clearance of vocal former CIA director

On 15th August 2018, the White House revoked the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan and is threatening to do the same to other former intelligence officials who speak against the president. Read more

President revokes security clearance of vocal former CIA director