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Continued attacks on independent journalists

Nobel prize nominee threatened by supporters of a populist party, protests held to push for the end of term for a member of parliament convicted of war crimes, international women's day march held in Belgrade and various instances of harassment of independent media and journalists. Read more

Continued attacks on independent journalists

Human rights defenders harrassed and arbitrarily detained

The head of a Palestinian rights organisation and an LGBTI activist were recently harassed and briefly detained for interrogation because of their human rights work. Read more

Human rights defenders harrassed and arbitrarily detained

State restricts protest on disability benefits

The Polish authorities took measures to restrict the visibility of a 40-day long protest by parents of people with disabilities. Read more

State restricts protest on disability benefits

Political commentator kidnapped in broad daylight - creating climate of fear for media

On 17th March, unidentified armed men abducted political commentator for STV’s Pontos da Vista, human rights lawyer and activist was as he left the offices of the Union of Journalists in Maputo. De Salema was hours later found severely beaten and unconscious in the Mutanhane area in the outskirts of Maputo. Both his legs and his left arm were broken as a result of the attack. He received threatening calls the day before. De Salema has been critical towards the government, the Sunday before the attack he strongly criticised the restructuring of the hidden debts and called for the resignation of the Finance Minister during the Pontos da Vista programme.

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Political commentator kidnapped in broad daylight - creating climate of fear for media

Unending restrictions on civic freedoms

In recent months, Turkey has continued to experience serious violations of freedom of expression. The Government has mainly relied on the legal system to target anyone who express critical opinion, including journalists, teachers, academics and others. Read more

Unending restrictions on civic freedoms

Serious freedom of expression concerns remain under new president

During this period, former President Almazbek Atambayev continued to insist on the execution of court rulings ordering an independent media outlet, its representatives and people quoted by it to pay huge amounts in compensation for coverage deemed defamatory of him. Read more

Serious freedom of expression concerns remain under new president

Government actions continue to drive people to the streets

Several protests took place in different cities across the country. In some of the protests, demonstrators were detained. Free speech continues to be undermined by government rhetoric against the media. Read more

Government  actions continue to drive people to the streets