Russia's new anti-terror laws threaten free expression, privacy

New laws requiring mobile and internet providers to store users' information for up to three years threaten to undermine free expression and the right to privacy even further in Russia. Read more

Media Censorship spikes during recent elections in Mongolia

During recent parliamentary elections on 29th June, government manipulation of the media intensified as sensitive content was removed from circulation. Read more

High school students targetted as repression continues in Burundi

School children were suspended for defacing pictures of Burundian president Pierre Nkurunziza as journalists and activists continued to be arrested and tortured during the continuing crackdown on dissent. Read more

28 freedom of expression violations documented in Uruguay in the past year

A report released in May 2016 recorded 28 freedom of expression violations in Uruguay in the previous 12 months. Most of the violations occurred in the capital, Montevideo and are related to the obstruction of journalistic work. Read more

Repression escalates as #Thisflag movement gathers momentum

Arrests and brutality by security forces are on the rise in Zimbabwe as increasingly numbers of people mobilise under the #Thisflag movement. Read more

Repression escalates as #Thisflag movement gathers momentum

Crackdown on Media continues and 100 protestors detained in Sudan

On 20th June, the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) confiscated the daily newspaper Akhir Lahza, allegedly due to publishing a report that addressed organisational changes within the ruling National Congress Party (NCP). In a separate incident, sit-ins were organised on the first week of July in eastern Sudan's city of El Gedaref calling for improvements to the provision of services following floods during the rainy season. Security forces detained more than a hundred residents. Read more

Hate speech on the rise in Bulgaria - civil society

Bulgarian civil society organisations report a rise in hate speech as they attempt to combat efforts by vigilantes to violate migrant rights. Read more

Journalist shot dead in Mogadishu as media violations also take place in Puntland, Somaliland

On 6th June, Sagal Salad Osman, a producer and presenter for state-owned Radio Mogadishu, was shot by unknown gunmen in Hodan district, Mogadishu. She later died of her injuries. Read more

Pre-election violence damages basic rights in Zambia

Pre-election tensions have led to political violence, a de-facto ban on protests and the closure of Zambia's main private newspaper. Read more

Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets in Hong Kong

On the 18th of June, tens of thousands of protestors took the streets in Hong Kong in a pro-democracy rally sparked by the abduction and mistreatment of book seller Lam King-Wee in mainland China. Read more