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Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group

Conditions continue to be difficult for civil society organisations in Pakistan, with those involved in human rights monitoring or those critical of government facing forced closure. Read more

Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group

Panama Papers scandal marks watershed for investigative journalism in Mongolia

Recent events have highlighted a need to foster a culture of independent investigative reporting in Mongolia. Read more

Panama Papers scandal marks watershed for investigative journalism in Mongolia

Proposed laws threaten freedom of expression

Two bills recently submitted to the Dominican Congress have been criticised by civil society as posing threats to the freedom of expression. Read more

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Proposed laws threaten freedom of expression

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

A UN mission warned of continuing threats to civil society as the state shut down an English-languge newspaper in September. Read more

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

Draft law presents serious threat to civil society in Egypt

On 8th September, the cabinet approved draft NGO law, aimed at regulating the activities of local and international civil society organisations. Read more

Draft law presents serious threat to civil society in Egypt

Surveillance, censorship and arrests of activists using social media in Palestine

On 26th October 2016, Israeli Forces raided the house of Mr. Salah Khawaja, who was subsequently arrested and detained by Israeli security forces without access to legal representation. Read more

Surveillance, censorship and arrests of activists using social media in Palestine

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

One person died and at least twenty were injured as police attempted to suppress a protests by four communities against environmental damage caused by the Las Bambas copper mine in peru. Read more

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

LGBTI organisation enjoys more space following registration

LGBTI organisation LeGaBiBo held a public book launch that was well attended as the government deported a pastor accussed of making viscious verbal attacks on Botswana's gay community. Read more

LGBTI organisation enjoys more space following registration

WhatsApp and Viber blocked on polling day in Montenegro

The blockage of social media platforms during recent elections in Montenegro have had a negative impact on freedom of expression. Read more

WhatsApp and Viber blocked on polling day in Montenegro

Bureaucratic restrictions and targetted investigations undermine free expression, activism

Regional publication Himal Southasian is due to close in November, following targetted bureaucratic pressure from the authorities. Read more

Bureaucratic restrictions and targetted investigations undermine free expression, activism