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Taliban threaten media with attack, amid ongoing peace process excluding CSOs and women

Taliban issue threat to media over anti-Taliban commercials and warn of targeted attacks. On 24th June 2019, the Taliban, in a statement, publicly threatened to turn critical media into a military target. Media workers continue to face intimidation, threats and attacks. Read more

Taliban threaten media with attack, amid ongoing peace process excluding CSOs and women

Opposition members intimidated, activists arrested and detained

opposition members face intimidation, activist arrested and detained for disagreeing with the demolition of a victim's memorial site, environmental defenders arrested for protesting against the construction of a battery plant in Brest. Read more

Opposition members intimidated, activists arrested and detained

Jair Bolsonaro’s first 100 days in office demonstrate Brazilian president’s disregard for pluralism

On 10th April 2019, Jair Bolsonaro completed his first 100 days in office. In these three months, the new government has repeatedly attacked democratic institutions and demonstrated a disregard for the diverse voices of a plural democratic society. Bolsonaro’s government has continuously used executive power to circumvent and reduce citizen participation in policy formation. Read more

Jair Bolsonaro’s first 100 days in office demonstrate Brazilian president’s disregard for pluralism

String of attacks against journalists while growing calls for the passage of the RTI Bill

The Ghana Right to Information Coalition, a coalition of civil society organisations, launched, in November 2018, the RTI Red Friday campaign, to demand that the Ghanaian Parliament approve the Right To Information Bill. Read more

String of attacks against journalists while growing calls for the passage of the RTI Bill

Thousands join the 'Diversity March" in support of transgender rights

On 28th September 2018, as every year since 2006, thousands of people took to the streets in Montevideo, Uruguay. Read more

Thousands join the 'Diversity March" in support of transgender rights

Despite commitment to reforms in Malaysia, fundamental freedoms still being restricted

In the last few months students have been arrested for protesting in Malaysia, individuals have been probed using the Sedition Act for peaceful expression and the LGBT community continues to be targeted Read more

Despite commitment to reforms in Malaysia, fundamental freedoms still being restricted


New anti-corruption laws protecting whistle blowers and the media passed

In July 2018, the Solomon Islands National Parliament passed the Whistleblowers Protection Act into law effectively protecting complainants of corruption from reprisals against them Read more

New anti-corruption laws protecting whistle blowers and the media passed

UN Special Rapporteur: anti-terror bill "falls short" of UK's rights obligations

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, identified several problematic clauses in a draft counter-terrorism bill currently making its way through parliament Read more

UN Special Rapporteur: anti-terror bill "falls short" of UK's rights obligations

India: anti-corruption activists under attack

Recently, the issue of transparency and accountability in India has been a flashpoint for the persecution of anti-corruption activists. As of March 2018, 67 people have been murdered for allegedly seeking information under the legislation. This number has increased in the last three months as two more activists have been killed for their work demanding transparency.

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India: anti-corruption activists under attack