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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

Journalist harassed by government official

Jorge Gutiérrez Pérez, a journalist with Radio CW 41 reported that he had been harassed by town Councillor Danilo Vasallo. Read more

Journalist harassed by government official

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

Government restricts access to information on 'golden visas'

Portugal's government has failed to release information on the issuance of 'golden visas' to investors in the country's economy. Read more

Government restricts access to information on 'golden visas'