non state actors

Brazil continues to be a hostile place for journalists, two killed in recent months

On 21st June 2018, radio journalist Jairo Sousa was killed by two unidentified people who shot him twice in the back when he was arriving at Rádio Pérola FM, the radio station where he hosted a program. Read more

Brazil continues to be a hostile place for journalists, two killed in recent months

Palabras a Prueba de Balas campaign raises awareness about dangers facing journalists

Palabras a Prueba de Balas (Bulletproof Words) is Article 19’s campaign to raise awareness about the troubling number of attacks against members of the press in Mexico. Read more

Palabras a Prueba de Balas campaign raises awareness about dangers facing journalists

Thousands participate in the Women's march, while LGBTIQ group loses observer status with the ACHPR

Coalition of African Lesbiansis stripped of its observer status at the African Commission, under instructions from the AU, while several marches and protests are reported during this period. Read more

Thousands participate in the Women's march, while LGBTIQ group loses observer status with the ACHPR

Increased threats against human rights defenders in Ghazni and Farah provinces

In between May and August 2018, the province of Farah and Ghanzni fell briefly into the hands of the Taliban. Due to this human rights defenders including women rights defenders came under serious threat by the Taliban. HRDs also received death threats from warlords and state actors in the province. Read more

Increased threats against human rights defenders in Ghazni and Farah provinces

Attacks against HRDs and journalists continue to increase

As reported previously in the Monitor, the environment for human rights defenders in Colombia continues to be hostile and it has worsened over the last few months Read more

Attacks against HRDs and journalists continue to increase

Investigative journalists harassed by authorities after publishing a report about corruption

Since 7th July 2018, investigative journalism site IDL-Reporteros began to publish a series of articles revealing alleged acts of corruption in the Peruvian judicial system which prompted a series of visits by the prosecutor office requesting their sources. Read more

 Investigative journalists harassed by authorities after publishing a report about  corruption

Civil society: no amnesty for war crimes or crimes against humanity during 2010-2011 crisis

On 6th August 2018, President Alassane Ouattara announced to give amnesty, in the name of national reconciliation, to about 800 people who were convicted or accused of crimes during the 2010-2011 post-election violence. The amnesty extends to the wife of ex-president Gbabo, Simone Gbagbo. Read more

Civil society: no amnesty for war crimes or crimes against humanity during 2010-2011 crisis