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Ongoing surveillance of NGO workers despite Presidential assurances on human rights

Due to recent events, it appears that civil society continues to be closely monitored and under surveillance. On 7th September 2018, during a funeral gathering in a café organised for the husband of human rights defender Rita Karasartova, human rights defenders Gulnara Dzhurabaeva, Dinara Oshurakhunova and Burul Makenbaeva found a recording device under the table where they were sitting. Read more

Ongoing surveillance of NGO workers despite Presidential assurances on human rights

'Escape the corset’ feminist movement challenging societal beauty standards

There is a growing movement of young women activists in South Korea who are challenging long-held beauty ideals. They call themselves the "escape the corset" movement. These are acts of rebellion against the constraints they feel society has imposed upon them Read more

'Escape the corset’ feminist movement challenging societal beauty standards

Journalists ordered to reveal sources in corruption probe

In November 2018, a Romanian authority ordered the RISE project to reveal their sources in an investigation into corruption. Read more

Journalists ordered to reveal sources in corruption probe



Constitutional Court decision regarding state advertising welcomed by CSOs

On 11th September 2018, the Peruvian Constitutional Court issued a decision where it declared unconstitutional a law that prohibited the State from contracting state advertising with private media. Read more

Constitutional Court decision regarding state advertising welcomed by CSOs

Supreme Court ruling sets dangerous precedent for journalists’ source confidentiality

On 30th November 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that a Vice reporter must surrender his materials related to a case about an accused terrorist to the Royal Mounted Canadian Police. Read more

Supreme Court ruling sets dangerous precedent for journalists’ source confidentiality

Activists say freedom of expression worsening as Suu Kyi is stripped of award

According to a new report by civil society group Athan, released on 18 October 2018, freedom of expression under the National League for Democracy-led government is worsening despite initial hopes of improvement. On 12th November 2018, Amnesty International announced that it has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, Read more

Activists say freedom of expression worsening as Suu Kyi is stripped of award

Proposed foreign agent law: a "mechanism for crushing civic initiatives"

In 2018, about 50 activists and journalists have been subjected to intimidation and attacks while the perpetrators remain unpunished. Read more

Proposed foreign agent law: a "mechanism for crushing civic initiatives"

Victory for indigenous and environmental groups protesting a controversial pipeline project

Indigenous and environmental groups who have been protesting a controversial pipeline project in British Columbia for years claimed a victory in their campaign to halt the project. Read more

Victory for indigenous and environmental groups protesting a controversial pipeline project