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Concerns after National Police confirms the existence of a social media monitoring unit

On 27th November 2018, an audio was leaked through social networks in which the General Police Commander Faustino Mendoza speaks about the surveillance of messages from journalists and politicians. Read more

 Concerns after National Police confirms the existence of a social media monitoring unit

Despite smears, civil society remains defiant

The last few months in 2018 witnessed several attacks against CSOs and human rights activists. A government campaign was initiated against a number of human rights organisations following an open letter to Federica Mogerini, the EU High Commissioner for Security and Foreign Affairs from CSOs. Read more

Despite smears, civil society remains defiant

Anti-racism protests held to counteract far-right marches

In October 2018, anti-racism groups staged mass demonstrations in cities across Japan to counteract a series of marches by an openly racist far-right group opposed to immigration in Japan. Read more

Anti-racism protests held to counteract far-right marches

Thousands protest roll back of pro-labour policies

On 21st November 2018, tens of thousands of workers launched a half-day strike across South Korea, accusing the government of rolling back pro-labour policies in the face of deepening economic woes Read more

Thousands protest roll back of pro-labour policies

Singapore cracks down on critical news websites to silence dissent

In November 2018, Singapore blocked a critical news website and is investigating another on charges of defamation. Read more

Singapore cracks down on critical news websites to silence dissent

Tensions between the government and public officials over fiscal reforms

Public sector workers in Costa Rica began a strike on 10th September 2018, rejecting the fiscal reform presented by the government of President Carlos Alvarado. Read more

Tensions between the government and public officials over fiscal reforms

UN experts alarmed over systematic targeting of civil society

On 28th September 2018, several UN experts including released a statement referring to the deteriorating space for civil society space in Egypt. The statement refers to the cases of several HRDs including Ms. Amal Fathy, Mr. Shadi al-Ghazali Harb, Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Radwan (also known as “Mohamed Oxygen”), Mr. Wael Abbas, and Mr. Haytham Mohamadein. Read more

UN experts alarmed over systematic targeting of civil society

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

Turkey's Civic Space Bulletin

In this special edition update, we cover some key developments in Turkey over the past few months. Covering the period from April - September 2018, we detail the worrying constriction of civic freedoms. In particular, we note the use of restrictive legislation to harass, detain and prosecute dissidents and activists. Read more

Turkey's Civic Space Bulletin

Questions grow over police killings, attacks and arrested journalists

CSOs release report on police killings. Separate cases of attacks and arbitrary arrests of journalists by police reported. Rights groups challenge the re-introduction of suspended provisions of the cyber crime Bill into the Finance Act by Parliament. Protesters demonstrate against looting in south Sudan by South Sudanese officials living in Kenya despite UN sanctions, Positive court ruling as LGBTIQ movie ban is lifted temporarily. Protest by teachers disrupted. Read more

Questions grow over police killings, attacks and arrested journalists