refugees and migrants

Refugees and Roma targets of harmful language in Bulgarian media

A new study has found that harmful language was used to describe refugees and the Roma community in a large number of media reports during Bulgaria's recent election. Read more

Refugees and Roma targets of harmful language in Bulgarian media



Mandate and funding for gender equality and diversity centre curtailed

On 20th March 2017, the Minister of Culture announced that Kvinfo would be deprived of its mandate to operate a gender equality research library. Read more

Mandate and funding for gender equality and diversity centre curtailed

Immigration and impending elections lead to protests in Bulgaria

In March 2017, several Bulgarian civil society representatives rallied outside the executive office in the capital, Sofia, to protest against increasing xenophobic tendencies in the country. Read more

Immigration and impending elections lead to protests in Bulgaria

Poles continue to oppose the govenrment through protest

In January 2017, student-led protests were held in major cities throughout Poland. The protests remained peaceful with no reports of any incidents. Read more

Poles continue to oppose the govenrment through protest

Four journalists killed within six weeks and citizens say "ENOUGH!"

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists. Carlos Lauria, Americas Director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, stated that the country "is clearly going through a deep, full-blown freedom of expression crisis". Read more

Four journalists killed within six weeks and citizens say "ENOUGH!"

Refugee crisis sparks small protests in Slovenia

On 26th January 2017, Slovenia's National Assembly passed an amendment to its Alien's Act that allows the authorities to employ 'emergency measures' to deport and deny entry to any migrant or refugee without reviewing the individual's case beforehand. Read more

Refugee crisis sparks small protests in Slovenia

Serious threats to investigative journalism in Bulgaria

Conditions for investigative journalism in Bulgaria have become more precarious as several reporters from the Bulgarian news agency Bivol have been harassed, threatened and summoned for questioning by the police several times over the past year. Read more

Serious threats to investigative journalism in Bulgaria

Thousands march in Toronto and other cities to protest US muslim travel ban

Thousands of people gathered in front of the U.S. consulate in Toronto and marched through the streets to protest against the American president’s order banning travel from mainly Muslim countries. Read more

Thousands march in Toronto and other cities to protest US muslim travel ban