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Protests in Argentina in support of legal abortion

Several protests took place in Argentina for several issues ranging from labour rights to women's reproductive rights. Read more

Protests in Argentina in support of legal abortion

Journalists and humanitarian worker killed as conflict continues

As we've previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, the conflict in Yemen shows no sign of abating as civilians, journalists, human rights defenders and humanitarian workers continue to be killed, disappeared and targeted. Fierce ground and air attacks in the raging battle to retake western coastal governorates from Houthi armed groups has led to dire conditions people trapped amid the conflict. In this highly dangerous context, credible documentation of human rights abuses perpetrated against civil society have been reduced to a trickle. Read more

 Journalists and humanitarian worker killed as conflict continues

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 immigration policies drive people to the streets

Several protests took place in the USA, especially regarding the government policy to separate undocumented immigrants parents from their children. Read more

Government immigration policies drive people to the streets

Nigerian military threatens Amnesty International following report on abuses

In a statement on 7th June, Amnesty International Nigeria condemned the Nigerian's military's use of threats, intimidation and smear campaigns to discredit the work of Amnesty International. Read more

Nigerian military threatens Amnesty International following report on abuses

Journalists attacked and threatened

Journalist Dinesh Giri was attacked by three people on 2nd June 2018 over a news report about an illegal business in Belbari, Morang in eastern Nepal. In a separate incident, the NGO Freedom Forum reported that journalists Rajesh Bhandari and Madan Babu Bhandari were issued a death threat by a police officer for reporting about his alleged connection with gold smuggling in Kathmandu on 25th March 2018. Read more

Journalists attacked and threatened

Turkmenistan: Release of journalist does not signal any improvement

While there has been some recent progress on human rights in neighbouring Uzbekistan, the situation in Turkmenistan remains essentially unchanged and fundamental freedoms continue to be seriously curtailed in the context of the ongoing economic crisis. Read more

Turkmenistan: Release of journalist does not signal any improvement

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid concern about denial of access to West Papua

On 18th June 2018, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein raised concerns about the continued failure of the Indonesian government to honor its invitation for his office to visit West Papua. Data provided by Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia shows there were 60 cases of violence or intimidation against journalists in 2017 Read more

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid concern about denial of access to West Papua

Civil Society - Government relations continue to improve

Macedonia records improvements in civil society and government relations as well as in democratic governance and media independence. Protests held against talks and agreement concerning the country's name, an allegedly ethnic motivated judicial decision and threats to a journalist. Read more

Civil Society - Government relations continue to improve