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Protests as former president is charged, improvement in freedom of expression recorded by csos

Case against former president Robert Kocharyan continued amid protests by Kocharyan’s supporters and opponents who exchanged accusations, 300 villagers protest and threaten to divert the riverbed of the Gegarot River in order to stop the building of two hydropower plants, while the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) protest against proposed new tax regulations Read more

Protests as former president is charged, improvement in freedom of expression recorded by csos

Ten journalists killed in Mexico this year as violence against media escalates

Escalating violence against media and communication professionals has put Mexico in the spotlight as one of the deadliest countries in the world for media workers. At least ten journalists have been killed in 2019, and five of these assassinations took place between the beginning of June and end of August. Read more

Ten journalists killed in Mexico this year as violence against media escalates
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Journalist associations warn of political decisions that impair freedom of expression in Panama

This update covers developments taking place between 20 July 2019 and 27 August 2019. In this period, Panamanian groups organised demonstrations around various causes – for example, against corruption and budget cuts in education – and temporarily blocked passage in key streets. Protests remained peaceful and there were no reports of incidents in the demonstrations. On 6 August 2019, four Panamanian journalists’ organisations issued a statement expressing concern over practices that they claim are affecting the relationship between the National Assembly and the media. Read more

Journalist associations warn of political decisions that impair freedom of expression in Panama

Journalist sued for exposing Chinese meddling in Taiwan media

In recent months, civil society has documented the harassment of a seasoned journalist and legal amendments restricting freedom of movement. At the same time, Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage in a landmark vote in May 2019. Read more

Journalist sued for exposing Chinese meddling in Taiwan media

Atlantic Council declared an undesirable organisation by authorities

On 25th July 2019, Russia’s Attorney General’s Office announced that the Washington-based think tank, the Atlantic Council, was declared an “undesirable organisation” on Russian territory. Read more

Atlantic Council declared an undesirable organisation by authorities

Respect for rights by police yet to be seen despite appointment of new head

violent dispersal of protests continue, as police continue to commit human rights abuses under the guise of counter-terrorrism, despite guarantees of reform by new police chief. LGBTIQ rights remain a challenge as court dismisses petition, while religious lobby group proposes probe into LGBTIQ financing Read more

Respect for rights by police yet to be seen despite appointment of new head

Prominent Hong Kong activists arrested after weeks of police violence at protests

In the last two months, there have been continued reports of excessive and unlawful force against protesters with some being arbitrarily arrested, harassment and attacks against journalists, attacks against protesters by thugs and the continued failure to hold the perpetrators to account. In the last 24 hours, three prominent activists have been arrested. Read more

Prominent Hong Kong activists arrested after weeks of police violence at protests

Internet shutdown, disputed results and protests surround general elections

protesters take to the streets to to protest disputed presidential election results, judiciary staff go on strike to demand better working conditions Read more

Internet shutdown, disputed results and protests surround general elections

Salvadoran women HRDs face online harrassment and threats

Smear campaigns against three women HRDs and two journalists, as well as online harassment encouraged by government authorities, raise concerns about freedom of expression in El Salvador under the Nayib Bukele government. This update covers civic space developments from 03 July 2019 to 15 August 2019.

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Salvadoran women HRDs face online harrassment and threats

Protests remain lethal in Guinea

On 13th June 2019, one person died and at least 28 people were injured when clashes broke out during a protest in N’Zérékoré, a city in the south of Guinea. The protest was called by the Front national pour la défense de la Constitution (FNDC; National Front for the Protection of the Constitution), a platform of opposition and some members of civil society and trade unions formed in April 2019, to demonstrate against a change of the constitution to allow president Condé a third term beyond 2020. Read more

 Protests remain lethal in Guinea
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