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200 protesters storm Macedonia's parliament as ethnic tensions flare

On 27th April 2017, nationalist-protesters in Skopje stormed the Macedonian Parliament building to decry Macedonia's new Parliamentary speaker. Read more

200 protesters storm Macedonia's parliament as ethnic tensions flare

No sign of civic freedoms improving, despite activists' release

As previously reported on the CIVICUS Monitor, the Sudanese authorities' continual harassment of the Khartoum Centre for Training and Human Development (TRACKs) symbolises the prevalence of state interference in civil society operations. Read more

No sign of civic freedoms improving, despite activists' release

At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests

Continued political polarisation and public frustration led to a new wave of mass protests in Venezuela starting on 4th April 2017 Read more

At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests


Journalist attacked reporting on potential election fraud

An Armenian journalist was attacked while reporting on potential fraud during election day on 2nd April, 2017. Read more

Journalist attacked reporting on potential election fraud

Protest and expression rights still seriously violated in Nigeria

Numerous protests have taken place throughout Nigeria over the last several months, some of which led to clashes between police and protesters. Read more

Protest and expression rights still seriously violated in Nigeria

Anti-government protests violently dispersed and protesters detained

On 8th April 2017, thousands gathered in the capital, Bissau, to protest the current political impasse that has led to serious instability and economic troubles in the country. Read more

Anti-government protests violently dispersed and protesters detained

At least five killed as student protests turn violent

On 20th February 2017, at least five protestors were killed during student protests in the capital, Conakry. Read more

At least five killed as student protests turn violent

New bill to regulate citizen participation under review in Ecuador

On 31st March 2017, the executive branch of the Ecuadorian government submitted a bill to the National Assembly on regulating "citizen participation and social control system". Read more

New bill to regulate citizen participation under review in Ecuador

Repression of civic freedoms in Azerbaijan only worsens

In March 2017, the Committee on Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe declassified the discussions held in January 2017 between the Committee and the Azerbaijani authorities. Read more

Repression of civic freedoms in Azerbaijan only worsens