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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

Protest turns violent and political party leader killed in police raid

In the evening of 31st March 2017, hundreds of people assembled outside the Paraguayan Congress to protest a decision by the Senate majority to change the rules of the upper chamber and pass a constitutional amendment allowing for presidential re-election. Read more

Protest turns violent and political party leader killed in police raid

Large-scale anti-graft protests lead to legislative change

On 31st January 2017, after only in office, Romania's new governemnt passed a decree decriminalising some acts of corruption and amending the Criminal Code on abuse of power. Read more

Large-scale anti-graft protests lead to legislative change

Three protesters killed in clashes as court upholds President Park's impeachment

As reported extensively on the CIVICUS Monitor, since October 2016 a wave of citizen action has swept through South Korea Read more

Three protesters killed in clashes as court upholds President Park's impeachment