Thursday 22.6.2017 Myanmar - Latest Developments
In this update, we examine key flashpoints which exemplify Aung San Suu Kyi’s failure to dismantle freedom of expression restrictions, and describe how civil society is fighting back. Read more
Tuesday 20.6.2017 Honduras - Latest Developments
Harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders continue to be the norm in Honduras. In addition, security forces continue to use excessive force against students protests. Read more
Friday 16.6.2017 Azerbaijan - Latest Developments
An Azeri investigative journalist was kidnapped in Georgia, where he lived in exile since 2015, and brought illegally into Azerbaijan to be handed over to the police. Read more
Friday 16.6.2017 Bahrain - Latest Developments
Human rights defenders and journalists continue to work in a restrictive environment and continue to be subject to detention, censorship and ill-treatment. Read more
Monday 5.6.2017 Egypt - Latest Developments
As previously covered on the CIVICUS Monitor, the Egyptian Parliament passed a draconian law on non-governmental organisations in late November 2016.
On 29th May 2017, that law came into force with potentially devastating affects on both domestic and international organisations operating in Egypt. Read more
Monday 22.5.2017 Nicaragua - Latest Developments
Defamation campaign against women activists continues to escalate in Nicaragua. Read more
Thursday 18.5.2017 Chile - Latest Developments
Members of the Defence Movement of Earth, Environmental Protection and Access to Water (MODATIMA) are being threatened because of their work in defence of access to the province of Petorca. Read more
Friday 28.4.2017 Kuwait - Latest Developments
In early April, human rights defender Hadeel Buqrais and other participants in the “Walking for Her” demonstration, a peaceful march of solidarity with Saudi women, were threatened, harassed and vilified in the media.
Tuesday 25.4.2017 Tajikistan - Latest Developments
The situation for civil society in Tajikistan remains worrisome. Major concerns include pressure on outspoken media outlets and journalists, blocking of websites, intrusive inspections of NGOs, criminal charges brought against lawyers working on high-profile cases and other measures restricting the exercise of the freedoms of expression, association and assembly.