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Turkmenistan: The State denies bread lines and suppresses information about crisis

This update covers developments relating to the protection of freedom of expression, association and assembly in Turkmenistan from October to December 2018. International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) have prepared it for the CIVICUS Monitor based on TIHR’s monitoring of the situation in the Central Asian country. Read more

Turkmenistan: The State denies bread lines and suppresses information about crisis

New media charter considered "worthless" by journalists

On 19th November 2018, the European Council highlighted Sudan's lack of respect for civic freedoms. The statement by the European Council comes after the adoption of Sudan's new Media Charter on 1st November 2018. While the charter acknowledges the unrestricted right to the freedom of expression, local groups claim it is worthless if Sudanese authorities continue to persecute independent journalists. Read more

New media charter considered "worthless" by journalists

Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression

On 26th October 2018, a news van for a local TV station was set on fire in the station’s parking lot in Salinas, California. Read more

Divisive rhetoric fuels attacks on expression

Repressive climate for civil society silences criticism of dam projects

Lao civil society organisations are afraid of opposing the Pak Lay dam, even though they are aware of its potential negative impact Read more

Repressive climate for civil society silences criticism of dam projects

Civil society says shutting down of international NGOs an ‘attack on civic freedoms’

In October 2018, the authorities ordered 18 international non-governmental organization (INGOs) to shut down operations and leave the country including Action Aid Read more

Civil society says shutting down of international NGOs an ‘attack on civic freedoms’



Blatant attempts to manipulate elections and assault civic freedoms, says Pakistani civil society

Civil society groups have continued to raise concerns about the sustained assault on freedom of expression and association ahead of the parliamentary elections on 25th July 2018. Media houses and journalist have been targeted and an environment of self-censorship is being imposed. Civil society and human rights activists have been attacked and harassed. Read more

Blatant attempts to manipulate elections and assault civic freedoms, says Pakistani civil society

Human rights defenders face threats and judicial harassment

The military court of Yaoundé found seven Anglophone activists guilty on several charges during a trial on 26th April. This includes Mancho Bibixy, a journalist for Bamenda FM who reported on the rights of Cameroonian Anglophone citizens, and worked with the civil society consortium to report human right violations. Read more

Human rights defenders face threats and judicial harassment

Several journalists killed and more than 1,600 protesters injured in Gaza

As we recently reported in the CIVICUS Monitor, excessive use of force by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) during the 'Land Day' or 'Great March of Return' protests has left at least 28 people dead and 1,600 protesters injured. A number of journalists have been targeted while covering the recent protests in Gaza. Read more

Several journalists killed and more than 1,600 protesters injured in Gaza