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Kazakhstan: Closure of independent media and peaceful protests hampered

Several violations of the rights to freedom of association, peaceful assembly and expression took place during the last few months. Read more

Kazakhstan: Closure of independent media and peaceful protests hampered

Police prevented protest by teachers

A protest led by teachers demanding their salaries payment was disrupted by police officers who prevented them to continue the demonstration. Read more

Police prevented protest by teachers

Anti-corruption journalist Rafael Marques and Mariano Bras acquitted

On 6th July, the Provincial Court of Luanda acquitted anti-corruption journalist Rafael Marques and Mariano Brás, editor of the newspaper O Crime. Both were charged on 20th June 2017 with 'outrage to a body of sovereignty' and' injury against public authority' under the Law on Crimes Against the State and Penal Code respectively. Read more

Anti-corruption journalist Rafael Marques and Mariano Bras  acquitted

Continued attacks on independent journalists

Nobel prize nominee threatened by supporters of a populist party, protests held to push for the end of term for a member of parliament convicted of war crimes, international women's day march held in Belgrade and various instances of harassment of independent media and journalists. Read more

Continued attacks on independent journalists

Government immigration policies drive people to the streets

Several protests took place in the USA, especially regarding the government policy to separate undocumented immigrants parents from their children. Read more

Government immigration policies drive people to the streets

Nigerian military threatens Amnesty International following report on abuses

In a statement on 7th June, Amnesty International Nigeria condemned the Nigerian's military's use of threats, intimidation and smear campaigns to discredit the work of Amnesty International. Read more

Nigerian military threatens Amnesty International following report on abuses

Turkmenistan: Release of journalist does not signal any improvement

While there has been some recent progress on human rights in neighbouring Uzbekistan, the situation in Turkmenistan remains essentially unchanged and fundamental freedoms continue to be seriously curtailed in the context of the ongoing economic crisis. Read more

Turkmenistan: Release of journalist does not signal any improvement

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid concern about denial of access to West Papua

On 18th June 2018, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein raised concerns about the continued failure of the Indonesian government to honor its invitation for his office to visit West Papua. Data provided by Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia shows there were 60 cases of violence or intimidation against journalists in 2017 Read more

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid concern about denial of access to West Papua

Civil Society - Government relations continue to improve

Macedonia records improvements in civil society and government relations as well as in democratic governance and media independence. Protests held against talks and agreement concerning the country's name, an allegedly ethnic motivated judicial decision and threats to a journalist. Read more

Civil Society - Government relations continue to improve