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State continues to suppress civic activism in Malawi

Malawians face threats and legal repercussions for expressing their opinions and criticising state policies. Read more

State continues to suppress civic activism in Malawi

Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua

Two prominent environmental and indigenous rights activists were killed in separate incidents in northern Mexico. Read more

Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua

Croatian journalists continue to face threats and vilification

As we previously reported in the CIVICUS Monitor, the end of 2016 was characterised by a worsening environment for independent journalism. This trend shows no sign of reversing at the start of 2017. Read more

Croatian journalists continue to face threats and vilification

Political tensions prompt protests in Kosovo

In early 2017, historical political tensions over the conflict in the Balkans during the 1990's came to the fore. Read more

Political tensions prompt protests in Kosovo

Honduran journalist murdered as all-out assault on media freedom continues

On 17th January, journalist Igor Padilla was murdered in San Pedro Sula. Five days earlier, two journalists from the same media outlet had been threatened with a video posted on social media.
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Honduran journalist murdered as all-out assault on media freedom continues

Special series on threats to civic space in Kazakhstan - Part 2: Expression

The CIVICUS Monitor will post a special three-part series on current threats to civic space in Kazakhstan. This series analyses recent developments and threats - in law and practice - to respect for the fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression. Read more

Special series on threats to civic space in Kazakhstan - Part 2: Expression

Intimidation and arrest of journalists investigating corruption in Venezuela

On 11th February, two employees from Transparency International's Venezuela chapter along with two Brazilian journalists were detained by Venezuelan security forces in Maracaibo, Zulia state in Venezuela. Read more

Intimidation and arrest of journalists investigating corruption in Venezuela

As Turkmenistan votes, authorities crush dissent with an iron fist

As Turkmenistan prepares for elections on 12th February, CIVICUS, the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPRH) and the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) expose the reality facing citizens denied the enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and any say in how their country is run. Read more

As Turkmenistan votes, authorities crush dissent with an iron fist

Dissidents in Gabon tortured, harrassed and arbitrarily detained

As previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, electoral violence in 2016 led to a declining environment of widespread repression by Gabonese authorities. Read more

Dissidents in Gabon tortured, harrassed and arbitrarily detained