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Free expression violations continuing in Sudan

Free-expression violations, including the suspension of several newspapers, are continuing in Sudan. Read more

Free expression violations continuing in Sudan

Journalists intimidated and detained for speaking out in Ghana

On 23rd September, members of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) arrested Ghanaian-Lebanese author Fadi Dabbousi upon his arrival from Lebanon. Read more

Journalists intimidated and detained for speaking out in Ghana

Community radio station director attacked by police

The director of Komboni Radio, a community station, was attacked by police as authorities crack down on dissent in Zambia. Read more

Community radio station director attacked by police

Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group

Conditions continue to be difficult for civil society organisations in Pakistan, with those involved in human rights monitoring or those critical of government facing forced closure. Read more

Authorities in Pakistan shut down critical women's rights group

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

A UN mission warned of continuing threats to civil society as the state shut down an English-languge newspaper in September. Read more

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

Leader of the Movimiento Campesino Unido murdered in Honduras

Attacks against land defenders in Honduras continue with the murder of José Ángel Flores and harassment of members of COPINH. Read more

Leader of the Movimiento Campesino Unido murdered in Honduras

Worrying spate of attacks on free expression in Serbia

A number of recent threats and attacks on critical voices are raising concerns that freedom of expression is under threat in Serbia. Similarly, recent negative rhetoric by authorities about CSOs that receive foreign funding has also set a worrying precedent which risks normalising attacks on independently critical voices. Read more

Worrying spate of attacks on free expression in Serbia

Independent expression under threat in Macedonia

The unwarranted harassment of independent journalists continues in Macedonia. An aggressive stance by government officials against independent journalists is not uncommon and severely undermines the efficacy of investigative journalism in the country. Read more

Independent expression under threat in Macedonia

Two media outlets attacked in Paraguay

The environment for those working in the media has become increasingly unsafe. Read more

Two media outlets attacked in Paraguay

LGBTI activist murdered as crackdown intensifies in Turkey

The brutal rape and murder of iconic LGBTI activist, Hande Kader on 8th August prompted a mass mobilisation in Istanbul. Hundreds took to the streets to protest peacefully against the treatment of LGBTI people in Turkey. Read more

LGBTI activist murdered as crackdown intensifies in Turkey