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Attacks on civil society increased ahead of Djibouti election

Attacks on civil society and the media increased in the run-up to Djibouti's presidential election. Read more


New police protocol threatens right to protest

New rules for police operations during protests do not ban the use of live ammunition, while revised media laws undermine the independence of media regulation. Read more


28 freedom of expression violations documented in Uruguay in the past year

A report released in May 2016 recorded 28 freedom of expression violations in Uruguay in the previous 12 months. Most of the violations occurred in the capital, Montevideo and are related to the obstruction of journalistic work. Read more


New regulations for civil society as threats continue against Italy's journalists

Reforms were passed on 18th June which could improve registration processes for CSOs; while journalists in Italy continue to face physical attacks, death threats and denial of information requests. Read more


Journalist shot dead in Mogadishu as media violations also take place in Puntland, Somaliland

On 6th June, Sagal Salad Osman, a producer and presenter for state-owned Radio Mogadishu, was shot by unknown gunmen in Hodan district, Mogadishu. She later died of her injuries. Read more


Civic space threatened as violence flares in South Sudan

Renewed fighting between government factions began on 7th July as activists fled their homes in fear of being targetted. Read more


Proposed cyber security law worries civil society

Most recent protests in Romania have passed off peacefully, while a proposed cyber security law continues to raise concerns in civil society. Read more


Funding cuts hit hundreds of CSOs in Croatia

Over 400 CSOs petitioned the government against cuts to state funding for civil society while large protests took place in Zagreb in support of educational reform. Read more


Authorities harass protestors through court

In mid-2016, protestors and free speech advocates were arbitrarily arrested and harrassed through the courts. Read more


'Colourful Revolution' protest leaders demeaned in public

A protest movement held sustained demonstrations against abuse of state power as its leaders were demeaned in public and targetted by counter-demonstrators. Read more