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Attacks on fundamental freedoms continue in the lead up to elections

New legislative changes proposed in Cambodia could further restrict civic space in the lead up to elections. The justice system continues to be misused to criminalise activists and government critics. Read more

Attacks on fundamental freedoms continue in the lead up to elections

Attempt to shut down Rappler news site part of efforts to muzzle free expression

President Duterte's regime has ratcheted up its attack on media freedom, threatening the closure of news site Rappler. Civil society groups continue to protest government attempts to silence dissent, while human rights defenders continue to be targeted. Read more

Attempt to shut down Rappler news site part of efforts to muzzle free expression

Lao authorities ruthlessly suppress criticism and dissent

Lao authorities impose severe restrictions on the right to freedom of expression. There is no free press; all media are state-controlled and used as a propaganda tool for the ruling Lao Peoples' Revolutionary Party. Read more

Lao authorities ruthlessly suppress criticism and dissent

Intolerance of civil society in Vietnam: An interview with Penelope Faulkner from VCHR

Vice-President of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), Penelope Faulkner, speaks to CIVICUS about the current challenges faced by civil society in Vietnam and the role of international solidarity networks in supporting the creation of a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders. Read more