Wednesday 5.7.2017 North Macedonia - Latest Developments -
On 17th May 2017, VMRO-DPMNE, a political party who held power for over a decade, finally agreed to the peaceful transfer of power ending the political deadlock which has engulfed Macedonia since elections in December 2016. Many civil society groups hope that the change in leadership will end the harassment of independent civic groups in receipt of funds from abroad.
Thursday 22.6.2017 Myanmar - Latest Developments -
In this update, we examine key flashpoints which exemplify Aung San Suu Kyi’s failure to dismantle freedom of expression restrictions, and describe how civil society is fighting back. Read more
Tuesday 20.6.2017 Honduras - Latest Developments -
Harassment and intimidation of human rights defenders continue to be the norm in Honduras. In addition, security forces continue to use excessive force against students protests. Read more
Friday 16.6.2017 Azerbaijan - Latest Developments -
An Azeri investigative journalist was kidnapped in Georgia, where he lived in exile since 2015, and brought illegally into Azerbaijan to be handed over to the police. Read more
Friday 16.6.2017 Bahrain - Latest Developments -
Human rights defenders and journalists continue to work in a restrictive environment and continue to be subject to detention, censorship and ill-treatment. Read more
Monday 5.6.2017 Egypt - Latest Developments -
As previously covered on the CIVICUS Monitor, the Egyptian Parliament passed a draconian law on non-governmental organisations in late November 2016.
On 29th May 2017, that law came into force with potentially devastating affects on both domestic and international organisations operating in Egypt. Read more
Monday 22.5.2017 Nicaragua - Latest Developments -
Defamation campaign against women activists continues to escalate in Nicaragua. Read more
Thursday 18.5.2017 Chile - Latest Developments -
Members of the Defence Movement of Earth, Environmental Protection and Access to Water (MODATIMA) are being threatened because of their work in defence of access to the province of Petorca. Read more
Friday 28.4.2017 Kuwait - Latest Developments -
In early April, human rights defender Hadeel Buqrais and other participants in the “Walking for Her” demonstration, a peaceful march of solidarity with Saudi women, were threatened, harassed and vilified in the media.