non state actors

Syria: two journalists killed and five injured in December alone

Syria remains the most deadly country for journalists, with media workers directly and deliberately targeted by all parties to the conflict. Read more

Syria: two journalists killed and five injured in December alone

Clashes during refugee protests lead to threats of deportation

Refugees being held in centres near the border with Turkey protested in late November against a ban on movement imposed by the authorities. Read more

Clashes during refugee protests lead to threats of deportation

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land

On 10th and 11th January security forces violently repressed the Mapuche community of Cushamen, in the Chubut province. Read more

Indigenous community protests repressed as clothing giant Benetton takes more land

Media activists killed and others targetted as war rages on

As the conflict continues, the freedom of expression remains under serious threat in war-torn Syria. Read more

Media activists killed and others targetted as war rages on

Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

Four members of Mara Salvatrucha were sentenced to 20 years in prison due to their participation in the murder of Nicolás Humberto García, an indigenous community radio journalist. Read more

Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

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

Syrian conflict claims lives of eight media workers in September

Journalists and media workers continue to be the target of attacks by all sides of the conflict. Read more

Syrian conflict claims lives of eight media workers in September

Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

As the death toll reaches over 90, and with thousands of civilians injured, the conditions for civic activism in the Kashmir region are closing rapidly under pressure from the authorities. While protests rage, clashes between protesters and security forces have become a regular occurrence. Read more

Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

Threats against media undermine freedom of expression in El Salvador

Local newspapers and journalists receive threats as El Salvador drops 13 places in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Read more

Threats against media undermine freedom of expression in El Salvador

Draft law restricts freedom of expression and peaceful protest in Iraq

Freedom of expression continues to be seriously restricted , with three journalists killed and a new draft law that civil society rejected as restrict freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Read more