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Bureaucratic restrictions and targetted investigations undermine free expression, activism

Regional publication Himal Southasian is due to close in November, following targetted bureaucratic pressure from the authorities. Read more

Bureaucratic restrictions and targetted investigations undermine free expression, activism

Organisations face delays with registration

Although authorities generally respect the right to freedom of association, organisations reported delays with registration. Read more

Organisations face delays with registration

Corruption, policy reform and inadequate local services drive protests in Lebanon

Several protests have recently taken place in Lebanon, as trade unions and civil society activists mobilise around a variety of issues. Read more

Corruption, policy reform and inadequate local services drive protests in Lebanon

Civil society urge the government to implement media law

Civil society organisations issued a statement urging the government to implement the media law Read more

Civil society urge the government to implement media law

Deadline for registration imposed on CSOs as protests disrupted

Over 5000 NGOs were deemed to be operating illegally and given a deadline to register as students and journalists were arrested during protests in July. Read more

Deadline for registration imposed on CSOs as protests disrupted

Revenue Agency prevents Canadian Unitarian Council from working for justice

The Canada Revenue Agency has told the Canadian Unitarian Council to remove references to social justice from its mission statement. 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

Lack of transparency in development project sparked protests

Civil society organisations are protesting to demand transparency in the implementation of the ‘Cahill Waste Management’ project. Read more

LGBTI organisation faces obstacles to register

Fijian authorities are still delaying the registration of LGBTI organisation Rainbow Pride. Read more

Concern over calls to shut social media during elections

Comments by the head of the police in Ghana that social media could be shut down during November 2016 elections caused concern among civil society. Read more