Civic Space Developments

Association

Civil society organisations must register with the Interior Ministry while foundations face a double registration requirement, having to also register with the central body in the field of their operation. Read more

Slovakia - Overview

Slovakia’s laws contain strong protections for the core civic freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

Peaceful assembly is protected in Lithuania however organisers of gatherings of more than 10 persons must notify the police in advance. Read more

Greece - Overview

As Greece’s refugee reception system struggled to cope with the numbers of refugees entering the country in recent years, large numbers of local and international civil society organisations helped to provide humanitarian relief to migrants. Read more

Another community radio reporter assassinated in Oaxaca

On 13th September 13th Agustín Pavia, a teacher, lawyer and radio announcer for Radio Zapote, was killed.

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Another community radio reporter assassinated in Oaxaca

Panama Papers scandal marks watershed for investigative journalism in Mongolia

Recent events have highlighted a need to foster a culture of independent investigative reporting in Mongolia. Read more

Panama Papers scandal marks watershed for investigative journalism in Mongolia

Proposed laws threaten freedom of expression

Two bills recently submitted to the Dominican Congress have been criticised by civil society as posing threats to the freedom of expression. Read more

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Proposed laws threaten freedom of expression

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

A UN mission warned of continuing threats to civil society as the state shut down an English-languge newspaper in September. Read more

South Sudan conflict continues to fuel attacks on media, civil society

Draft law presents serious threat to civil society in Egypt

On 8th September, the cabinet approved draft NGO law, aimed at regulating the activities of local and international civil society organisations. Read more

Draft law presents serious threat to civil society in Egypt

Surveillance, censorship and arrests of activists using social media in Palestine

On 26th October 2016, Israeli Forces raided the house of Mr. Salah Khawaja, who was subsequently arrested and detained by Israeli security forces without access to legal representation. Read more

Surveillance, censorship and arrests of activists using social media in Palestine