public vilification

Smears against critics of the government on the rise in Zambia

Recent attacks on the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and its President Ms Linda Kasonde have sought to undermine confidence in the independence of the judiciary. Read more

Smears against critics of the government on the rise in Zambia

Systematic reprisals against dissidents in Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani authorities have a well documented track record of ruthlessly suppressing critical dissent and harassing outspoken activists into silence. Read more

Systematic reprisals against dissidents in Azerbaijan

State increases pressure on civil society organisations in Kenya

Regulation of civil societey organisations is moving to the interior ministry, as a senior aide to president Kenyatta threatens an activist at an ICC meeting. Read more

State increases pressure on civil society organisations in Kenya

People arrested for insulting Tanzania's president

A lecturer at a Tanzanian university was arrested for insulting the country's president John Magufuli. Read more

People arrested for insulting Tanzania's president

Two journalists killed and ten injured in October

Two journalists were killed and ten were injured in Iraq in October alone. Read more

Two journalists killed and ten injured in October

Media attacks, resignations damage state-civil society relations in Poland

In the last month, CSOs in Poland reported oa noticeable increase in media attacks directed at civil society. Read more

Media attacks, resignations damage state-civil society relations in Poland

Threats and manipulation stifle journalism in Kosovo

Recent developments in Kosovo have highlighted real dangers to freedom of expression. Read more

Threats and manipulation stifle journalism in Kosovo

Setback for same-sex marriage in Romania

The recent mobilisation by a conservative umbrella grouping of CSOs, closely affiliated to the Romanian Orthodox Church called The Coalition for Family, has raised 3 million signatures in support of a change to the Romanian Constitution which restricts the definition of family to heterosexual couples. Read more

Setback for same-sex marriage in Romania

Community radio station director attacked by police

The director of Komboni Radio, a community station, was attacked by police as authorities crack down on dissent in Zambia. Read more

Community radio station director attacked by police

Journalists vilified and threatened during election in Croatia

Verbal attacks against journalists spiked in the run up to elections on 11th September. Read more

Journalists vilified and threatened during election in Croatia