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Conflict with Russia causes restrictions on media freedoms

The armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, the occupation of Crimea and the Russian support for separatists in Donbas have led to a large-scale media war and to the adoption of restrictions against media in Ukraine. Read more

Conflict with Russia causes restrictions on media freedoms

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

Court decision in Belize a victory for LGBT rights defender Caleb Orozco

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Belize ruled that criminalising consensual sexual relations between adults of the same sex is unconstitutional. This decision came after a long legal battle by LGBT rights defender Caleb Orozco . Read more

Court decision in Belize a victory for LGBT rights defender Caleb Orozco

LGBTI organisation finally registered in Botswana

LEGABIBO wins its four year legal battle for registration, as protestors are arrested and a journalist faces trial for sedition. Read more

LGBTI organisation finally registered in Botswana

Constitutional Court ruling partially decriminalises defamation

The Constitutional Court struck down seven articles of the Law on Expression and Dissemination of Thought which criminalised defamation. Read more

Human Rights Lawyer Joseph Kimani killed

The murder of human rights lawyer Joseph Kimani, his client and their taxi driver has sparked outrage in Kenya. Read more

Canadian Parliament approves motion to reject BDS movement

The Canadian Parliament approved a motion to reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, restricting the right to freedom of expression. Read more