Civic Space Developments

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

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

One person died and at least twenty were injured as police attempted to suppress a protests by four communities against environmental damage caused by the Las Bambas copper mine in peru. Read more

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

Court rulings boost free expression, access to information

On 18th October the Supreme Court ruled in favour of journal La Nación and against the National Bank in a case of indirect censorship. Read more

Court rulings boost free expression, access to information