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Will ceasefire result in improvements for civil society?

There are hopes that a ceasefire announced in May 2017 will result in better conditions for civil society in areas of the country affected by a renewed armed conflict since elections in 2015. Read more

Will ceasefire result in improvements for civil society?

Lethal force used against farmers as drought drives protest

The worst drought in 140 years in Southern India has driven farmers to protest against the lack of government assistance to help those in need. Read more

Lethal force used against farmers as drought drives protest

No improvement on civic space: Myanmar shuns international scrutiny

As concerns continue to grow over atrocities perpetrated by security forces Rakhine state, authorities in Myanmar have come under increasing international pressure to allow independent investigators into the conflict zone. Read more

No improvement on civic space: Myanmar shuns international scrutiny

Civil society report finds violations of freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression

In March 2017, the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) issued a comprehensive report on violations of the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly in the country over the past two years. Read more

Civil society report finds violations of freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression

The purge continues: protests turn violent, websites blocked and 4,000 civil servants dismissed

On 1st May 2017, thousands took part in May Day demonstrations across Turkey in spite of restrictions on peaceful assembly due to Turkey's continued state of emergency. Read more

The purge continues: protests turn violent, websites blocked and 4,000 civil servants dismissed

200 protesters storm Macedonia's parliament as ethnic tensions flare

On 27th April 2017, nationalist-protesters in Skopje stormed the Macedonian Parliament building to decry Macedonia's new Parliamentary speaker. Read more

200 protesters storm Macedonia's parliament as ethnic tensions flare

No sign of civic freedoms improving, despite activists' release

As previously reported on the CIVICUS Monitor, the Sudanese authorities' continual harassment of the Khartoum Centre for Training and Human Development (TRACKs) symbolises the prevalence of state interference in civil society operations. Read more

No sign of civic freedoms improving, despite activists' release

At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests

Continued political polarisation and public frustration led to a new wave of mass protests in Venezuela starting on 4th April 2017 Read more

At least five dead, dozens wounded and hundreds arrested in new wave of protests

Journalist attacked reporting on potential election fraud

An Armenian journalist was attacked while reporting on potential fraud during election day on 2nd April, 2017. Read more

Journalist attacked reporting on potential election fraud