prevention of protest

Protests against Ortega and Canal continue to face repression

On 1st and 2nd December multiple protests were conducted, both against president's reelection and the construction of the planned Interoceanic Canal. Read more

Protests against Ortega and Canal continue to face repression

One by one, Turkish authorities close off avenues for dissent

As the crackdown against government critics continues, Turkish authorities have been emboldened in their efforts to curtail freedom of expression. Read more

One by one, Turkish authorities close off avenues for dissent

Concerted crackdown on civil society in the wake of Castro's death

On 4th January government forces raided the home of Leticia Ramos, of the opposition group Damas de Blanco. Read more

Concerted crackdown on civil society in the wake of Castro's death

Protest bans in Kano as at least ten protestors shot dead

At least ten members of a shiite movement were shot dead by police during a public gathering. Read more

Protest bans in Kano as at least ten protestors shot dead

Tougher laws choke civil society independence in Bangladesh

The authorities in Bangladesh have continued their harassment of civil society through the new legislation designed to choke independent civil society. Read more

Tougher laws choke civil society independence in Bangladesh

Brutal repression of protests against Nicaragua Canal

Demonstrators demanding an end to construction of the Great Canal converged on Managua from different parts of the country to coincide with OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro's visit to the country. Read more

Brutal repression of protests against Nicaragua Canal

Activist speaks to CIVICUS about conditions for citizen action in the Philippines

In a recent interview, activist Lloyd Nunag, from the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights spoke to CIVICUS about the changing situation for civic activism in the Philippines. Read more

Activist speaks to CIVICUS about conditions for citizen action in the Philippines

Cuban authorities step up targetted repression of civil society, media and protestors

The offices of the CSO Cubalex were raided in early October as protest movement Damas de Blanco condemned the targetting of its members. Read more

Cuban authorities step up targetted repression of civil society, media and protestors

Free expression on Twitter carries a heavy penalty in Bahrain

The authorities have imprisoned journalists and human rights defenders because of comments made on the social media platform. Read more

Free expression on Twitter carries a heavy penalty in Bahrain