Americas - HRD killing

Two journalists killed, as civic space attacked by state, non-state actors

Guatemalan environmental and land rights’ activists continue to work under pressure due to the actions of illegal armed groups and state forces. Read more

Two journalists killed, as civic space attacked by state, non-state actors

Prominent Afro-Colombian human rights defender murdered

A prominent Afro-Colombian human rights activist and her partner were murdered in Buenaventura in January as two newspaper reporters narrowly escaped a murder attempt in the northeastern city of Cúcuta. Read more

Prominent Afro-Colombian human rights defender murdered

Human rights defenders continue to be killed in Guatemala

A journalist, a union activist and an environmental activist were murdered in separate events in early November.
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Human rights defenders continue to be killed in Guatemala

Leader of the Movimiento Campesino Unido murdered in Honduras

Attacks against land defenders in Honduras continue with the murder of José Ángel Flores and harassment of members of COPINH. Read more

Leader of the Movimiento Campesino Unido murdered in Honduras

Another activist is murdered as civic space restrictions continue in Honduras

Restrictions to civic space continue in Honduras with the murder of an environmental activist, criminalisation of peaceful protests and limitations to the right of freedom of expression Read more

Another activist is murdered as civic space restrictions continue in Honduras

Journalists continue to work in a hostile environment in Guatemala

Civic space continues to be undermined in Guatemala as human rights defenders continue to face intimidation and harassment, and journalists operate in an increasingly hostile environment.

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Constant repression of protests in Honduras

The police repressed recent protests in Honduras with tears gas and water cannon while 12 journalists were killed in 2015. Read more

Land rights activist killed

Several recent protests have passed off peacefully however the murder of several journalists in the early part of 2016 seriously undermines respect for civic space in Guatemala. Read more

Killing of human rights defenders worsens in 2016

The situation for human rights defenders in Colombia seems to be deteriorating. In the first week of March, five social leaders were assassinated. Minga movement protests have been repressed in recent months and journalists are facing higher risks while reporting, especially in conflict areas. Read more