public vilification

Journalist shot in Lesotho

Respect for freedom of expression has recently been severely undermined in Lesotho, following blatant attacks on journalists, including the shooting of one reporter. Read more

Repression escalates as #Thisflag movement gathers momentum

Arrests and brutality by security forces are on the rise in Zimbabwe as increasingly numbers of people mobilise under the #Thisflag movement. Read more

Repression escalates as #Thisflag movement gathers momentum

Thousands demonstrate during rival protests in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On the 14th of May, over 10,000 Bosnian Serbs protests in Banja Luka in rival rallies for and against the government. After authorities declared a state of emergency at the scale of the simultaneous protests a heavy police presence managed to see both gatherings take place peacefully. Read more

Prominent Government Critic Kem Ley killed

On the 10th of July, prominent political opposition activist Kem Ley was gunned down Phnom Penh. As an outspoken critic of the government and grassroots organiser, Ley’s death comes at time of heightened tension between the government and political opposition; civil society and political opposition report a continued crackdown by authorities on their activities. Read more

Smears Against Civil Society in Montenegro

A court imposes a heavy sentence on a prominent civil society activist, while anti-Nato protests take place in Podgorica. Read more

Smears Against Civil Society in Montenegro

Civil society movements continue to be targetted in DRC

Peaceful activism by social movements in DRC attracts artibrary arrests, detention and harrassment through the court system. Read more

Council of Ministers preparing new law on associations

The Palestinian Council of Ministers is preparing a new law on associations through a commission which does not include civil society representation. Read more

Correa vilifies nongovermental organisations

Ecuador's President Correa alleges that there is an invasion of NGOs supported by other governments, which are a threat to democracy because they set a political agenda without democratic legitimacy or responsibility.

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Repression intensifies as elections approach

Repression against the media and civil society has escalated tensions in Gambia in the run up to elections in December 2016. Read more

Media polarisation reported to be on the rise in Serbia

Civil society in Serbia is concerned that some media statements are reflective of rising tensions and a return to dark days of hate speech. Read more