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Ahead of the elections, journalists and media outlets face brutal repression

Suicide bomber assassinates Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, the director of the government-owned Radio Mogadishu; Hirshabelle police in Beledweyne raid local independent radio station Hiiraan Weyn and arrest seven journalists; police officers in the town of Abudwak, in the Galmudug regional state, raid privately owned Sooyal TV and Radio offices; Haramcad police officers (Special Operations Command Battalion) attack a group of journalists reporting a car bombing and gunfire attacks; Read more

Ahead of the elections, journalists and media outlets face brutal repression

Guatemala: freedom of expression in sharp decline

On 8th March 2022, journalist Orlando Villanueva was shot and killed in a public sports facility in Puerto Barrios, capital of the Izabal department. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Guatemala: freedom of expression in sharp decline

Journalists and others killed and arbitrarily detained for exercising their right to freedom of expr

Photojournalist Fawaz Al-Wafi found dead in his car after succumbing to numerous fatal stab wounds to his chest by unknown assailants; journalist Hala Fouad Badawi transferred from the Military Intelligence Prison to the Central Prison in Mukalla, the capital of Hadhramaut Governorate, following her arrest on 30th December 2021; Read more

Journalists and others killed and arbitrarily detained for exercising their right to freedom of expr

Mexico: vicious attacks against women, journalists and HRDs continue

At the end of April 2022, thousands of people protested in multiple cities to demand justice for the murder of 18-year-old student Debanhi Escobar in Nuevo León, and for the killings and disappearances of other women and girls across the country. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Mexico: vicious attacks against women, journalists and HRDs continue

Brazil: shocking violence on HRDs and journalists continues

On 10th February 2022, nine-year-old Jonatas de Oliveira dos Santos was shot and killed in an attack in Engenho Roncadorzinho, a community in the town of Barreiros, Pernambuco state. According to the local police, the boy was killed in retaliation against his father, Geovane da Silva Santos, a community leader and president of the local smallholder farmers’ association. Read more

Brazil: shocking violence on HRDs and journalists continues

New laws impose stiffer restrictions on CSOs & media, journalist killed

New provisions of the Fiscal Code enter put more pressure on CSOs, protests held against proposed media regulations, protests held against Russia's invasion of Ukraine - followed by counter protests on the same, journalist and LGBTIQ+ activist stabbed to death, journalist summoned to General prosecutor's office over published article. Read more

New laws impose stiffer restrictions on CSOs & media, journalist killed

Protests over labour rights, insecurity and political crisis in Haiti

In early 2022, Haiti experienced extreme violence and the continued deterioration of security conditions, with rival criminal groups battling one another or the police for control of the streets. Read more  |  Read in French

Protests over labour rights, insecurity and political crisis in Haiti

Mexico: governing party introduces bill restricting civil society work

A bill being considered in the Chamber of Deputies would restrict the work of civil society groups by prohibiting organisations from trying to influence or change laws through lobbying or strategic litigation if they receive funding from foreign sources. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Mexico: governing party introduces bill restricting civil society work

Outrage as five journalists killed in Mexico in early 2022

Five journalists were murdered in Mexico in the first two months of 2022, leading to protests for justice and calls for more government action to stop the violence against the press. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Outrage as five journalists killed in Mexico in early 2022

Journalists and activists remain at risk in the Philippines as election looms

Ahead of the upcoming elections in May 2022, media groups and journalists are facing libel allegations for reporting on corruption, while a journalist who reported on the ‘drug war’ was killed. A women and child rights advocate has been arrested and detained, and cyber attacks on news websites have been linked to the army. In more positive news, police have charged two people in the ‘Bloody Sunday’ killings, the human rights defenders bill has been approved by the House of Representatives and human rights defender Teresita Naul was released.
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Journalists and activists remain at risk in the Philippines as election looms