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Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

Four members of Mara Salvatrucha were sentenced to 20 years in prison due to their participation in the murder of Nicolás Humberto García, an indigenous community radio journalist. Read more

Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

Protests against trans-Atlantic trade deals dominate headlines in Belgium

In recent months, people in Belgium have been mobilising over proposed trade agreements between the European Union (EU), the United States and Canada. Read more

Protests against trans-Atlantic trade deals dominate headlines in Belgium

Spate of threats against journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has recently witnessed a worrying spate of violence against journalists. Read more

Spate of threats against journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Proposed legislation threatens existence of independent CSOs in Vietnam

Proposed legislation seeks to intensify an already overbearing legal framework governing freedom of association in Vietnam. Read more

Proposed legislation threatens existence of independent CSOs in Vietnam

Surveillance, censorship and arrests of activists using social media in Palestine

On 26th October 2016, Israeli Forces raided the house of Mr. Salah Khawaja, who was subsequently arrested and detained by Israeli security forces without access to legal representation. Read more

Surveillance, censorship and arrests of activists using social media in Palestine

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

One person died and at least twenty were injured as police attempted to suppress a protests by four communities against environmental damage caused by the Las Bambas copper mine in peru. Read more

One dead and 20 injured in Las Bambas mine protests

Protest rights increasingly undermined in USA

Civic freedoms, and in particular the right to protests are being restricted in USA as Black Lives Matter protests continue to be repressed and activists are targetted with surveillance and infiltration. Read more

Protest rights increasingly undermined in USA

Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

As the death toll reaches over 90, and with thousands of civilians injured, the conditions for civic activism in the Kashmir region are closing rapidly under pressure from the authorities. While protests rage, clashes between protesters and security forces have become a regular occurrence. Read more

Tensions in Kashmir Reach Boiling Point

Freedom of expression violated on and offline in Kenya

A blogger was sued by the National Bank of Kenya for publishing statements that the bank considered defamatory while a pro-government politician warned journalists against covering his events. Read more

Freedom of expression violated on and offline in Kenya

Concern over calls to shut social media during elections

Comments by the head of the police in Ghana that social media could be shut down during November 2016 elections caused concern among civil society. Read more