August 18, 2017

Kenya: Civil Society Condemns Attempted Raid and Deregistration of Human Rights Organisations

NAIROBI – Leading global and regional civil society groups have strongly condemned the targeting of two Kenyan national human rights organisations by the authorities.…
August 08, 2017

Repressive Vietnam Ramps Up Crackdown On Activists and Bloggers

Authorities in Vietnam have increasingly been using the country’s draconian security laws to attack and silence human rights defenders in recent weeks.   Ahead of…
August 07, 2017

CIVICUS Calls For Calm and Respect of Voters’ Rights in Kenya Elections

As Kenyans go to the polls tomorrow to vote in general elections, global civil society alliance, CIVICUS calls on the authorities, leaders of political…
August 02, 2017

Syria: Rights groups condemn extrajudicial execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil

The family of Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian software engineer and free speech activist, confirmed that he had been subjected to an extrajudicial execution in…
July 31, 2017

Adjournment of Civil Society Activists’ Trial in Cameroon Shows State Has No Case

JOHANNESBURG – Three civil society leaders in Cameroon remain imprisoned in solitary confinement and on trial for leading peaceful protests, following their court appearance…
July 25, 2017

Zambia: State of Emergency signifies worrying signs for civic space

The declaration of State of Public Threatened Emergency in Zambia is a glaring indication of plans by the government to increase restrictions on civic…
July 20, 2017

Tanzania, Kenya, Angola Join Watch List of Countries of Concern

Attacks by the authorities on protesters, critics, NGOs and the media in Angola, Kenya and Tanzania have led global civil alliance, CIVICUS, to add…
July 17, 2017

Tanzania: upsurge in restrictions on fundamental freedoms

Tanzania has been placed on a watch list of countries in which there are growing and worrying threats to civic space. The country is…
July 13, 2017

Angola: Restrictions on fundamental freedoms continue ahead of elections

Portuguese  The arraignment of two journalists in Angola on spurious charges is the latest assault on fundamental freedoms as the government increases restrictions on…
June 27, 2017

Morocco: Civil society condemns arrests of peaceful protesters

The Regional Coalition for Women Human Rights Defenders in Middle East and North Africa and Global Civil Society Alliance CIVICUS, express grave concerns over the…
June 23, 2017

Egypt: Call to postpone the EU-Egypt Association Council

A coalition of civil society organisations have written to Ms. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy…
June 07, 2017

Egypt: Stop the onslaught against civil society

The undersigned civil society organisations express our serious concern over the recent escalation of restrictions on civil society and the public vilification of human…
June 06, 2017

Restrictions on Civic Space: A Global Emergency

The world is facing a democratic crisis through unprecedented restrictions on the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly which constitute a global emergency…
June 06, 2017

A new way of doing business

In times of democratic crisis, the growing influence of business over commercial, political and social spheres can play a key role in safeguarding civic…
May 04, 2017

Bahrain: End Degrading Treatment of Activists

Bahraini authorities’ treatment of wrongfully imprisoned detainees violates international standards on prisoner treatment and in some cases may constitute cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, a…
May 03, 2017

World Press Freedom Day - Journalism Assailed On All Fronts

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, marks today’s World Press Freedom Day with a call for greater protection and respect for journalists and the…
April 28, 2017

Critical need to support right to protest, says new report

Protest movements around the world are finding themselves on the frontlines of a global attack on democracy and human rights, according to a new…
April 24, 2017

Equatorial Guinea: CIVICUS urges release of activists and respect for human rights

Spanish  Update: Since the issuance of this release, as of 28 April Enrique Asumu has been released from jail. Alfredo Okenve is still in…
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