Democracy under Pressure: Polarization and Repression Are Increasing Worldwide

Restrictions on free speech, unfair elections and populist hunger for power – it is by no means just autocrats who have been tightening the screw of repression. Governments in democracies have also increasingly been trying to govern with a hard hand. And social division is deeper than it has been Gütersloh (Germany) 22 March 2018.  The quality of democracy, market...

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Myanmar/Burma: EU sanctions 11 people over the recent military coup and ensuing repression

The Council imposed restrictive measures on eleven individuals responsible for the military coup staged in Myanmar/Burma on 1 February 2021, and the subsequent military and police repression against peaceful demonstrators. The EU approves sanctions on Human Rights violations The Council today imposed restrictive measures on eleven individuals responsible for the military coup staged in Myanmar/Burma on 1 February 2021, and...

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Silence at any cost: State tactics to deepen the repression in Nicaragua

English Analysis on Nicaragua about Health, Protection and Human Rights and Epidemic; published on 15 Feb 2021 by Amnesty Nicaragua: Government tactics to silence criticism and social demands deepen human rights crisis Since the current human rights crisis erupted in Nicaragua in 2018, the government has clamped down on all forms of dissent or criticism. The authorities have pursued a...

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African journalists’ body decries media repression and absolute impunity in the continent

The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Pan African organisation of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on African governments to create a safe and enabling environment for journalists and media workers so that they can do their work freely and without fear of reprisals. “On behalf of the collective leadership of FAJ, I wish to seize this...

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