New Report: 6 out of 10 Countries Now Seriously Repressing Civic Space

Democracy Under Attack! – A Call For Action
December 1, 2018
The Future of EU Support to Civil Society – BCSDN Position on IPA III
December 4, 2018

CIVICUS released the People Power Under Attack 2018, a new report showing that nearly six in ten countries are seriously restricting people’s fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression. This reflects a continuing crisis facing civil society organisations and activists across the world, with the space for civic activism most commonly undermined through censorship, attacks on journalists and harassment of human rights defenders. The report, which is based on data from the CIVICUS Monitor – a global research collaboration – shows that civil society is under serious attack in 111 out of 196 countries. This is up from 109 countries in March 2018. In practice, this means that repression of peaceful civic activism continues to represent a widespread crisis for civil society in all parts of the world, with just 4% of the world’s population living in countries where governments are properly respecting the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression. Read more here.

Source: CIVICUS

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Democracy Under Attack! – A Call For Action
December 1, 2018
The Future of EU Support to Civil Society – BCSDN Position on IPA III
December 4, 2018

CIVICUS released the People Power Under Attack 2018, a new report showing that nearly six in ten countries are seriously restricting people’s fundamental freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression. This reflects a continuing crisis facing civil society organisations and activists across the world, with the space for civic activism most commonly undermined through censorship, attacks on journalists and harassment of human rights defenders. The report, which is based on data from the CIVICUS Monitor – a global research collaboration – shows that civil society is under serious attack in 111 out of 196 countries. This is up from 109 countries in March 2018. In practice, this means that repression of peaceful civic activism continues to represent a widespread crisis for civil society in all parts of the world, with just 4% of the world’s population living in countries where governments are properly respecting the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression. Read more here.

Source: CIVICUS

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