BCSDN Blog: Growing Pressure on WBT Civil Society and Future Challenges

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Despite the fact that the Universal Declaration with its broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights stands for “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”, unfortunately the Western Balkans and Turkey (WBT) cannot testify for a comprehensive level of enabling environment for civil society. Throughout the region, as the latest BCSDN report shows, CSOs, activists and independent journalists have been exposed to government smear campaigns, media pressures and public discrediting translated into attacks against the critical voices. However, in the in the coming year, we will keep on following the trends in civil society development and loudly alarming about issues that can hinder the future of a democratic, prosperous Western Balkans. Read more here.

Source: BCSDN

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