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27 April 2017

Global emergency around 'civic space': Efforts by govts. & non-state actors to shut down growing ability of citizens to organise

Author: Bibi van der Zee, The Guardian

"Democracy campaigner: governments are scared of the participation revolution", 25 Apr 2017...

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27 April 2017

Hungary: In midst of govt. crackdown, 80 leaders of foundations issue statement in support of civil society

Author: Open Society Foundations

"Statement Supporting NGOs in Hungary", 26 Apr 2017...

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21 April 2017

US Govt. signals it may reverse domestic steps on extractive industry revenue transparency - move is counter to global trend

Author: Zorka Milin, Senior Legal Advisor at Global Witness, on Global Anticorruption Blog

The U.S. Retreat from Extractive Industry Transparency–What Next?, 13 Apr 2017...

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21 April 2017

USA: UN experts warn state bills criminalising protest would jeopardise rights of those opposing pipelines, supporting indigenous rights

Author: Sheryl Estrada, DiversityInc (USA)

U.N. Experts Warn ‘Undemocratic’ Anti-Protest Bills Threaten Free Speech, 18 Apr 2017...

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20 April 2017

Germany: Tech firms and rights groups fear proposed hate-speech law will curb free expression

Author: ZDNet

A coalition of tech companies and human rights groups has pushed back against a proposed hate-speech law in Germany, arguing that it could have "grave consequences for the right to freedom of expression in Germany, across the European Union, and...

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19 April 2017

China: Executives say complaining may have led to China's relenting on tougher internet security rules

Author: Sui-Lee Wee, New York Times (USA)

"As Zeal for China Dims, Global Companies Complain More Boldly", 19 Apr 2017...

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18 April 2017

Bahrain: Human rights campaigners urge Formula One Group and sponsors to cancel Grand Prix over government crackdown on opposition

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17 April 2017

China: Ethnic Mongolian arrested by authorities after posting online comments on land dispute with forestry company

Author: Radio Free Asia (USA)

"China to Prosecute Ethnic Mongolian Over Tweet About Land Dispute", 6 Feb 2017...

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