Freedom of expression & the media

Freedom of expression & the media

Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) are alarmed at yesterday’s abduction of animal rights defender Galina Kucherenko...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) expresses its sincere condolences to Murad Djuraev’s family after learning the sad news that he passed away in...

Civil society fears that draft legislation on communications, lawyers and religious practice currently under consideration in Kazakhstan may result in new restrictions on fundamental...

Turkmenistan hosted the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, or the so-called Asiada, in its capital Ashgabat from 17th to 27th September 2017....

(Brussels, November 23, 2017) – Leaders of European Union member states should press visiting Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to end the crackdown on critics...

Two outspoken women activists were threatened and harassed in recent days in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan’s capital, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Partnership for Human...

A coalition of 37 human rights NGOs has sent a letter to the EU member state heads and EU leaders ahead of Azerbaijani President...

The campaign of the Turkmenistani government against civil society activists, journalists and others who criticize the current state of affairs in the country shows...

Opinion polls predicted a tight race for the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan held on 15th October 2017. However, Sooronbay Jeenbekov from the ruling Social...

This update covers developments affecting civic space in Tajikistan from August to October 2017. It has been prepared for the Civicus Monitor by International...