Freedom of expression & the media

Freedom of expression & the media

On 22 April 2015, Intigam Aliyev, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer and head of the Legal Education Society (LES) was sentenced to  seven...

On 24th November 2017, Sooronbay Jeenbekov was inaugurated as Kyrgyzstan’s new president. He follows Almazbek Atambayev who led the country for six years but could...

The death of former President Islam Karimov has led to a period of political transition in Uzbekistan. However, the profound disregard for fundamental rights...

The OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) is Europe's largest annual human rights conference. The 2016 HDIM is taking place in Warsaw on 19-30...

Ongoing state surveillance and restrictions on freedoms of information and expression imposed by the authorities continue to be a cause of concern. The government passed a resolution that mandates government agencies to block internet and communications networks in a situation of “state of emergency...

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, the European Youth Forum and the International Partnership for Human Rights strongly condemn the large-scale detentions of peaceful protesters...
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In the next few days, US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and...

The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) is launching a year-long campaign: Stand 4 Human Rights Defenders. HRDN is an informal group of 48...

Following the Euromaidan Revolution in 2013, Ukraine has undertaken widespread reforms in the areas of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and overall, civil society groups have enjoyed more freedom...

As of 1 April 2014, a coalition of three Central Asian NGOs and one European NGO began implementing a new project in support of...