The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm

By Cathal Gilbert, CIVICUS Head of Civic Space Research

Imagine inviting your ten closest friends to dinner but only four of them show up. The other six can’t make it because they’ve either been arrested for criticising the government during a protest, are caught up in a protracted legal battle to clear their name after a smear campaign or have gone into hiding because of anonymous threats to their life on social media.

 

Read on: Mail and Guardian 

 

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