From rising repression on the streets to the battle for the internet, in 2018 the spaces where citizens seek to freely express themselves and organise are increasingly contested. What was a trend has become a global emergency and “‘a universal phenomenon, no longer restricted to autocracies and fragile democracies,” writes […]

By William Gumede, Executive Chairperson of Democracy Works Foundation Civil society organisations in Africa which play a critical role in providing a platform and bridge between the people and the state are finding themselves under threat across the continent. This policy brief examines the challenges and restrictions faced by civil society […]