Civil Society Meeting Threats With Resistance, New Report Finds

A new annual report on the state of civil society reveals a number of disturbing trends. The report, prepared by CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists, warns that attacks are increasing on journalists reporting on corruption and public protests; growing surveillance and manipulation of opinion is betraying the promise of social media; and uncivil society is claiming civil society space, among other concerns. Despite these threats, the report also says that civil society has begun to fight back and continues to build support for rights and democracy.