The move follows Turkey's withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
Investigative publication Kloop is the latest target of authorities’ campaign against independent media and critical voices.
The presidential vote is likely to quietly legitimise the incumbent and consolidate his position.
Women and girls hard hit by increasingly desperate lack of access to medical services.
Kremlin narratives have co-opted history and propagated a distorted memory of the Soviet past.
The authorities routinely harass and arrest relatives of activists as a tactic of intimidation.
Media workers face harassment, arrest and detention under Russian occupation.
Fears that Damascus regime had politicised delivery of humanitarian relief to areas outside its control.
Protests against the land swaps the agreement entails have led to a heavy-handed response.
In one of the world’s most dangerous countries for reporters, mere dissent can lead to years in jail.