Human Rights

Vital for the OGP, Civil Society Needs Sharper Tools to Defend Civic Space

A few weeks ago on 28 August Mozambican journalist and publisher Paulo Machava was shot dead while jogging.   Machava was involved in a campaign supporting an economist and two reporters who are facing national security and defamation charges. Their case arose from an open letter written in 2013, which criticised the former president, Armando Guebuza. Shocking as it is that a journalist should be gunned down for simply doing his job, many cases like this have little or no chance of...