The Peoples under Threat index identifies those countries around the world where communities face the greatest risk of genocide, mass killing or systematic violent repression. This year’s publication focuses on the role of social media in exacerbating violence.

Based on current indicators from authoritative sources, Peoples under Threat has been compiled every year since 2005 to provide early warning of potential future mass atrocities.

The release of the 2019 People’s under Threat data shows how government crackdowns on freedom of speech and political opposition are now key factors in threat of mass killing and other violence.

Read the full press release for the 2019 data and download the Peoples under Threat 2019 briefing for a detailed explanation of how Peoples under Threat is calculated.

Visit www.minorityrights.org to find out more about Minority Rights Group International, which publishes Peoples under Threat.

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