An apology for the Danish cartoon crisis

An apology for the Danish cartoon crisis

🕔04:25, 31.May 2014

One of the leading forces in the 2005–06 prophet Muhammad cartoon controversy, Danish Muslim activist Ahmed Akkari, now regrets his role as agitator and reveals a larger, more deliberate, and more vicious conspiracy behind the crisis than previously known. “Denmark

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China: Address Enduring Legacy of Tiananmen Massacre

China: Address Enduring Legacy of Tiananmen Massacre

🕔05:44, 30.May 2014

(New York) – 25 years after the Tiananmen Massacre of June 4, 1989, popular demands for accountability, the rule of law, freedom of expression, and other basic human rights in Chinahave continued to grow. A new multimedia feature discusses the impact of the

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Syrian journalist focuses on the human side of conflict

Syrian journalist focuses on the human side of conflict

🕔05:36, 30.May 2014

As the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turned into a nationwide civil war in 2011, a group of university students gathered in a friend’s basement in Aleppo to write articles and design the cover of their new magazine, Rebel.

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Statement on US President Barack Obama’s West Point Speech

Statement on US President Barack Obama’s West Point Speech

🕔10:13, 29.May 2014

On March 28, 2014, US President Barack Obama delivered a speech on US foreign policy at the US Military Academy at West Point. Below is the reaction from Sarah Margon, Washington director at Human Rights Watch: President Obama is endorsing the

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Malaysia: Premier Threatens Outspoken Website

Malaysia: Premier Threatens Outspoken Website

🕔10:04, 29.May 2014

(Bangkok) – Malaysia’s prime minister should end efforts to sue a leading online newspaper for publishing critical reader comments, Human Rights Watch said today. Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak initiated legal action on May 15, 2014, seeking damages from the website Malaysiakini and

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Thailand: Halt Military Trials, End Arbitrary Arrests

Thailand: Halt Military Trials, End Arbitrary Arrests

🕔09:56, 29.May 2014

(New York) – The Thai military junta should immediately revoke its order to prosecute civilians in military courts, Human Rights Watch said today. The military should end its arrests of individuals engaged in peaceful protest or criticism of the May 22, 2014

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Bangladesh: Release Factory Inspection Reports

Bangladesh: Release Factory Inspection Reports

🕔09:41, 29.May 2014

(Bangkok) – Bangladesh government and retailers have largely failed to make public the findings of factory safety inspections ordered after the April 2013 Rana Plaza catastrophe that killed and injured several thousand workers, Human Rights Watch said today. Reports should be published

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Bahrain: A System of Injustice

Bahrain: A System of Injustice

🕔09:38, 29.May 2014

(London) – Bahrain’s criminal justice system fails to deliver basic accountability and impartial justice, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 64-page report, “Criminalizing Dissent, Entrenching Impunity: Persistent Failures of the Bahraini Justice System Since the BICI Report,”

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India’s Supreme Court breaks police stranglehold on theatre

India’s Supreme Court breaks police stranglehold on theatre

🕔09:31, 29.May 2014

“If Chennai doesn’t have vaginas, it is full of a#*holes!” quipped Mahabanu Mody Kotwal in the opening act of The Vagina Monologues when it was staged in Mumbai. The veteran theatre actor and director had good reason for using the

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Press shocked by revelations of plan to kill Trinidadian investigative journalist

Press shocked by revelations of plan to kill Trinidadian investigative journalist

🕔09:26, 29.May 2014

IFEX members are condemning death threats received by Trinidadian investigative journalist Mark Bassant in the first week of May. According to the Association of Caribbean Mediaworkers (ACM), Bassant works for the CCN Media Group and was recently forced to “seek protective refuge

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EU project to explore media freedom and pluralism

EU project to explore media freedom and pluralism

🕔09:23, 29.May 2014

Free speech has always been a concern to the EU, with flaws in the world of press freedom and pluralism in Europe still apparent today. In an attempt to raise awareness to these problems, both on an institutional scale and

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Spain: Rights at Risk in Housing Crisis

Spain: Rights at Risk in Housing Crisis

🕔16:22, 28.May 2014

(Madrid) – The Spanish government has taken insufficient action to alleviate the impact of the housing and debt crisis in Spain on vulnerable groups, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Tens of thousands of families have faced, or are

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Prominent editor-in-chief shot dead in Libya

Prominent editor-in-chief shot dead in Libya

🕔16:16, 28.May 2014

Libya’s General Prosecutor should immediately order an impartial and comprehensive investigation into the killing of a prominent editor-in-chief and hold those responsible to account. Miftah Bouzeid, editor in chief of Burniq newspaper, was shot dead in Benghazi on May 26,

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Timeline: The search for justice for Anna Politkovskaya’s murder

Timeline: The search for justice for Anna Politkovskaya’s murder

🕔16:13, 28.May 2014

On May 20, five men were convicted in the case of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder. Rustam Makhmudov was found guilty of shooting Politkovskaya, while Ibragim and Dzhabrail Makhmudov, Lom-Ali Gaitukayev, and Sergei Khadzhikurbanov were convicted for organizing the killing.

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Overview: Impact of 11 months of Sisi-backed rule on the media in Egypt

Overview: Impact of 11 months of Sisi-backed rule on the media in Egypt

🕔15:56, 28.May 2014

With an eye to Egypt’s 26-27 May presidential election and Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s probable victory, Reporters Without Borders has compiled the following overview of the impact of the past 11 months of Sisi-backed rule on the media, journalists

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Jihad trending: Analysis of online extremism and how to counter it

🕔15:49, 28.May 2014

Censorship is central to the current debate on how to counter extremism online. With fears intensifying over the potential impact of returning foreign fighters and potential ‘lone wolf’ terrorists, governments are increasingly targeting the Internet as a source of radicalisation.

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Education for all

🕔04:23, 27.May 2014

Published on 1 Apr 2012 This video is an step towards spreading awareness on the poor condition of Education in Bangladesh.

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Italian photojournalist, Russian interpreter killed in Eastern Ukraine

Italian photojournalist, Russian interpreter killed in Eastern Ukraine

🕔04:09, 27.May 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have called on Ukrainian authorities to carry out a detailed investigation into the circumstances of the deaths of Italian photojournalist, Andrea Rocchelli, and Russian interpreter, Andrey Mironov,

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Yemen: Migrants Held at ‘Torture Camps’

🕔11:47, 26.May 2014

(Sanaa) –Traffickers in Yemen hold African migrants in detention camps, torturing them to extort payment from their families, with the complicity of local officials, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Sometimes the torture ends in death. The Yemeni government

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Ukraine: Insurgents Terrorize East Before Vote

🕔11:43, 26.May 2014

(Donetsk) – Armed insurgentsin easternUkrainehave gone on a violence spree before the May 25, 2014 presidential elections, terrorizing staff of the district electoral commissions. The police, who are legally obligated to provide around-the-clock protection for electoral commissions, have not intervened and

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Ukraine: Anti-Kiev Forces Running Amok

🕔07:20, 24.May 2014

(Donetsk) – Anti-Kiev forces in eastern Ukraine are abducting, attacking, and harassing people they suspect of supporting the Ukrainian government or consider undesirable. These forces, who call themselves the “Army of the Southeast,” seized control of the city of Luhansk in April

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Thailand: Rights in ‘Free Fall’ After Coup

🕔07:17, 24.May 2014

(New York) – The Thai military should immediately revoke abusive martial law powers, end censorship, and release all people who have been arbitrarily detained, Human Rights Watch said today. The military should urgently restore democratic, civilian rule. Since the military coup was

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Security forces raid Egyptian rights group’s offices arresting 15 activists

Security forces raid Egyptian rights group’s offices arresting 15 activists

🕔07:12, 24.May 2014

On 22 May 2014, Egyptian security forces, alongside security personnel dressed in civilian attire, raided the Alexandria branch of the Egyptian Center for Economic & Social Rights (ECESR) arresting 15 activists, including two minors and two ECESR staff and confiscating

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Singapore blogger: 'I have been waiting' for government backlash

🕔07:07, 24.May 2014

The following is a CPJ Blog post by Roy Ngerng Yi Ling, CPJ guest blogger.  EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong demanded an apology from a critical blogger who has allegedly accused him of corruption. Roy

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Ahead of presidential election, candidates in Colombia are urged to respect journalists’ work

🕔07:03, 24.May 2014

To the 25 May presidential election candidates: Clara López Enrique Peñalosa Marta Lucía Ramírez Juan Manuel Santos Calderón Óscar Iván Zuluaga Dear Presidential Candidates, Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to remind you

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‘I am very satisfied with the result of the Donor Conference in Norway’ – Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreigen Minister of South Sudan

‘I am very satisfied with the result of the Donor Conference in Norway’ – Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreigen Minister of South Sudan

🕔12:08, 23.May 2014

Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor in Chief of The Oslo Times (top left), Matt Classen, Honorary

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Philippines: Death Squad Linked to Hundreds of Killings

🕔07:59, 23.May 2014

(Manila) – The Philippine government should investigate an alleged “death squad” implicated in several hundred killings in Tagum City on the southern island of Mindanao, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Official police records obtained by

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Tunisia: Hope for Justice on Past Abuses

🕔07:56, 23.May 2014

(Tunis) – Tunisian authorities should ensure that the specialized chambers established by the new transitional justice law are truly independent and meet minimum international fair trial standards. The specialized chambers will hear cases of serious human rights abuses, including during

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UN Security Council: Vetoes Betray Syrian Victims

UN Security Council: Vetoes Betray Syrian Victims

🕔07:51, 23.May 2014

(New York) – The Russian and Chinese vetoes on May 22, 2014, of a UN Security Council resolutionto refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) betray victims of serious crimes there. The resolution has broad international support and was

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News providers again at heart of Libyan security chaos

News providers again at heart of Libyan security chaos

🕔07:42, 23.May 2014

With Libya in the throes of a major political and security crisis that began on 16 May, Reporters Without Borders voices deep concern about the fate of the country’s journalists, who are yet again the targets of violence. The radio

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