Flood Stirs New Wave of Censorship in Serbia

Flood Stirs New Wave of Censorship in Serbia

🕔10:43, 17.Jun 2014

In the aftermath of the worst floods in Serbia’s history that left 30,000 citizens homeless,  the government has continued its crackdown of free speech in the media. As soon as the worst wave of the crisis has passed, serious accusations

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“Soft Censorship”: A Slow and increasing threat to free media

“Soft Censorship”: A Slow and increasing threat to free media

🕔09:41, 17.Jun 2014

A new global report on “soft censorship” warns of increasing threats to independent media posed by official use of financial leverage and regulatory powers to influence reporting and the very viability of media outlets. “Soft Censorship, Hard Impact”, produced by the World

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ISIL approaches on Baghdad

ISIL approaches on Baghdad

🕔08:36, 17.Jun 2014

Iraqi government forces are engaged in heavy clashes with Sunni Islamist militants who have made major advances in the past week. Reports say parts of the city of Baquba – just 60km (37 miles) from Baghdad – have been taken

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US steps up military preparations over Iraq

US steps up military preparations over Iraq

🕔16:18, 16.Jun 2014

The US secretary of state has said his country is considering drone strikes in Iraq and is open to cooperation with Iran, as more US ships sailed towards the Gulf to deal with lightning advances by Sunni fighters. John Kerry

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Egypt: Take Concrete Action to Stop Sexual Harassment, Assault

Egypt: Take Concrete Action to Stop Sexual Harassment, Assault

🕔16:08, 16.Jun 2014

(Beirut) – Egyptian authorities should act quickly to combat all forms of violence and harassment against women, Human Rights Watch said today. After a spate of sexual assaults during post-election celebrations, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told the prime minister Ibrahim

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Global Summit Spotlights Rape in War

Global Summit Spotlights Rape in War

🕔06:53, 9.Jun 2014

(London) – The London Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict is a landmark opportunity to strengthen global efforts to end rape in war, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments should use the summit, from June 10 to June 13,

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South Sudan: No Amnesty for Serious Crimes

South Sudan: No Amnesty for Serious Crimes

🕔06:49, 9.Jun 2014

(Nairobi) – South Sudan’s peace talks should proceed on the basis that justice for serious crimes is an essential part of any peace agreement, Human Rights Watch said in a letter addressed to the mediators that was released today. The mediators should ensure

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Rwanda 20 years on: the tragic testimony of the children of rape

Rwanda 20 years on: the tragic testimony of the children of rape

🕔06:28, 8.Jun 2014

When Josiane Nizomfura was 12, she wanted to get a glimpse of her father, so she sneaked out of school and went to the public trial where her mother was testifying against him for rape. Levine Mukasakufu had never told Josiane

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Burma’s election body objects to Aung San Suu Kyi speech, warns opposition

Burma’s election body objects to Aung San Suu Kyi speech, warns opposition

🕔06:26, 7.Jun 2014

Burma’s electoral commission should immediately cease threatening and intimidating the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Human Rights Watch said on June 4, 2014. The electoral commission should also drop proposals that would set limits on future election campaigning,

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Central African Republic: Let Muslims Seek Safety

Central African Republic: Let Muslims Seek Safety

🕔03:02, 6.Jun 2014

Government authorities in Central African Republic and international peacekeepers should allow Muslim residents to seek protection in neighboring countries. Many Muslim residents living in a few heavily guarded areas endure unsustainable, life-threatening conditions and say they want to leave.The majority of the

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How the Chinese are defying the Tiananmen censors

How the Chinese are defying the Tiananmen censors

🕔02:44, 6.Jun 2014

In London’s Trafalgar Square, a young boy stands with his arm stretched out. He is facing four people holding images of army tanks. They are participating in an Amnesty UK reenactment of the famous “Tank Man” photograph of the man who stood in front

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A year after Turkey’s Gezi Park protests, free expression still under attack

A year after Turkey’s Gezi Park protests, free expression still under attack

🕔02:39, 6.Jun 2014

Turkish police have detained more than 100 activists, journalists and lawyers taking part in Gezi Park anniversary protests in May and June. It’s just one sign that freedom of expression is still under threat in Turkey, say IFEX members. Last

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Don’t Spy On Us! Demand an end to mass surveillance

Don’t Spy On Us! Demand an end to mass surveillance

🕔02:32, 6.Jun 2014

The U.K.’s intelligence services can process 21 petabytes of data per day – that’s 39 billion pieces of information that could be the private data of any citizen. This mass surveillance violates privacy and chills free speech across the globe.

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Governments urged to preserve fundamental freedoms in the age of mass surveillance

Governments urged to preserve fundamental freedoms in the age of mass surveillance

🕔05:01, 4.Jun 2014

As the global debate over the intelligence programs revealed by Edward Snowden approaches its first anniversary, on 28 May 2014 ARTICLE 19 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published a new legal analysis of the Necessary & Proportionate Principles, a guiding framework

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Thailand urged to halt military trials, end arbitrary arrests

Thailand urged to halt military trials, end arbitrary arrests

🕔04:51, 4.Jun 2014

The Thai military junta should immediately revoke its order to prosecute civilians in military courts, Human Rights Watch said on May 28, 2014. The military should end its arrests of individuals engaged in peaceful protest or criticism of the May

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Central African Republic: Peacekeepers Tied to Abuse

Central African Republic: Peacekeepers Tied to Abuse

🕔05:05, 3.Jun 2014

(Johannesburg) – African Union peacekeepers from the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) have been implicated in the enforced disappearance on March 24, 2014, of at least 11 people in the Central African Republic. Approximately 20 soldiers from the African Union peacekeeping force

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Cambodia: Quash Convictions of 25 Activists, Workers

Cambodia: Quash Convictions of 25 Activists, Workers

🕔04:57, 3.Jun 2014

(New York) – The Cambodian government should quash the convictions of 25 human rights activists, factory workers, and others for lack of evidence, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 30, 2014, the Phnom Penh municipal court convicted the defendants in three cases

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Children raped, forced to eat faeces at Indian school

🕔02:57, 1.Jun 2014

NEW DELHI: The owner and manager of a children’s boarding school in western India have been arrested after five minors said they were raped, forced to watch pornographic films and act them out with one another, police and charity workers

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