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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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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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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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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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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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