The families of a dissident journalist and his girlfriend, held after a plane was diverted to Belarus, have spoken of their concern for their safety.
As usual, Israeli airstrikes in heavily populated areas of Gaza have claimed the most victims, although Hamas rockets launched into Israel have also killed and injured civilians.
Latest Escalation Highlights Reality of Apartheid, Persecution for Millions of Palestinians
Omar Shakir Israel and Palestine Director
Human Rights Watch’s 27 April report, A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution could also have been entitled Better Late Than Never.
When the UN’s Beirut-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), released a landmark 2017 report on “apartheid” in Israel, the United Nations disassociated itself with the study and left it to die— unceremoniously and unsung.
Edmund Burke called the press the fourth estate, the fourth pillar of democracy, with an oversight role on the remaining three pillars – the legislature, executive and the judiciary.
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: a reminder to governments of their commitment to press freedom. This year’s World Press Freedom Day theme: “Information as a Public Good.”
On April 26, the week following the Leaders Summit on Climate, Brazilian Indigenous leader Sonia Guajajara was summoned to testify by Brazilian Federal Police under the accusation of libel against the Bolsonaro.
Israeli authorities are committing crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Investigative journalist and media executive Maria Ressa of the Philippines has been named as the 2021 laureate of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
Spyware’s repeated use to target journalists and those close to them poses an existential threat to the privacy required for press freedom to flourish.
A teenage Sri Lankan girl has lodged a case at the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) against the use of corporal punishment.
The United Nations Human Rights Council on 24 March demanded that Israel, the occupying Power, immediately cease all settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
Elected officials and local authorities across the United States and around the world should consider replicating an innovative legislative proposal that would prohibit police from arming robots used in their law enforcement operations.
Amnesty International and the Committee to Protect Journalists say Myanmar’s military has intensified its assault on freedom of expression by closing media outlets.
The poor victim in this instance was Sabbir Hossain, a student of Rowjatul Uloom madrasa in Rasulbagh Majhipara area.
Myanmar has asked neighbouring India to return several police officers who crossed the border seeking refuge after refusing to carry out orders.
The Editors’ Council on Saturday demanded an immediate review of the Digital Security Act (DSA) in line with the law minister’s statement.
While the people of Myanmar continue to protest en masse, risking their lives, the international community has been unable to unify in even calling the violence what it is.
Russian authorities are harassing, intimidating, and detaining activists and students ahead of protests planned for January 23, 2021 in solidarity with the detained opposition leader Alexey Navalny, Human Rights Watch said.
A long-running gag says “in Zimbabwe, there is freedom of speech, but no freedom after the speech”. But for journalists and activists who have been forced to endure nights in the country’s overcrowded and filthy holding cells, this is no laughing matter as prison inmates have no personal protective equipment to guard against COVID-19.
Secretary Pompeo has declined to make a … finding of genocide against the state of Myanmar for its vicious mass attacks against the Rohingya
Embassy spokesperson rejects ‘false claims’ in a report that alleges policies perpetuate supremacy of Jews over Palestinians Israel is not a democracy but an “apartheid regime” that enforces Jewish supremacy over all the land it controls, a leading domestic rights…
Dhaka, Jan 11 – The United States-based advocacy group ‘Global Peace Chain’ has appointed young Bangladeshi lawyer Advocate Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed as its Country Director for Bangladesh.
Dhaka, Jan 9 – Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said everyone has the right to freedom of speech, but that freedom ends when someone spreads falsehoods that ends up hurting others.
Washington, DC – United States President Donald Trump and his supporters in Congress should immediately acknowledge Joe Biden’s win in the November presidential election and cease their attack on US democratic processes, Human Rights Watch said today.
Moscow, Jan 4 – Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden said Monday he hoped the British refusal to extradite Julian Assange would mark “the end” of attempts to see the WikiLeaks founder face espionage charges in the United States. A British…
Dhaka, Jan 3 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked members of the police force to attach the highest importance to basic rights, human rights and rule of law while discharging their professional duties.
The COVID-19 pandemic, global warming and the dramatic loss of biological diversity are clear manifestations of the ecological crises that threaten humanity and the planet. The 2020 issue of the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch entitled, “Overcoming ecological crises:…