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    Malaysia ponders stricter punishments for whistleblowers, journalists

    Malaysia ponders stricter punishments for whistleblowers, journalists

    ht to freedom of expression and information and its critical role in upholding democracy in...

    Kidnapped journalists in Yemen subjected to torture

    Kidnapped journalists in Yemen subjected to torture

    tortured on 30 January, according to the Yemen Journalists' Syndicate (YJS), an IFJ...

    Iran set to negotiate with Saudi Arabia on international oil market

    Iran set to negotiate with Saudi Arabia on international oil market

    ire conditions in international oil markets. Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh his...

    Protesting Elections Is No Excuse for Lethal Force

    Protesting Elections Is No Excuse for Lethal Force

    t anyone who might intend to protest the outcome. President Yoweri Museveni is running against...

    Australia drawing the wrong lines on asylum seekers: HRW

    Australia drawing the wrong lines on asylum seekers: HRW

    ents with Nauru are authorised under Australian law - but the court did not consider whether the...

    Rights group asks China to free ‘disappeared’ booksellers

    Rights group asks China to free ‘disappeared’ booksellers

    forcibly disappeared. The five are affiliated with the Hong Kong-based Mighty Current Media,...

    Malaysia ponders stricter punishments for whistleblowers, journalists
    Feb 10, Kuala Lumpur: The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is appalled at the most recent... Full article
    Kidnapped journalists in Yemen subjected to torture
    Feb 10, Sanaa: Three Yemeni journalists, who are held captive by the Houthis since last June,... Full article
    Protesting Elections Is No Excuse for Lethal Force
    Feb 10, Kampala: Ugandans head to the polls February 18 amid a troubling increase in implied and... Full article
    Australia drawing the wrong lines on asylum seekers: HRW
    Feb 10, Canberra: On February 3, the High Court of Australia ruled that the country’s offshore processing arrangements with Nauru are authorised under Australian law - but the court did not consider whether the policy comports with international law. The immediate result is 267 asylum seekers - including 91 children, of whom 37 were born in Australia - are now at risk of involuntary transfer to indefinite limbo on Nauru, a fiscally bankrupt island in the middle of the... Full article
    Rights group asks China to free ‘disappeared’ booksellers
    Feb 10, NY: Human Rights Watch asked Chinese authorities to immediately release five booksellers who the government has forcibly disappeared. The five are affiliated with the Hong Kong-based Mighty Current Media, known for publishing books critical of senior Chinese leaders. “The Chinese government should immediately release the five booksellers it abducted and ‘disappeared’ under the guise of law enforcement,” said Sophie Richardson, China director.... Full article
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    Feb 1, Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corporation has... Full article

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    Jan 24, Davos: The World Economic Forum in... Full article

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    Jan 23, London: Google will be paying... Full article

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    Feb 5, Harare: Zimbabwe's President Robert... Full article

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    Jan 30, Moscow: A Strong 7.0 magnitude... Full article

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    Jan 26, NY: The global average surface... Full article

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    Jan 25, Seoul: More than 50 people have been... Full article

    The dawn of a new Statesman: Indian PM Modi visit to Pakistan brings life to drowning relations
    Dec 30, Delhi: With the changing times the world is witnessing the new world order, a new dawn... Full article
    Donald Trump's Islamphobic statements could fuel hate crimes
    Dec 18,  Oslo: One shouldn’t be surprised with the speech of the Republican US... Full article
    Racism in the rhetoric and action of developed nations
    By Prabalta Rijal Mia, was walking down the road, with a file in her hand and tears in her... Full article
    Blood Cotton: Uzbekistan's illegitimate trade
    Has anyone of us ever realized that the clothes we bear, the fabrics we gracefully flaunt in parties, the dresses we desire fully admire to have one of those to outshine our aura, have a fraction of share of blood and cries of those minors and helpless humans who lived under the most repressive regimes in the world, Uzbekistan! As one of the leading exporter of cotton in the world, has become most controversial and deadly producers of our times, who’s every inch of a harvested soil is... Full article
    Thor Halvorssen: A paragon of ‘human rights’
    Thor Halvorssen’s deep engagement in the complicated and often dizzying politics of global human rights has put him at the center of a series of international conflicts. It has also made him one of the most polarizing and perplexing figures in the arena of human rights activism. His New York–based Human Rights Foundation has one item on its agenda: to combat oppressive regimes worldwide, whether that means extricating activists from their countries, mounting campaigns to free... Full article

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