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    Canadian information commissioners join together to improve access to information

    Canadian information commissioners join together to improve access to information

    our democracy. Without the ability to scrutinize the actions that elected officials are taking...

    The case of Khadija Ismayilova and her supporting cast: A troubling reality, an inspiring response

    The case of Khadija Ismayilova and her supporting cast: A troubling reality, an inspiring response

    ity. World. Press. Freedom. Three big, abstract words. But when press freedom is constrained,...

    Somalia: Mosque collapses kills 15 in Mogadishu

    Somalia: Mosque collapses kills 15 in Mogadishu

    llapsed in Somalia. It happened during Friday prayers as the building, in the capital...

    Disregard for civilian life in hospital attacks in Syria

    Disregard for civilian life in hospital attacks in Syria

    ar crimes.  An airstrike on April 27, 2016, that hit al-Quds Hospital and surrounding...

    HRW asks Egypt to unshackle workers’ right to organize

    HRW asks Egypt to unshackle workers’ right to organize

    t to end the decades-old single official union system and allow free and fair elections to union...

    Hindu tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh

    Hindu tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh

    attacks on religious minorities in the South Asian nation, police said. Police officials said...

    Disregard for civilian life in hospital attacks in Syria
    May 1, NY: Deadly airstrikes on a hospital and a clinic in Aleppo show a disregard for civilian... Full article
    HRW asks Egypt to unshackle workers’ right to organize
    May 1, Beirut: Human Rights Watch asked the Egyptian government to legalize independent trade... Full article
    Hindu tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh
    May 1, Dhaka: At least two unknown assailants have hacked a Hindu tailor to death in central... Full article
    Yemen talks 'moving forward towards peace'
    May 1, Sanaa: The United Nations envoy for Yemen reported today that the latest session of peace negotiations among Yemeni parties in Kuwait “went on in a positive and constructive atmosphere and reflected a mutual desire to move forward in the talks”. Last night, both the Government of Yemen's delegation and the delegation of Ansarullah and the General People's Congress submitted a comprehensive paper that included a proposal on the political and security tracks... Full article
    Ditching the European Human Rights Convention is a Terrible Idea: HRW
    April 29, London: United Kingdom politicians frequently launch attacks on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). But Home Secretary Theresa May upped the ante this week by calling for the UK to withdraw from the ECHR because it “makes us less secure” and “does nothing to change the attitudes of governments like Russia when it comes to human rights.” This is simply not true. First, the ECHR does not make it harder for the UK to be secure, it just makes it... Full article
    Is the Political Environment of Bangladesh getting progressively sectorial ?
    Feb 27, Dhaka: The British formed Legislative Assembly in the then India in 1936, the... 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 eyes, she had just walked out of her 6th job interview in three months, and this time too, she was rejected, now close to becoming a homeless tram that roams the streets of New York. She rushes to cross the street, forcing herself to accept the one -fact she had never wanted to accept, it wasn’t her college grades or her experience that kept getting her rejected, it was her color. Who says... 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

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