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Myanmar/Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Returns China: RSF demands the release of former journalist critical of censorship Yemen: Coalition Warships Attack Fishing Boats Statement on Options for the Way Forward, CCW meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems Can Human Rights Law Help Children on the Border? Australian Mother's Plea to Come Home from Crowded Camp After Fleeing Islamic State Submission by Human Rights Watch to Australian Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Let's beat malaria together! Responding to the most urgent needs of the population US – White House should immediately restore Brian Karem’s press pass Missing for three days, Pakistani journalist found in police custody Two Chadian editors detained illegally for defamation In Sri Lanka, Victor’s Justice Means No Justice at All Belgian bill threatens investigative journalism Algeria: Human Rights Watch Official Deported Turkey: 3 Kurdish Mayors Removed from Office RSF fears more censorship after state TV boss fired in Guinea-Bissau Autonomy, artificial intelligence and robotics: Technical aspects of human control Chief Executive Carrie Lam fails to alleviate RSF’s concerns over Hong Kong Press Freedom Cameroon: Detainees Tortured Why East African Leaders Should Call for Rights Reforms in Eritrea UK Rape Survivors Face ‘Digital Strip Searches’ and Other Deterrents to Justice Cambodia: Former Opposition Official Detained Terrorism survivor in Cameroon takes road to recovery: UN News special report Algeria: Human Rights Watch Official Deported RSF urges Turkey not to send Syrian refugee journalists back to Syria El Salvador: Acquittal of Evelyn Hernández is a victory for human rights India: Ensure Rights Protections in Kashmir US: Cease Force-feeding Migrant Hunger Strikers “I wanted to become a nurse to serve my people” ‘Killer Robots:’ Russia, US Oppose Treaty Negotiations The IHL course for Humanitarian Professionals and Policy Makers, 23 years on! Afghanistan: FIFA Sexual Abuse Investigations Stall Australia: Inquiry into Rule Putting Older People at Risk Hong Kong: Hundreds of thousands march peacefully against proposed extradition bill President Hernández must end repression of protests in Honduras Terrorism survivors: ‘I lived in fear that I would be killed’ UN Should Assign Blame to Those Attacking Syrian Hospitals Human Rights Watch Submits Comment in Opposition to the Asylum Eligibility and Procedural Modifications Interim Final Rule Women humanitarians: Strength, power, perseverance Iran: Women Detained, Accused of Flouting Stadium Ban Friday’s Daily Brief: Education key for Rohingya, DR Congo violence continues, Zimbabwe protest latest, women’s rights in Iran, environmental protection Zimbabwe Police Forcefully Disrupt Peaceful Protests Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement ‘Quash’ convictions and release women jailed for protesting against wearing veils in Iran, urge UN rights experts Jamaica: Six police officers charged over killing of Matthew Lee UNESCO Director-General to focus on heritage and culture during first official visit to Uzbekistan on 26 and 27 August Zimbabwe: Police must be held accountable for appalling assault on protesters Director-General urges Mexico to shed light on killings of Rogelio Barragán Pérez, Edgar Alberto Nava López, and Jorge Ruiz Vázquez Media pluralism – collateral victim of the crisis in Indian-held Kashmir Libya: Abducted Politician Missing 4 Weeks Statement to the CCW Consultation on lethal autonomous weapons systems Rwanda: Disappearances Require Credible Investigations Terrorism survivors: Forced to farm, fish, fight, ‘they slaughtered three of my friends’ Malawi: Human rights defender survives petrol-bomb attack, car burned to ashes Thailand: Investigate Activist’s Abduction in Phatthalung Ethiopians Abused on Gulf Migration Route Map of Nigeria and Destination Countries Map of Nigeria and Destination Countries Failing to Hold Violent ‘Cow Protectors’ to Account in India Media regulator threatens Brazzaville weekly with closure Failing to Hold Violent ‘Cow Protectors’ to Account in India Hong Kong: Police Should Exercise Restraint SADC: Leaders must ramp up efforts to protect the security of persons with albinism ‘We are continuity’: What the president’s hashtag tells us about human rights in Cuba today Vacancy notice: project assistant, hydrological systems and water scarcity US should redouble efforts to secure the safe return of detained American journalist Austin Tice Terrorism survivors: ‘The terrorists killed many people in front of us’ Philippine army “red-tagging” leads to threats, violence against journalists DR Congo: 1,900 Civilians Killed in Kivus Over 2 Years Human Rights Watch Comment to the US Department of Health and Human Services on Section 1557 ‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption RSF refers Myanmar journalist’s arbitrary detention to UN UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’ Kyrgyz TV channel’s forced closure deals blow to media pluralism ‘Act with restraint’ UN urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, as airport is disrupted for a second day The Geneva Conventions are for All of Us Palestine: Young women behind the camera in the spotlight at audio-visual training Total of journalists abducted in Yemen in past five years reaches 20 US – #WeeklyAddress: August 5 – August 11: Trump administration floats draft of social media “censorship” executive order Trump Administration Moves to Roll Back Health Care Rights Violence against journalists escalates in Hong Kong Burundi: 15 Years On, No Justice for Gatumba Massacre Prove Who’s Alive in Turkmenistan? Civilian Casualties Mount in Indiscriminate Fighting in Yemen UNESCO laureate helps a young woman continue her studies in Zimbabwe India Needs to Step Back in Kashmir Yemen: Significant humanitarian needs following days of fighting in Aden Hong Kong: Police should exercise restraint to avoid escalating violence Digitalizing the Geneva Conventions – giving greater access to the rules of war They remain as life-saving as always: PNG reflects upon 70 years of Geneva Conventions Australia: Press Laos to Protect Rights Lebanon: No Quick Fixes to Trash Crisis Video: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area in Colombia Iran’s Nationality Law Bill Highlights Challenges for Legislative Reform #MeToo in Africa - Governments Urged to Enact Protections They Fought For Facebook Settlement Breaks a Record, but Not the Cycle of Exploitation Young Eritreans Would Rather Risk Death at Sea Than Let Their Leaders Take Their Freedom “They Are Making Us into Slaves, Not Educating Us” Afghanistan: Civilian suffering remains far too high Geneva Conventions: Humanity’s bet against horror in armed conflict Friday’s Daily Brief: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Yemen food aid, IDs for Rohingya, protect fleeing Malians, Nagasaki Peace Ceremony ‘Preserve, revitalize and promote’ indigenous languages, or lose a ‘wealth of traditional knowledge’, UN chief says 5 myths about the Geneva Conventions as they turn 70 70 years of the Geneva Conventions: South Asia – Milestones Egypt: Investigate Treatment of Detained American Hong Kong: Water cannons pose real danger in hands of trigger- happy police US Immigration Raids Target Meat Industry US Congress: Stop Funding Cruelty on the Border Qatar: Migrant Workers Strike Over Work Conditions The War in Catatumbo Interview: The War in Colombia’s Catatumbo Region Colombia/Venezuela: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area Video: Attacks on Civilians in Border Area in Columbia The Geneva Conventions turn 70 Eritrea: Conscription System’s Toll on Education International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing ‘far-reaching implications’ Steps taken to end Saudi ‘guardianship’ system for women, ‘encouraging’ start General conditions on purchasing Procurement process - Related claim ICRC code of ethics for procurement (goods and services) Guidelines and information on how to do business with ICRC Indigenous languages: Knowledge and hope RSF calls for release of journalist held in Iraqi Kurdistan Ukrainian Court Penalizes News Outlet for Calling Far-Right Group ‘Neo-Nazi’ Tunisia: 2 Months On, No Answers on Death in Custody Why Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized Sex Work Should be Legal — If Only to Protect Women from Police Video: Decriminalize Sex Work in South Africa Interview: Outlawed and Ostracized: Sex Workers in South Africa Why Sex Work Should be Decriminalised in South Africa IHL App: International Humanitarian Law in your pocket UN Security Council ‘utterly failed’ Syrian detainees; a victim voices her plea to ‘end impunity and stop this horror’ Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Syrian detainees, Zimbabwe hunger crisis, Kabul attack, Mexico disappearances, new tech to feed the world Australia: Protect Public Interest Reporting Police violence against reporters in Poland Four in 10 indigenous languages at risk of disappearing, warn UN human rights experts UK’s Unfair Child Welfare Support Rules A Syrian student aspires for a brighter future Covering the news during conflict Nigeria: Activist’s Detention a Sign of Growing Intolerance South Africa: Decriminalise Sex Work Documents Reveal Government Meddling in Syria Aid Delivery Iranian Women Rebel Against Dress Code India: Basic Freedoms at Risk in Kashmir Jordan: Recognizing the importance of career development for people with physical disabilities Pretoria: We're hiring! Jordan: Recognizing importance of career development for people with physical disabilities Update of customary IHL database – July 2019 Indonesia: Jokowi’s Second Term Should Promote Rights Kazakhstan: Proposal For a Human Rights Reset US – #WeeklyAddress: July 29 – August 4: White House suspends “hard pass” of Playboy correspondent All States have ‘primary responsibility’ to protect against hate attacks Turkey: Concerns for Disappeared Men Now in Police Custody All States have ‘primary responsibility’ to protect against hate attacks: UN’s Bachelet Intensified Al Qaeda and ISIL activity in Yemen ‘deeply worrying’, says UN Human Rights Office We're Hiring! Recognizing the importance of career development for people with physical disabilities Update of customary IHL database - July 2019 Censorship catching up with Bianet, RSF’s partner in Turkey Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails ‘very important step’ Gabon’s media regulator does it again, suspending a leading news site Indian-administered Kashmir cut off from the world Côte d’Ivoire: Growing attacks on activists and opposition ahead of elections Mental Health Stigma No Way to Fight Bigotry in US Responding to the needs of vulnerable people in North East Nigeria Russia: Over 1,000 Detained at Weekend Protest Morocco, the Kingdom of Unfinished Reforms Street Children Rounded up in Kampala Trafficking Survivors Are Being Failed the World Over Iraq Authorities Acknowledge Horrific Prison Overcrowding Pakistan: "Bharosa Karein" campaign to promote respect for health care What’s Next for Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Victims? How Myanmar’s Armed Forces Fund Atrocities Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report Iran: Jailed Environmentalists on Hunger Strike Greece: Athens Police Plan Raises Fears of Abuse Africa gathering celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) USA: RSF appoints Dokhi Fassihian as new Executive Director Bangladeshi TV reporter missing in Dhaka “During five years in detention, I just saw the sun six times” - Mauritanian blogger tells Amnesty International Hong Kong Protests Broaden Despite Police Crackdown Turkey: Leading coalition of free expression organisations highlight unprecedented crackdown on freedom of expression in report to UN ICRC, ERCS help returnees in Ethiopia engage in income-generating activities Responding to the humanitarian needs in Nigeria Amnesty international to divest from fossil fuel companies Cameroon: People With Disabilities Caught in Crisis Human Rights Watch Names Nic Dawes Deputy Executive Director 70 years of Geneva Conventions: Entries sought for young writers’ competition Pakistan: Bharosa Karein campaign to promote respect for health care The Anniversary that Shouldn't Be: 40 Years of President Obiang in Equatorial Guinea Crimea: Imprisoned Activist Urgently Needs Hospital Care Russia: Hundreds detained amid violent crackdown on peaceful protest The End of Thailand’s Human Rights Commission? Saudi Arabia: Important Advances for Saudi Women UN Rights Body Should Extend Commission of Inquiry on Burundi’s Mandate for Further Year Video: Coup Trial Travesty of Justice in Equatorial Guinea Philippines: Multisectoral training on IHL domestic legislation UNESCO prizewinner uses AI tool to detect and collect trash worldwide Security Council must ‘come together’ to address the plight of children trapped in armed conflict, says UN envoy Courts Strike Down ‘Repressive’ Laws Call for participation now! UNESCO YouthMobile Seed-Grants for Africa Code Week 2019 US: Bill Would Shut Doors to Central Americans Japan: Two hanged in deplorable move In a letter to Guangdong's Chief Prosecutor, RSF demands release of three Chinese journalists Multisectoral training on IHL domestic legislation Equatorial Guinea: Coup Trial Travesty of Justice Equatorial Guinea: 40 years of repression and rule of fear highlights human rights crisis Interview: Protecting All Workers, Everywhere Sri Lanka: No Progress in Prosecuting Aid Worker Massacre Mexico: Death during police operation raises serious questions about worsening treatment of migrants Egyptian blogger known as “Mohamed Oxygen” finally released ICRC 2019 Photo Competition Zimbabwe: One year on, no justice for those killed by soldiers in post-election demonstrations Hugo Slim: ICRC partnerships, today and tomorrow, in conflict and disaster Reporter narrowly survives targeted shooting in northeastern India Polish Court Rebukes “LGBT-Free Zone” Stickers Mauritania:  New President must prioritise human rights US Senate Bill Aims to Kill Access to Asylum for Central Americans Statement of solidarity by José Miguel Vivanco to the president of the Brazilian Bar Association, his family and the victims of the Brazilian dictatorship Over 150 Rights Organizations Oppose Anti-Asylum Bill Lebanon: Festival Cancels Mashrou’ Leila Concert UN Chief Should Order Inquiry into Syria Hospital Attacks Another Mexican journalist murdered, eighth this year Another Gruesome Killing Spree in a Brazil Prison RSF launches International Appeal for support for The Intercept Brasil’s staff UK Sets Example on HPV Vaccine for Boys Police raid Russian TV channel as it covers Moscow protest RSF calls for Tanzanian investigative reporter’s immediate release Rohingya Refugees Disappointed Again HIV Status No Justification for Family Separation in the US Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and the Anna Lindh Foundation After a year of press freedom violations, RSF writes to Pakistan’s premier Hong Kong: Charges against protesters a “chilling warning” Thailand Offers Persecuted Rohingya Little Hope UN Action on Philippines a Glimpse of Hope and Justice Mauritania: Blogger in ‘Blasphemy’ Case Freed After 5 Years Broad Amnesty in Mozambique Likely to Fuel Future Abuses Nigeria: Court Bans Shia Group Resuming Executions Puts US on the Wrong Side of History New UN report shows record number of children killed and maimed in conflict Conflict, climate change among factors that increase ‘desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish’, says UN chief Mauritanian blogger freed after being held for nearly six years South Sudan: Release Detained Airport Officials UN: New ‘List of Shame’ Shortchanges Children Killings Escalate in Central Philippines The chilling inaction on domestic violence in Russia is endangering women’s lives DR Congo: Massacre Trial Puts Focus on Justice Princess Haya could flee what many UAE women cannot Kids Will Go Hungry During UK School Holidays Interview: Five questions for a youth education advocate Costa Rica: Attack on television station is deeply concerning Mexico: Freedom of expression and defence of human rights at risk Five questions for a youth education advocate 100th anniversary of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics: celebrating international cooperation in earth and space sciences Responding to the needs of people affected by armed conflict in Yobe state, Nigeria Bangladesh: Heed UN Recommendations on Torture Murder of Brazilian indigenous leader a ‘worrying symptom’ of land invasion Russia: Record Detentions of Peaceful Protesters China: Harsh Sentence for Rights Activist Easing ‘classroom crisis’ in Côte d’Ivoire, brick by (plastic) brick ‘No-Deal’ Brexit is a Looming Disaster for Rights Open-source software can revitalize indigenous languages China: RSF calls on President Xi Jinping to pardon journalist sentenced to 12 years in prison Japan: Urge Bangladesh, Myanmar to Protect Rights Nepal: Justice Stalled for Conflict-Era Crimes Hong Kong: Heavy-handed police response to protest unacceptable Brazil’s Dangerous Open Door for Toxic Pesticides Massachusetts State Senate Votes to Ban Child Marriage How to Get Children Out of Cages Video: Mashrou’ Leila is Lebanon’s Latest Free Speech Victim Turkey Forcibly Returning Syrians to Danger Director-General calls for investigation into killing of TV journalist Precious Owolabi in Nigeria Crackdown on Moscow Political Opposition Intensifies Reducing Central Asia’s vulnerability to glaciers melting Director-General deplores death of citizen journalist Anas al-Dyab in Idlib, Syria Albania: Government should withdraw “anti-defamation” legislative package introducing state regulation of online media outlets UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage Cameroon: Nearly 60 opposition members tortured by security forces Bahrain: Executions May Be Imminent Another Needless Death in US Immigration Detention Two hundred young students empowered with digital skills in Mozambique US: Syrians Face Danger Without Temporary Protection Hong Kong: RSF presents five proposals to put an end to violence against the press Brazil Slacking on Dangerous Pesticide Regulations Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam and Laos: Facts and figures for 2018 Mashrou’ Leila is Lebanon’s Latest Free Speech Victim EU Moves Toward Agreement on Sharing Responsibility for Migrants and Refugees Operation Safe Return is Not Safe Former Hitmen Implicate Ex-Gambia Dictator Submission to UN Human Rights Commission Review of Kenya Latvia urged to address public broadcaster’s problems Philippines: Reject Sweeping ‘Fake News’ Bill El Salvador: Online attacks and threats against Salvadorean investigative news site Insurgents in Nigeria Hold 6 Aid Workers El Salvador. Online attacks and threats against Salvadorean investigative news site Puerto Rico: New authorities must put an end to repression of protests Madagascar: Prime Minister’s denouncing of overcrowded prisons must be followed by action International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem Despite ‘considerable progress,’ Somalia needs help tackling political, economic and rights challenges, says UN expert Kenya Fails to Honor Human Rights Promises to UN Iraqi reporter’s home searched after he exposes corruption US Rolls Back Protections for Nursing Home Residents UK: Don’t Downgrade Rights US Senate: Oppose Nominee to UN Mission in Geneva Why Is Egypt Attacking Human Rights Groups? Life Unraveling for Russian Same-Sex Couple and Their Kids Côte d’Ivoire Marriage Reform a Step for Women Trump’s Attack on Asylum Seekers Was Made in Australia International call for press freedom in Brazil amidst attacks against The Intercept journalists Nepal: Regional experts discuss IHL on eve of Geneva Conventions’ 70th anniversary Cambodia: Drop Case Against Journalists Israel: Court Delays Hearing to Deport Rights Activist Director-General deplores the killing of journalists Hodan Nalayeh and Mohamed Sahal Omar in Somali terror attack The India-UN Fund and UNESCO support Togo in reducing poverty through green economy initiatives Using drones to reduce impacts of floods in The Gambia Iran arrests mother of imprisoned RSF press freedom laureate The EU Humanitarian-Development Nexus Media pluralism must be preserved in Georgia, RSF says Twenty organisations call on the new President of the European Commission to make press freedom a priority Israel: Court Delays Landmark Deportation Hearing of Activist Director-General condemns murder of radio journalist Eduardo Dizon in the Philippines UNESCO Schools empower children and young people to play an active role for climate Two Cambodian journalists arrested, two others about to go on trial Israel: Landmark Supreme Court Case on Deporting Activist Progress achieved towards the identification of human remains from the 1990-1991 Gulf War Taiwan: Abusive libel suit against Financial Times correspondent Egypt: New NGO Law Renews Draconian Restrictions Central African Republic: New Court Should Step Up Effort Nigeria: Deadly Crackdown on Shia Protest Thailand: New Government Disregards Rights US: Massachusetts Should Ban Child Marriage Philippines: UN Takes Critical Step Toward Accountability US: Bill Seeks to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition The Government Needs to Solve Basra’s Water Problems The missing in Latin America: Families will not stop searching, nor will we stop helping The missing in Latin America: their families will not stop searching, nor will we stop helping them Philippines: Drop Sedition Cases Against Duterte Critics The Slave Route: breaking the wall of silence Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder RSF calls for release of newspaper editor held in South Sudan Reporter shot dead while covering protest in Abuja Cameroon: Gunshots amid prison riot must be investigated Questions raised about role of French forces during journalists’ deaths in Mali Three years after Burundian journalist’s disappearance, RSF calls for DNA tests Five Palestinian journalists injured during the past four days India: Transgender Bill Raises Rights Concerns Mauritania: Widespread Arrests to Blunt Backlash Over Election Syria: Dire Conditions for ISIS Suspects’ Families If Trump Won't Stand Up to the Saudi Crown Prince, Congress Must US: Rapid Deportation Provides Unchecked Authority What’s the point of Azerbaijan’s National Press Day? Basra is Thirsty Video: Water Crisis in Basra Cameroon: Security Forces Kill Civilians, Rape Woman Iraq: Water Crisis in Basra Philippines: Miles apart but held together by hope Democratic Republic of the Congo: Fleeing and surviving in North Kivu Miles apart but held together by hope DR Congo: fleeing and surviving in North Kivu US – #WeeklyAddress: July 15 – July 21: Photojournalist hit by rubber bullet in Puerto Rico protest Monday’s Daily Brief: Palestine demolitions, nuclear watchdog chief dies, UK troops to Mali, Afghan journalist murder condemned, Somalia sexual violence pledge Trump Administration Refuses to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide UN health agency ‘strongly recommends’ dolutegravir antiretroviral medication to manage HIV UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay opened World Journalism Education Congress in Paris French TV crew arrested while covering environmental protest in Australia Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in West Bank, ‘not compatible’ with international humanitarian law, UN says Director-General condemns murder of journalist Nadershah Sahibzada in Afghanistan Hong Kong: Failure in political leadership inflames situation Don’t reverse course on press freedom, RSF urges Ethiopia Malaysia: Ensure Effective Police Complaints Commission Iraq: Preparations to Confine Families in Camp Reed Brody on Why it Will be Harder for Equatorial Guinea to Not Hand Over Jammeh When the Time Comes Mozambique Passes Law to End Child Marriage Kuwait: Activists Arrested for Peaceful Sit-In Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Guinea South Sudan: Free Detained Editor Opposition Candidates Squeezed Out of Upcoming Moscow Election Building the legacy of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages The first men on the Moon National and regional experiences can enrich SDG monitoring of journalists’ safety Nobel Prize-winners publish Declaration on Oceans in support of the UN Decade of Ocean Science Reporter badly beaten while covering Turkish diplomat’s murder in Erbil Ethiopia: Responding to the needs of people affected by ethnic violence in 2019 Report of Meeting of Representatives of National Committees on International Humanitarian Law UNESCO shares its work on media and information literacy at UN HLPF side-events Thailand: Blinded by UXO blast, will young Khu Thauy ever see again? Ethiopia: Responding to the needs of people affected by armed conflict and ethnic violence in 2019 Mozambique: Opposition candidate facing pre-election death threats and intimidation Will Next UK Government Stand up for Human Rights Defenders? Union Leader Jailed in Kazakhstan Critical Time for Human Rights in Guinea Vanuatu: ICRC holds first Pacific Correctional Executives round table Simon Rau: In Memoriam Iraq: Military Enter Camp, Occupy School for ‘Screening’ Letter to Inspector General of Police Regarding Unlawful Killings by Police Thursday’s Daily Brief: Mandela Day, war waning in Yemen? Deadly monsoon rains, zero hunger hopes fade, fifth anniversary of MH17 crash Another Dual National Arrested in Iran UNESCO event advocates for access to information within the sustainable development agenda Indonesian Woman with Mental Health Condition Charged with Blasphemy Kenya Should Address Unlawful Killings by Police UNESCO launches SDG survey on access to information at the UN Russian authorities persecute Ingush news website Media Ownership Monitor: Pakistan a high-risk country in terms of media pluralism Central African Republic: Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians Hong Kong: Journalists association deplores “one of the worst years” of press freedom UK’s Unfinished Reckoning on Overseas Torture Bangladesh: Experts discuss relevance of Geneva Conventions amid today’s challenging humanitarian contexts Brazil Will Help Venezuelans but Global Voices Urgently Needed Human and Civil Rights Groups Oppose the Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2019 Lebanon Steering Further Away from Inclusion China: Muslim-Majority States Whitewash Abuses Kazakhstan: Children in Institutions Isolated, Abused 'Emulate his example' urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a ‘global advocate for dignity and equality’ Nicaragua: Police operation points to continuing lethal repression Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ebola now an international Public Health Emergency, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary 'Emulate his example’ urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a ‘global advocate for dignity and equality’ Malaysia: End Use of Sedition Act Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ebola Public Health Emergency in DR Congo, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary Emulate his example’ urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a ‘global advocate for dignity and equality’ Angola/DRC: The unacompanied children of Lóvua Refugee Camp share their stories LIBYA : eleven TV channels banned in eastern Libya Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns UNESCO resolution on access to information gains momentum in New York Russia Fined for Anti-LGBT Actions Director-General deplores killing of freelance photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir in Syria Erol Önderoğlu acquitted at one trial, but another due soon Burkina Faso: legislative threat to press freedom must be declared unconstitutional Media independence under threat in Burundi after BBC pull-out Standing with Victims on International Justice Day Algeria/Western Sahara: Three Dissidents Behind Bars Syria: Suspects’ Families Assets Seized Geneva Conventions: Relevant today more than ever Reporters Without Borders launches digital help desk Marching for Disability Rights in New York City Congress Should Condemn Trump’s Racist Comments Three men to be tried in Malta for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder US – #WeeklyAddress: July 8 – July 14: Trump Social Media Summit invitees verbally spar with reporters Nicaragua: US Should Sanction President Ortega Support Needed to Tackle ICC Shortcomings Geneva Conventions – relevant today more than ever RSF calls for release of Indian woman journalist held by Hyderabad police Justice Is Never Too Late for Natalya Estemirova, Russian Activist Killed 10 Years Ago Joint Statement: On the 10th Anniversary of Natalia Estemirova’s Murder, Human Rights Groups Call for Justice That Is Long Overdue Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks US: New Rule Flouts Asylum Norms Kuwait: 8 Egyptian Dissidents Unlawfully Returned UNESCO and ECOWAS Court of Justice to reinforce freedom of expression in West Africa Harassment of pro-government journalists growing in Syria UK: Police threaten to treat the publication of leaked information as criminal UN Climate Resolution Emphasizes Protection of Disability Rights Two journalists killed in Al-Shabaab attack in southern Somalia Russia: A Decade On, No Justice for Natalia Estemirova Immigrant Rights Groups: Congress Must Investigate Separation & Suffering Caused by Trump ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ Policy Request for a thematic hearing on reparations for Afro-descendants in the US during the 173rd Period of Sessions Afghanistan: Special Forces Raid Medical Clinic Crimean Tatars Face Unfounded Terrorism Charges Video: Crimean Tatars Face Unfounded Terrorism Charges Venezuela: Humanitarian assistance for affected people Bangladesh: Rohingya Face Monsoon Floods, Landslides UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ Canadian court forces VICE to reveal journalist's confidential correspondence after four-year legal battle UN Rights Body Maintains Scrutiny of Eritrea’s Dire Rights Record ICE Raids on US Immigrant Families Risk Serious Abuses Canadian court forces journalist to reveal confidential correspondence after four-year legal battle Trump excludes, targets social media and press at unconventional summit Cambodia: Activists Charged for Participating in Memorial Saudi Arabia commits US$25 million to UNESCO for the protection of heritage Venezuela: humanitarian assistance for the people affected European Union/Libya: Act Now to Save Lives N for Nose: State of the Education Report for India 2019 : Children with disabilities Two years after Liu Xiaobo's death, China remains the largest prison of journalists in the world Independent Reporting on Xinjiang Abuses Requires Unfettered Access, Not Stage-Managed Visits Lebanon Forced These Syrian Refugees to Dismantle Their Own Homes Over 800 Rights Organizations Express Support for the Disability Integration Act of 2019 Beware the Trump Administration’s Plans for ‘Fresh Thinking’ on Human Rights New Voluntary Standard for Responsible Jewelry Production Written Testimony: "Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border" 13 April: Addressing the scars of war Syria: A camp is filled with children Syria: A camp is filled with children from around the world Papua New Guinea Massacre Doesn’t Justify Death Penalty Papua New Guinea Massacre Doesn’t Justify Death Penalty Nobel Winner Liu Xiaobo’s Spirit Lives On Addressing contemporary antisemitism: A global issue? Thursday’s Daily Brief: Poverty report reveals ‘vast inequalities’, measles compounds DRC Ebola woes, Guterres visits Mozambique, Bangladesh update, freedom of expression online US: Family Separation Harming Children, Families 30th Assembly of the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission reviews progress in global ocean science and sets strategic directions ‘Unlock opportunities’ and pave the way for sustainable development, UN chief urges on World Population Day Stop Criminalizing Sex Work in DC UNESCO welcomes the establishment of a Global Media Defense Fund, with initial funding by UK and Canada Philippine radio journalist shot dead as he drives home after programme Tanzanian minister says missing journalist “died,” but offers no explanation Kidnappings Endemic in Cameroon’s Anglophone Regions School Evacuation Drill in Ein el-Helweh April 13: Addressing the Ongoing Scars of War Hong Kong: RSF condemns attack against radio station Cameroonian journalist still held in stalled defamation case Philippines: UN Takes Critical Step Toward Accountability Cambodia: Helping armed forces uphold IHL during special operations