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Satellite: Movement of people, fleeing heavy air strikes and artillery fire in Baghuz, Syria Satellite: Destruction of buildings from US-led coalition air strikes and artillery bombardment on the town of Baghuz Satellite: The rapid expansion of al Hol camp with thousands of civilians displaced by the fighting in Baghuz Saudi Arms Sales Put UK On the Wrong Side of The Law Turkey: Drop Bogus Coup Charges Watchdog Urges UN Chief to Condemn Palestine Rep’s ‘Racist Ties’ Seven new projects of societal relevance join the International Geoscience Programme Malawi: Minister’s shameful denial comments fueling attacks against persons with albinism Mozambique: Media Barred from Insurgent Region Director-General condemns murder of radio journalist Jesus Eugenio Ramos in Mexico Senegal: Election must be held in a climate free from violence and intimidation RSF, CPJ call on Nicaragua to release two journalists held on terrorism charges Jordan: ‘Fake News’ Amendments Need Revision African Union Needs to Protect the Continent’s Displaced DR Congo: Police Killed, ‘Disappeared’ 34 Youth Cameroon: Opposition leader and more than a hundred supporters face the death penalty Misplaced Trust Why Did Interior Department Halt a Coalfields Health Study? Residents Caught in Outbreak of Violence in Cameroon There Is No Democracy Without Dissent Tunisia: Emergency Powers Bill Threatens Rights UN Human Rights Body Should Renew South Sudan Investigation South Sudan: ‘Outraged’ UN experts say ongoing widespread human rights violations may amount to war crimes Full Text: Australian PM Scott Morrison Speech on Israel & UN A war down memory lane Death threats against Swiss journalist Two journalists arrested on arrival at Cairo airport Venezuela: Hunger, punishment and fear, the formula for repression used by authorities under Nicolás Maduro The hidden victims of repression – how activists and reporters can protect themselves from secondary trauma Mexico Shouldn’t Eliminate Key Disability Rights Agency Austria’s far-right launches new attack on public broadcaster Cox’s Bazar: Training course helps find method to emergency room chaos Legal Factsheets Somaliland: Free Poet Detained for Critical Poems Tennessee has a problem with private probation companies. 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US - #WeeklyAddress: February 11 - February 17: BBC cameraman attacked at Trump rally in El Paso, Texas UN rights chief ‘strongly condemns’ attack on Indian security forces in Kashmir Nigeria: Police must release #ArewaMeToo activist Maryam Awaisu immediately and unconditionally UN rights chief ‘alarmed’ by upsurge in attacks against civilians in Syria’s Idlib Turkey: Punitive jail sentences confirmed for former Cumhuriyet staff ICRC, NBC Left Field explore plight of families of missing migrants in new series Ukraine: Five years after the Maydan protests, justice still not attained for victims Australia’s Parliament Speaks Out On Disability India: Vigilante ‘Cow Protection’ Groups Attack Minorities Brazilian investigative reporter to face 59 simultaneous lawsuits Australia’s Parliament Speaks Out On Disability 10 things you need to know about Venezuela’s human rights crisis Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa’s threats ‘deeply troubling’ Open letter to Novalpina Capital, CC: NSO Group, Francisco Partners Zimbabwe: The Missing | "She'd Never Leave Her Son Behind" Brazil: Keep Sniper Probe Independent Internet Under Attack in Russia A second chance at education for children in Syria RSF recommendations on regulating the surveillance industry Saudi Arabia: Clarify Status of ‘Corruption’ Detainees Slovakia: Concern about political meddling in year-old Kuciak murder investigation Jordan: Partnership and cooperation is key for emergency preparedness VOA Persian Interviews Israel's Netanyahu VOA Persian Interviews Israel's Netanyahu Haitian Protesters Plan to Return to Streets Sunday Nauert Withdraws From Consideration for UN Post Trump Receives Update on China Trade Talks Far Right to Get Seats in Spanish Parliament, Polls Indicate VOA Latin America Interviews Colombia's Duque Huge Land Loss Predicted for Vietnam's Mekong Delta Former US Cardinal McCarrick Dismissed From Priesthood Immigration Key Battleground in Upcoming Australian Election Russian Court: US Investor to Be Held Until April 13 Vatican Expels Former US Cardinal McCarrick N. Sinai Terrorist Attack on Egyptian Military Results in 15 Casualties Last Defenders of Islamic State's Caliphate Surrounded Arrest of Journalist Maria Ressa Casts Pall on Philippines Journalistic Independence Kim Jong Un to Arrive in Vietnam on Feb. 25 Ahead of Trump Summit Pence Rebukes Europe Over Iran, Venezuela, Russia Links Gone in a New York Minute: How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart US Military Planes Head for Venezuela With Aid French Police Fire Tear Gas Amid More 'Yellow Vest' Violence AMISOM Unveils Plan to Flush al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts Police, Protesters Clash Outside Albanian Parliament Far-right Activists Stage Torchlit March in Bulgarian Capital VOA Persian Interviews Israel's Netanyahu in Poland China Rebuffs Germany's Call for US Missile Deal With Russia VOA Persian Interviews Israel's Netanyahu in Poland UK Airline Ceases Operations, Blames Brexit Tunisia: Citizens Testing Right-to-Information Law Russia: New Wave of Anti-LGBT Persecution The BBC Let Down Women On Abortion Pakistan Should Address Pashtun Grievances The BBC is Failing Women on Abortion Trump’s National Emergency? Think Again ICTP to Inaugurate New Quantum Technologies Institute Nigerian election campaign “polluted” by disinformation ‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office UK’s ISIS Schoolgirl Case Shows Justice is Key UNESCO convenes brainstorm on Safety of Women Journalists Online Ghana: Investigation into journalist’s murder has stalled Pakistan: Report addresses violence against health care in Peshawar Equatorial Guinea: Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges Myanmar: Investigate Police Use of Force in Karenni State Disability Rights International, Human Rights Watch, and Women Enabled International Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Victim Lands Behind Bars in Tunisia Deadly US Applications of Artificial Intelligence UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children Paving the Way for a Global Sustainable Blue Economy: Launch of the MSPglobal Initiative Turkey: Resolution on ineffective domestic legal remedy for journalists Rights of ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters in France, ‘disproportionately curtailed’, say UN independent experts Turkey Calls Out China’s Repression of Uyghurs Ukraine: Winter along the contact line DR Congo: Post-Election Killings Test New President UAE arms fair showcases Belgian weapon in use by Yemeni militias Call for Kashmiri journalist’s release after spurious charges At least 79 journalists arrested in two months of protests in Sudan Turkey: End Ankara Ban on LGBTI Events Egypt: Set Independent Torture Inquiry Global Sports Groups New Human Rights Ally in Bahrain? An Emirati Woman’s Ordeal to Seek Protection from Abuse Disability Rights International, Human Rights Watch, and Women Enabled International Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women The Human Rights Council should fully renew the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Peru: Supreme Court confirms annulment of Fujimori's pardon and supports victims' rights Best practices in mobile learning: 7 innovative case studies Greece: Our work in 2018 at a glance LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts Politically Motivated Arrest of Philippine Journalist Philippine website editor held on defamation charge Newspaper editor Igor Rudnikov finally goes on trial in Saint Petersburg Will the US Deport Rapper 21 Savage? Thailand: Lift Ban on Outspoken TV Station US Congress Should Reduce Immigration Detention Bed Space A Brilliant Opportunity for the Gold Sector Combating Sexual Harassment in the Garment Industry Where do Apparel Companies Stand on Women Workers? Tunisia: Scant Help to Bring Home ISIS Members’ Children Video: Children of ISIS Members Trapped in Squalid Camps and Prisons Guatemala: Legislative initiatives seriously threaten human rights Thai TV channel suspended for 15 days in major blow to pluralism How can artificial intelligence enhance education? Liberia: Monrovia radio station silenced by second attack in two weeks (Another) Mockery of Justice in Russia Remembering Alison Des Forges, 10 Years Later Egypt: A Move to Enhance Authoritarian Rule Kenya, South Sudan: Investigate Critics’ Disappearance Europe should press the UN on North Korea's human rights abuses No More Marianas or Brumadinhos MEPs: Seek European Court’s Opinion on EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement’s Compatibility with International Law Letter to Major General Abbas Ibrahim Requesting a Meeting to Discuss Crackdown on Gender and Sexuality Advocates in Lebanon US - #WeeklyAddress: February 4 - February 10: Journalists facing harassment while reporting from southern border Thailand: Bahraini Footballer Goes Home to Australia Gutting Payday Loan Rules Will Harm Vulnerable Families Emojis with Disabilities A Step for Inclusion 21st EDITION OF THE L’ORÉAL-UNESCO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE Local radio journalist shot dead in southeastern Mexico US Department of Justice’s Misguided Move to Block Safe Injection Site Ukrainian Official Charged in Acid Attack on Activist After Outcry Russia: Venezuela Hasn't Asked for Military Assistance DR Congo Election Loser Calls for Rematch Indonesian Sexual Violence Bill Faces Religious Opposition Pompeo Visits Hungary to Raise Concerns About China, Russia China Says US Aims to 'Stir Up Trouble' With Naval Sail-By Thai Court Orders Release of Bahrain Refugee Soccer Player As Brexit Deadline Looms, Britain’s Theresa May Twists and Turns EU Begins Process to Hit Cambodia's with Trade Sanctions Denver Teachers Strike Over Pay American Priest in East Timor Embroiled in Abuse Scandal Catalan Leaders Go on Trial in Madrid Over Independence Bid No End in Sight in France's 'Yellow Vest' Revolt Spanish PM May Call Spring Ballot As Election Talk Swirls Venezuela's Maduro Seeks OPEC Help Against US Sanctions Africa 54 China Upbeat on US Trade Talks, But S. China Sea Tensions Weigh Pompeo: US 'Not Covering Up' Khashoggi Murder Australia Leads Global Renewable Energy Revolution No End in Sight in France's 'Yellow Vest' Revolt Ethiopia: Providing assistance to those that need it the most in 2018 New report highlights unique strengths of Red Cross Movement Why independent media matter for the SDGs Judicial independence under threat in Nigeria, warns UN rights expert Lebanon: No Justification for LGBT Crackdown South Sudan: Does Juba Even Care About Protecting Girls From Sexual Violence? Afghanistan: Landmine victim turns physiotherapist, pieces hope together South Sudan: Talking about prisoners of war ICRC: Is the world ready to face a nuclear war? No. So let’s ban the bomb Côte d’Ivoire: Arbitrary arrests, crackdown on dissent and torture ahead of Presidential election Sudan: Video Footage Shows Extreme Violence, Abuse Sudan: Video Footage Shows Extreme Violence, Abuse Australia Court Rules it is the ‘Wrong Time’ for Coal Accounting for Civilian Victims in Iraq Travesty as Thailand Moves to Send Refugee Footballer to Bahrain “It Felt Like A Punishment”: Growing Up with Albinism in Tanzania Victim Lands Behind Bars in Tunisia Jordan: Second regional meeting on restoring family links Rape Victim Lands Behind Bars in Tunisia Will the US Speak Out on Hungary’s Rights Crisis? Dementia and Caregiving in the US: Time for Paid Family Leave Applications for the 2019 Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize are now open Armenia: Despite economic constraints, no bar for creativity Scale of displacement across Myanmar ‘very difficult to gauge’, says UN refugee agency Swiss Prosecutors Squander Opportunity to Counter Kleptocracy Bangladesh Opposition Leader Zia in Prison a Year Ex-Miss Costa Rica Is Latest to Accuse Arias of Sexual Abuse Ivanka Trump Says She Knew Little About Moscow Project February 8, 2019 France Keeps Pressure on Italy in Historic EU Dispute South Africa's President Sets Policies, Poll Date Sudan's Doctors Union Says 57 Killed in Recent Protests Nigeria's Health Care Spending Lags Behind Abuja Declaration Nigeria’s Health Care Spending Lags Behind Abuja Declaration US Military Airstrikes Target Al-Shabab in Somalia White House: China Trade Talks to Resume in Beijing Next Week Saudi Official: Crown Prince Did Not Order Khashoggi Killing Maduro: Venezuelans Not ‘Beggars,' Give Humanitarian Aid to Colombians Rare Tiger Kills Prospective Mate in London at First Meeting Chief Justice Roberts Emerges as Key Figure on US Supreme Court Canadian Gets Life Sentence for Killing Six in Quebec Mosque Shooting (Im)migration News Recap, Feb. 3-8 Official: Virginia Governor Says He Won't Resign Over Photo Trump Undergoes Second Presidential Physical Trump Administration May Miss Khashoggi Report Deadline Villagers Describe Horror in South Sudan's Yei River State Applications for the 2019 Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize are now open. Lanterns, gongs and fireworks: A Chinese philosopher recalls his boyhood Japan urged to stop restricting its journalists’ foreign travel ‘End the ongoing atrocities’ against people with albinism in Malawi, say UN rights experts Ivanka Trump Project Seeks to Help Women in Developing World US Military Option in Venezuela Risks Long Unpopular War Most of 2030's Jobs Haven't Been Invented Yet NYTimes: Saudi Crown Prince Had Threatened to Use 'Bullet' on Khashoggi: US Officials Tout Good Ties with Cameroon Despite Aid Cut Whitaker: I Have Not Interfered with Mueller Investigation Faded Mill City a Fitting Backdrop for Warren's Campaign Launch Virginia Governor Survives Scandal by Staying Out of Sight Probe Questions Whether Researchers Took Chinese Funding 6 Arrests in Killing of Journalist Who Exposed FIFA Official VOA Our Voices 111: From Radicalization to Recovery Green Roofs Absorb Rainwater, Grow Food Thailand's King Calls His Sister's Candidacy for PM 'Inappropriate' Africa 54 Russia Lobbies for Syria to Rejoin Arab League Cindy McCain Apology Shows Challenge for Mixed-Race Families Talks Between Spanish Government, Catalan Separatists Break Down Former NY City Mayor to Announce 2020 Decision by End of Month US-Mexico Border Arrests Fall in January, 2nd Straight Drop US Military Option in Venezuela Risks Long Unpopular War #YouthOfUNESCO: Forwarding Life Lessons New DRC opposition urged to guarantee journalists’ safety Several Ugandan journalists arrested while investigating corruption Sudan: Overcoming the odds, becoming a champion of all Court Allows Execution of Muslim Inmate Without Imam Present Aide: Salvadoran President-Elect to Assess Relationship with China Border Officer Shoots Driver; Arizona Port of Entry Closes Morocco: Free Facebook Commentator Zimbabwe: Ruthless crackdown on freedom of assembly exposes intolerance for dissent Indonesia: Free Three Papuan Activists Pushing Back Trump’s Attack on Reproductive Choice Myanmar’s Hollow Denial of Rape of Rohingya Russia: Journalist Faces Unjustified Criminal Charges Joint NGO Statement on Accountability for the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Afghanistan: Prosecute Abuse of Women Football Players Muna Mohamed Elhag: filling the gaps to address climate change in Sudan A young Ghanaian girl pursues her dream of becoming a doctor Who Controls What in Syria? Guantanamo Prison Looms as Option for IS Fighters Russian-Ukrainian Operative Was at Trump Inauguration, Filing Shows Sierra Leone's President Declares ‘Rape Scourge' a National Emergency No Talks Between Trump and China's Xi Before Trade Deadline Australia Investigates Apparent Hacking of National Parliament's Computers Report: May Seeks Labour Support on Brexit Health of Iranian-Swedish Doctor Jailed in Iran is Failing, Wife Says Part of Keystone Oil Pipeline Remains Shut After Potential Leak Whitaker Confirmed to Appear Before Panel as Scheduled House Democrats Weigh IRS Ability to Audit Trump Taxes Frustration Grows as Migrant Caravan Stuck in Mexico Shelter North Korean Flag at Heart of New Loyalty Campaign US Supreme Court Blocks Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law Dutch, Russia in Talks About Responsibility in MH17 Downing John Dingell, ‘The Dean’ of US Congress, Dies at 92 Thai King’s Sister a Candidate for Prime Minister Syrian Rights Activist Honored Evidence shows ‘brutal’ killing of Saudi journalist ‘planned and perpetrated’ by State officials: UN independent expert Regulator of US Nursing Homes Called to Account Over “Crisis” of Overmedication World Radio Day 2019 to celebrate dialogue, tolerance and peace Director-General condemns killing of journalists Shafiq Arya and Rahimullah Rahmani in Afghanistan UNESCO celebration event on the occasion of World Radio Day 2019 Parliamentary bid to democratize Myanmar constitution a ‘positive development’ says UN rights expert UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Jehovah’s Witness sentencing in Russia W. Bernice Armelle Bancole: the long awaited dream Launch of a new initiative on Maritime Spatial Planning Forty years of state lies: RSF unveils leaked Iranian justice file Video: Danish Jehovah's Witness Dennis Christensen Sentenced to 6 Years in Russia Poland: Women's Rights Activists are Under Attack “The Breath of the Government on My Back” Witness: Supporting Women’s Rights in Poland Could End Your Career Enough is Enough: March 18th Rally in Geneva to Protest UN Assault on Israel Enough is Enough: Announcing March 18th Rally in Geneva to Protest UN Assault on Israel Brazil: Bill Could Shield Abusive Police Accommodating Asylum-Seekers and Migrants with Disabilities Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Michael Ignatieff, of the Central European University in Budapest named Dan David Prize winners CANADA - Whistleblower fired from Quebec agricultural ministry for sharing confidential information with a news outlet Philippine website accused of libel in seven-year-old article Uruguay Betting on Exports of Medical Marijuana Rwanda Signs $400M Deal to Produce Methane Gas from 'Killer Lake' Abrams: Trump Needs to Tell Truth, Respect 'Diversity That Defines America' Highlights of Democratic Response to President Trump's State of the Union Highlights of Democatic Response to State of the Union Zimbabwe President Invites Opposition for Talks As Teachers Strike Conflict, Trade Feature in Trump's State of the Union Foreign Policy Senior Somali Military Officer Killed in Roadside Bombing From Coup-maker to Candidate? Thai Junta Chief Mulls Election Run Brazil Education Overhaul Aims at Ousting 'Marxist Ideology' Vietnam Site for 2nd Trump-Kim Summit May Bring Wins for All Trump Delivers State of the Union Address to a Divided Congress UN Chief: 'There is a Wind of Hope in Africa' New UN Report Shows North Korea Avoiding Sanctions Torture Still Scars Iranians 40 Years After Revolution Amnesty Calls for Halt to Arms Sales to Saudi-led Coalition Pope: My UAE trip Wrote New page in Christian-Islam History Macedonia Moves Closer to NATO Membership West Virginia Woman Accused of Threatening to Kill Trump Top Iraqi Cleric Rejects Trump's Statements on US Troops Well-known Vietnamese blogger missing in Bangkok Russia: Jehovah’s Witness Convicted Poland: Women’s Rights Activists Targeted Yemen: UAE recklessly supplying militias with windfall of Western arms Enough is Enough: Announcing March 18th Rally in Geneva to Protest UN Assault on Israel Human Rights Watch Letter Regarding Conference Negotiations for a Budget Deal Bringing ISIS to Justice: Running Out of Time? Brazil: Mass Sexual Harassment, Caught on Tape Discover the new Right to education handbook RSF joins statement calling on US government to insist on accountability for Khashoggi murder A “Nightmare” on Lockdown in Brooklyn Iran: Environmentalists’ Flawed Trial Zimbabwe's Teachers Report Intimidation As Strike Begins Venezuela Regime Change: Better Late Than Never Africa 54 Huge Crowds Celebrate Patriots' 6th Super Bowl in Boston House Panel to Vote on Subpoena for Acting Attorney General US: No Evidence Foreign Meddling Impacted 2018 Election In White House Bid, Harris Plans Tour of Early-Voting States Jury Enters Second Day of Deliberations in 'El Chapo' Trial Birth Certificate Suggests Rapper 21 Savage Was Born in London Ex-Gov. Weld Back in the GOP as he Mulls Trump Challenge US Senate Environment Panel Okays Trump's Pick to Lead EPA Shaka: Extra Time Oprah Offers Big Stage for Beto O'Rourke's Re-Emergence European Nations Step Up Pressure on Venezuela's Maduro to Resign US Commander: IS Hold in Syria, Iraq on Verge of Collapse Zambia Mine Marginalization Case Highlights Africa-Wide Issue Mongolian Community in Washington Celebrate Lunar New Year’s Day Pope Says He Found 'Good Will' From UAE to Seek Peace in Yemen Pope Says Vatican Open to Mediating in Venezuela if Both Sides Ask Report: Foreign Meddling Had No 'Material Impact' on Midterm Election What is the Right to education handbook? New UK Counter-Terrorism legislation contains some journalistic protections, but threatens press freedom Two journalists killed in attack on radio station in northeastern Afghanistan Wheelchair basketball: When disability was no different from ability Rwanda: “I thought my daughters had perished” Director-General condemns attack that claimed several civilian lives including journalist Ziad Al-Sharabi in Yemen Cambodia: Acid Attack Survivors Denied Treatment, Justice Cambodia: Acid Attack Survivors Denied Treatment, Justice Hakeem al-Araibi Case: Bahrain is Emboldened to Take Human Rights Abuse Beyond Its Borders Unexpected Dangers for Fleeing Saudi Women Super Bowl Host Georgia Puts Its World Cup Dreams at Risk Rohingya Refugees Caught Between India and a Hard Place UN: Act to End China’s Mass Detentions in Xinjiang Iraq: Massive challenges still prevent Iraqis from returning home, ICRC president says Nigeria: Thousands of civilians pay heavy price as armed conflict escalates US - #WeeklyAddress: January 28 - February 3: Journalists arrested at South Carolina apartment complex while in search of public records UK, Stand Firm against Data Demands in Death Penalty Cases Indian reporters attacked by local BJP leaders at meeting In the US, the Right to Health is in Peril Nigeria: Thousands of civilians paying a heavy price as armed conflict escalates Experts from around the world set to meet in Abidjan to adopt new guiding principles on the right to education More than 100 media outlets and organizations are backing the Journalism Trust Initiative UN: Act to End China’s Mass Detentions in Xinjiang “I’m Actually Freer Than They Are” Jordan: ICRC president concludes official visit UAE: Pope Should Raise Rights Issues on Visit Philippines: Congress Aims to Lock Up More Children UN chief hopes for new agreement after Israel concludes international observation mission Venezuela: focusing on humanitarian needs in a highly polarized environment Doxing attack against media: Germany hit by global trend Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on Colombia ICE Force-feeding Immigrant Detainees on Hunger Strike Open NGO letter to EU member states’ Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs requesting timely disembarkation arrangements for rescued survivors in the Mediterranean Senegal: Make Talibé Children a Campaign Focus Bangladesh’s garment factories must never become death traps again Open NGO letter to EU member states’ Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs Dashed Hopes Video: Dashed Hopes for Free Expression in Myanmar EU Legislators Urge UN to Compensate Kosovo Lead Poisoning Victims Brazil Vice President Supports ‘Right to Decide’ on Abortion Sudan’s Game of Catch and Release Facebook's oversight board is an important first step, but questions abound Liberia: RSF decries attack on Monrovia radio station Liberia: RSF decries attack on Monrovia radio station Liberia: RSF decries attack on Monrovia radio station Call to revitalize ‘language of the ancestors’ for survival of future generations: Indigenous chief Nigeria: Deadliest Boko Haram attack on Rann leaves at least 60 people murdered Madagascar: Gruesome killing of suspected cattle thieves must be investigated UN asked to intercede in arrests of foreign journalists, censorship in Venezuela Iraq: Coalition should follow Australia’s lead after military admits civilian deaths in Mosul Hong Kong: Court ruling a setback in fight for equality for transgender people Vietnam: Hanoi Misleads UN on Rights Record It shouldn’t take Pink Floyd to rescue ISIS fighters’ abandoned children “An attack on heritage is an attack on the soul”, says historian during ICRC visit ICRC attends event on nuclear weapons organized by CACDA in Beijing ICRC attended P5 Public Event organized by CACDA Myanmar: Peaceful Critics Prosecuted Venezuela: Amend Amnesty Law Proposal ‘Leaders who sanction hate speech’ encourage citizens to do likewise, UN communications chief tells Holocaust remembrance event Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela Venezuela: Authorities must release journalists detained while covering crisis EU Leaders Drag Their Feet on Hungary Sanctions Knife attack on well-known Cameroonian investigative reporter Prosecution in Thailand over shortwave broadcasts to China Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London Mozambique: Suspicious Death of Suspect in Custody Cameroon: Opposition Leaders Arrested Blasphemy Cases at Two Ends of the Muslim World A Shrinking Window for Justice in Côte d’Ivoire A Trail of Death after Another Dam Collapses in Brazil Saudi Arabia: 10 Reasons Why Women Flee Urban violence in Latin America: what is it, and what is the ICRC doing about this problem? Will There be Peace for Women in Afghanistan? Palestinian children’s education deeply impacted by ‘interference’ around West Bank schools, UN warns Jehovah’s Witness Faces Prison in Russia US - Online trolls harass journalists affected by HuffPost and Buzzfeed layoffs Saudi Arabia: ICRC facilitates repatriation of seven Yemenis from Riyadh to Sana’a New UNESCO Courier issue on indigenous languages and knowledge ‘World’s deadliest sea crossing’ claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency Philippines: Peace advocate gunned down in yet another targeted killing Guinea-Bissau government asked not to interfere in TV news coverage RSF calls for release of two Cameroonian newspaper reporters European Union urged to provide better protection for whistleblowers UK NGOs concerned over press freedom implications of Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill Saudi Arabia: 10 Reasons Why Women Flee Colombia: Five armed conflicts – what’s happening? China: Tibetan Children Banned from Classes Satellite imagery recorded before and after the collapse of a tailing dam near the city of Brumadinho, Brazil, on January 25, 2019. Satellite Imagery Before and After the Collapse of a Tailing Dam in Brazil Human Rights Council Should Create Independent Fact-Finding Group for Sudan Coalition Supports the Democracy Restoration Act Provision of H.R. 1 Support for HB 57 to End Felony Disenfranchisement in New Mexico Civil society call on Human Rights Council to dispatch an independent international fact-finding mission in Sudan Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan’s human rights abuses should sound alarm bells over closer ties with the EU Ecuador: Government imposes unjust restrictions on Venezuelans entering the country Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, new UN report shows When will China stop harassing foreign reporters? US - #WeeklyAddress: January 21 - 27: BuzzFeed and HuffPost journalists harassed online following mass layoffs Palestine refugee crisis ‘expanding’; leaving highest number at risk this century across Gaza German Parliament Takes Azerbaijan Corruption Seriously – Finally UN Rights Envoy at Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for Khashoggi Egypt Arrests 54 Suspected of Planning Violence on Uprising Anniversary 'French Spiderman' Arrested After Scaling Manila Skyscraper Main Netanyahu Challenger to Launch Israel Election Bid Trump Faces Trouble on Many Fronts Ahead of Key Speech Africa 54 US intel Chief: Russia, China Biggest Espionage, Cyber Threats UNICEF Needs Nearly $4 Billion to Help 73 Million People Venezuelan Opposition Leader Says Peaceful Transition Possible Gloom Lifts in Elysee as Townhall Debates Re-energize Macron Spy Chief Contradicts Trump's Claims of Progress With North Korea Brazil Issues 5 Arrest Warrants in Deadly Mine Dam Collapse Lawyers March in Zimbabwe Capital Alleging Denial of Justice World’s Worst Air is in S. African Coal Community Shaka: Extra Time Europe’s Populists Unite, But Face Growing Competition on the Street Maduro's Fate Seen as Resting With Venezuela's Army UN Seeks Nearly $1 Billion to Assist Displaced in Nigeria Kosovo President Ready for Compromise Deal With Serbia January 29, 2019 Venezuela censors its political crisis Cameroon: Post-election crackdown escalates with arrest of opposition leader Maurice Kamto UN Rights Expert Independently Investigates Khashoggi Murder The results of ICRC writing competition II UNESCO launches call for 2019 Prize on Education for Sustainable Development Official visit of UNESCO Director-general Audrey Azoulay to Ghana January 30, 2019 China: founder of human rights website sentenced to 5 years in prison China: Founder of human rights website jailed for five years China: Rights Website Founder Sentenced to 5 Years Thailand: Free Bahraini Footballer Thailand Should Release Refugee Footballer The Unbearable Hypocrisy of the ELN How French Weapons Enable Egypt’s Abuses Human Rights Watch’s Comments in Response to the US Department of Education’s Proposal to Amend Regulations Implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Israel Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Cameroon Syria: Arrests, Torture by Armed Group Guatemala: Congress must not let impunity prevail Thailand: Free Bahraini Footballer Farce: 80% of UNHRC delegations praise Eritrean regime on human rights ‘Humiliation was the worst’; Holocaust survivor at UN, asks world to act with ‘empathy and compassion’ Kashmiri reporters barred from Republic Day of India event in Srinagar Palestinian political rivalry takes toll on journalists Bigotry ‘moving at lightning speed’ Guterres warns, as UN marks the Holocaust Cameroon: Peaceful protesters targeted in violent crackdown must be released Expressing Religious Views is Risky in the Maldives Nicaragua: Visits to places of detention 24 000 students trained during Zimbabwe Africa Code Week UNESCO launch of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements