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Governments should deliver effective rights-respecting responses to Covid-19 COVID-19’s Devastating Impact on Children COVID-19 and Children’s Rights Kids Talk Coronavirus Coronavirus crisis makes reporting even harder in Tajikistan Ghana urged to ensure safety of reporters covering Covid-19 Zimbabwe Doctors Sue Government over COVID-19 Essay Contest for Young Indian Writers To Reflect on the Future They Want Cambodia: Hun Sen uses Covid-19 crisis to tighten his grip South Sudan: Time is now to avert the worst in the fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus: Spanish government yields to the pressure of journalists and agrees to live press conferences Learning never stops – tell UNESCO how you are coping with COVID-19 school closures Bangladesh: Protecting detainees from COVID-19 IMF: Make COVID-19 Funds Transparent, Accountable Philippines: ICRC steps up support to congested detention facilities as COVID-19 looms Letter to IMF Executive Board Re: Urgent Need for Anti-Corruption Measures in IMF Response to COVID-19 Crisis Uzbekistan: UN Cites Concerns on Torture, Freedoms Blanket Visitor Ban under COVID-19 Will do More Harm Than Good Joint Civil Society Statement: European governments must ensure safe and timely access to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic How UNESCO Youth and Sport Task Force cope with COVID-19 in Southeast Asia Empress Shôken Fund announces grants for 2020 Still No Answers on Activist’s Disappearance in Bangladesh Papua New Guinea’s Health System Unprepared for COVID-19 Syrian air force used deadly chemical weapons in 2017 attacks, UN watchdog finds Poor Conditions at Pennsylvania Jail Heighten COVID-19 Concerns Philippines Uses Humiliation as COVID Curfew Punishment Court Orders Asthmatic Rapper Released from Federal Prison How UNESCO Youth and Sport Task Force cope with COVID-19 in Southeast Asia Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 RSF calls on Trump to end attacks on journalists, encourages news outlets to assess coverage of COVID-19 briefings Cambodian reporter jailed for quoting PM’s comment about Covid-19 Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis Women Risk Domestic Violence During Kyrgyzstan’s Lockdown Tackling Kenya’s Domestic Violence Amid COVID-19 Crisis Bangladesh: Surge in violence against reporters orchestrated by local officials Philippines: Investigate humiliating abuses by local officials enforcing curfew Myanmar: 3 Charged for COVID-19 Street Art Lebanon: Direct COVID-19 Assistance to Hardest Hit Europe: Abortion Curbs Endanger Women, Girls in Pandemic Myanmar: 3 Charged for COVID-19 Street Art Myanmar: 3 Arrested for COVID-19 Street Art Update: Human Rights During the COVID-19 Response Immigration Detainees in Canada Desperate for Release, Transparency Joint Statement on Israel's Obligation vis-a-vis West Bank and Gaza in Face of Coronavirus Pandemic Soap: Refugees Need it Too Coronavirus Poses Added Risks to Australia’s Immigration Detainees Afghanistan: Prosecute Head of ISIS-linked Group Sudan: Staying at home and stopping work, not an option for everyone Somali officials cannot claim Covid-19 information monopoly, RSF and NUSOJ say Comoros: Journalist threatened for exposing flaws in handling of coronavirus crisis Africa: Armed conflicts and state repression fuel cocktail of human rights violations Bolivia: COVID-19 Decree Threatens Free Expression COVID-19: Unblock Voice Over IP Platforms in Gulf USA: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, authorities must release immigration detainees Journalist threatened for exposing flaws in handling of coronavirus crisis ‘Say no to hate speech and xenophobia’, urges Guterres, marking 26 years since genocide in Rwanda Sudan: Staying at home and stopping work, not an option for the very poor Ethiopia: Using tech solutions to improve humanitarian assistance Trump Administration Using Pandemic as Excuse to Target Asylum Seekers UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of Mexican journalist María Elena Ferral Philippine journalist forced to apologize for criticizing coronavirus “inaction” Coronavirus: RSF concerned for freedom of the press as Japan declares state of emergency Indian newspaper accused of “fake news” about lockdown’s impact on poor Campaign for education and information in COVID-19 crisis in Tanzania UNESCO experts urge collective responsibility to protect vulnerable persons in global battle against COVID-19 COVID-19: Authorities must protect health of detainees, staff and ultimately surrounding communities Convicted Congolese Warlord Escapes. 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South Africa: Set Rights-Centered COVID-19 Measures Gulf States: Ease Immigration Detention in Pandemic Rights Risks to Older People in COVID-19 Response Asia: Reduce Prison Populations Facing COVID-19 Domestic Workers in Middle East Risk Abuse Amid COVID-19 Crisis NGO's Open letter to European Governments Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Philippines: Reduce Crowded Jails to Stop COVID-19 COVID-19 | UNESCO's Response Prison shelling in Yemen kills five women and a child: UN rights chief condemns possible war crime Ecuador: Lessons from the 2019 Protests UNESCO launches CodeTheCurve Hackathon to develop digital solutions in response to COVID-19 Coronavirus threat to journalists in overcrowded Saudi prisons Singapore: Over 20,000 migrant workers in quarantine must be protected from mass infection Reinforcing cooperation in Tanzania to fight COVID19 at community-level Rights experts warn against discrimination in COVID-19 response Philippine Authorities Go After Media, Online Critics Land seizures and COVID-19: the twin threats to Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples UNESCO calls for greater support to documentary heritage amid COVID-19 Abused and Shunned – Being of Asian Descent in Sweden During COVID-19 US: Ease Sanctions on Iran in COVID-19 Crisis Bahrain: Free Imprisoned Rights Defenders and Opposition Activists Bangladesh: COVID-19 response flaws put older Rohingya refugees in imminent danger Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Cambodia: Prisons Potential COVID-19 Epicenters Algeria: Protest Leader’s Sentence Doubled on Eve of His Release #LeaveNoOneBehind: European cities call for inclusive measures during COVID-19 crisis #COVID19 #StayAtHome: What home? Caring for the vulnerable in U.S. cities Somalia: Critical juncture to curb spread of COVID-19 and save lives Waiting for the Storm: The Coronavirus in Africa Myanmar: Reduce Prison Populations to Limit COVID-19 The Coronavirus in Europe: From Lockdowns to Power Grabs Hye Jung Han Philippine Children Face Abuse for Violating COVID-19 Curfew Uganda LGBT Shelter Residents Arrested on COVID-19 Pretext Hungary Seeks to Ban Legal Gender Recognition for Transgender People Americas: Human rights in the age of COVID-19: Blog #1 Literature and Arts help Slemani (Iraq) cope with COVID-19 Overcrowding and the risk of unmitigated spread of COVID-19 in Madagascar's prisons Cuba: Opposition leader sentenced to house arrest after trial tainted by irregularities Americas: Human rights in the age of COVID-19: Entry #1 How Authoritarians Are Exploiting the COVID-19 Crisis to Grab Power Sri Lanka Uses Pandemic to Curtail Free Expression Fatal Shooting in a Mining Town in Papua COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence for People in US Prisons Literature and Arts help Slemani cope with COVID-19 Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response, says UN rights chief Iraqi regulator wants to suspend Reuters over coronavirus reporting Humanity after life: respect for and protection of the dead Unmitigated disaster of possible impending COVID-19 in Madagascar's overcrowded prisons CodeTheCurve - Hackaton Egypt blocks online “fake news” about coronavirus DR Congo: Respecting Rights Key Amid COVID-19 Chadian police attack TV crew covering coronavirus measures In mid-coronavirus crisis, Myanmar blocks 221 sites for “fake news” COVID-19, surveillance and the threat to your rights Armenia: Law Restricts Privacy Amid COVID-19 Fight Turkey: COVID-19 Puts Sick Prisoners at Grave Risk Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Coronavirus Curbs on Children and Older People Are Ill-Conceived Digital Diplomacy Keeps Pressure on Killer Robots Challenge Tanzania: World Bank Okays Discriminatory Education Loan Joint Letter Re: Restrictions on Communication, Fencing, and COVID-19 in Cox’s Bazar District Rohingya Refugee Camps Panama’s Gender-Based Quarantine Ensnares Trans Woman Latin America: Cut Prison Crowding to Fight COVID-19 US: COVID-19 Policies Risk Asylum Seekers’ Lives Governments Should Respect Rights in COVID-19 Surveillance Joint civil society statement: States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights Ukraine: Dozens Stranded in a War Zone Cambodia: Emergency Bill Recipe for Dictatorship Human Rights Watch Letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Homeland Security Regarding Orders Related to Suspending Travel Across US Borders Lebanon: Refugees at Risk in COVID-19 Response Syria: Amid concerns over COVID-19, risk of weapon contamination should not be forgotten Syria: Amid concerns over COVID-19, the risk of weapon contamination should not be forgotten. With COVID-19 Threat, Eritrea Should Release Political Detainees Myanmar: Editor Wrongfully Charged Information in Afghanistan, Covid-19 adds to problems from war Coronavirus Poses Added Risks to Australia’s Immigration Detainees COVID-19 should not herald rollback in rights for people with autism: UN chief India: Migrant workers' plight prompts UN call for ‘domestic solidarity’ in coronavirus battle Six Ivorian journalists heavily fined in March Two Philippine journalists face two months in prison for coronavirus reporting All in this together: How we’re responding to COVID-19 in ILOT Qatar: Protect Migrant Workers During Pandemic COVID-19 Puts Millions of Global Supply Chain Workers at Risk US Car Emissions Rollback Endangers People’s Health in Afghanistan, Covid-19 adds to problems from war Liberia urged to guarantee access to coronavirus information Denial of justice for Daniel Pearl’s murder Appeal by NGOs and associations for Khaled Drareni’s release Barcelona's Show of Solidarity in the Time of COVID-19 European Court Orders France to Protect an Unaccompanied Migrant Child Tunisia: Authorities should reduce the number of detainees during COVID-19 crisis Philippines: President Duterte gives "shoot to kill" order amid pandemic response Digital surveillance to fight COVID-19 can only be justified if it respects human rights Uganda: Respect Rights in COVID-19 Response Americas: Governments must halt dangerous and discriminatory detention of migrants and asylum seekers Cambodia: Proposed emergency powers would obliterate human rights Latin America: Cut Prison Crowding to Fight COVID-19 Trump Adds to Asian-Americans’ Fears Brands Abandon Asia Workers in Pandemic Our call to action for Colombia: 2020 Great apes and covid-19, an additional threat to already endangered species? UNESCO Launches the first Call for the Global Media Defence Fund Solidarity in the Time of COVID-19 Extension of the deadline for the submission of proposals for the designation of a category 2 institute or centre under the auspices of UNESCO Pakistan: Workers Face Health, Economic Risks Malaysia: Release Inquiry Into Indigenous People’s Deaths Cambodia: Emergency Bill Recipe for Dictatorship When Ѕосіаl dіѕtаnсіng hits Саrіbbеаn sociability Moscow’s Intrusive Proposal on COVID-19 Prevention #DontGoViral: UNESCO and i4Policy launch a campaign to crowdsource local content to combat the Infodemic in Africa The Council of Europe must review Hungary's new Coronavirus Emergency Law for the sake of press freedom China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency US military pledges to report publicly on civilian casualties in Somalia Orbán’s Orwellian law paves way for “information police state” in Hungary Sudan Should Not Let COVID-19 Scuttle Transition Launch of the UNESCO Dynamic Coalition for Open Education Resources (OER) Hungary’s Authoritarian Takeover Puts European Union at Risk Ethiopia: Justice Needed for Deadly October Violence Somalia: Zero accountability as civilian deaths mount from US air strikes Bangladesh: End Wave of COVID-19 ‘Rumor’ Arrests Sierra Leone: Schools Reopen for Pregnant Girls, Teen Moms Turkey/Syria: Weaponizing Water in Global Pandemic? End Internet Shutdowns to Manage COVID-19 Greece: Nearly 2,000 New Arrivals Detained in Overcrowded, Mainland Camps England Leads Way in UK after U-Turn on COVID-19 Abortion Access Chile: Authorities must guarantee the health of the prison population against COVID-19 Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan Turkmenistan media censor themselves on “coronavirus” United Arab Emirates and UNESCO start global tolerance programme for young leaders Winners of third Arabic writing competition on 70th anniversary of Geneva Conventions Kazakhstan Draft Law Would Undermine Freedom of Assembly Economic sanctions should be lifted to prevent hunger crises in countries hit by COVID-19 – UN rights expert Mexico. Woman journalist gunned down in Mexico’s Vera Cruz state Brazil’s president attacks media instead of combatting coronavirus México: asesinan en el estado de Veracruz a la periodista María Elena Ferral Hernández Nepal Abandons Migrant Workers in Fight Against COVID-19 US Congress, China, and COVID-19 Black Death: how can we learn from the spread of disease along the Silk Roads? UNESCO to support media in developing countries to face Coronavirus challenge Thailand uses Covid-19 to restrict the freedom to inform Brazil: Brazil’s president attacks media instead of combatting coronavirus Kenya Police Abuses Could Undermine Coronavirus Fight Kenya: Red Cross races to prevent spread of COVID-19 to country’s prisons Winners of the third Arabic writing competition on “The 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions of 1949”. Syria: Vulnerable prisoners should be released to prevent spread of COVID-19 RSF launches Tracker 19 to track Covid-19’s impact on press freedom Myanmar editor could be jailed for life over rebel interview Kenya Police Abuses Would Undermine Coronavirus Fight Turkmenistan bans the word “coronavirus” COVID-19: How IHL provides crucial safeguards during pandemics In Africa, racing to slow the spread of COVID-19 Burundi: Any COVID-19 Cover-Up Will Put Lives at Risk Belarusian journalist arrested for criticizing president’s Covid-19 approach Cambodia: Fight Discrimination Amid Pandemic Thailand: COVID-19 Rumors Trigger Prison Riot Release inmates in Yemen to avert nationwide coronavirus outbreak, experts urge A Deadly Lack of Affordable COVID-19 Treatment in the US Sierra Leone: Discriminatory ban on pregnant girls attending school is lifted Release inmates in Yemen to avert nationwide COVID-19 outbreak, experts urge UNESCO mobilizes 122 countries to promote open science and reinforced cooperation in the face of COVID-19 #Cinemadacasa, Culture against Covid-19 In Chengdu, free meals for doctors & nurses Coronavirus: RSF condemns curbs on access to news and information online Turkey: Rights groups call for urgent release of imprisoned journalists, human rights defenders and others, now at risk of Covid-19 US: Economic Relief Package Shortchanges Workers Afghanistan: Leaders Bicker Amid COVID-19 Crisis COVID-19 Threatens Indonesia’s Overcrowded Prisons COVID-19 Poses Extreme Threat to People Shackled in Nigeria COVID-19 stoking xenophobia, hate and exclusion, minority rights expert warns Concern about Pakistani dissident journalist’s disappearance in Sweden COVID-19: Urgent action needed to counter major threat to life in conflict zones ICRC’s operational response to COVID-19: We’re all in this together COVID-19: ICRC response to the coronavirus in Africa Myanmar: Displacement Camps Are COVID-19 Tinderboxes The Caribbean SIDS determined against COVID-19 The Caribbean determined against COVID-19 In moments of crisis, people need culture Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Libya: Detainees at Risk of Coronavirus Spread Afghanistan towards a Competency-based Education Closing Schools Has Derailed the Lives of Kids All Over the World. Here's How We Can Help Them Keep Learning Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Banning Companions During Childbirth Strips Women of Support Why the US Should be Supporting, Not Undermining, International Justice UNESCO stresses importance of safety of journalists amid COVID-19 pandemic Sri Lanka: Justice Undone for Massacre Victims Middle East governments clamp down on coronavirus coverage USA: Immediately revoke COVID-19 suspension of environmental protections #StopRacism: Barcelona’s anti-racism campaign in midst of #Covid19 UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, Moez Chakchouk stresses importance of safety of journalists amid COVID-19 pandemic As Schools Close Over Coronavirus, Protect Kids’ Privacy in Online Learning Migrant Workers in Maldives at Added Risk from COVID-19 Cameroon Should Protect Prison Population from COVID-19 India: COVID-19 Lockdown Puts Poor at Risk COVID-19: Inclusive programming during the time of coronavirus Always on demand - Career opportunities Seven organisations call on the Slovenian government to stop harassing an investigative journalist Europe: Curb Immigration Detention Amid Pandemic As Schools Close Over Coronavirus, Protect Kids’ Privacy in Online Learning Cambodia: Overcrowded detention centres a ticking time bomb for COVID-19 amid raft of “fake news” arrests A message to the IOC Community Coronavirus : mass expulsion of foreign correspondents further cripples freedom of information in China India: Kashmir’s blocked Internet could be deadly during coronavirus pandemic Australia: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement launch appeal to assist world’s most vulnerable people in fight against COVID-19 Hong Kong: Dubious Arrest of Pro-democracy Politician COVID-19: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 800 million Swiss francs to assist world's most vulnerable people International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 800 million Swiss francs to assist world’s most vulnerable people in fight against COVID-19 Congo’s Ebola Fight Has Lessons for COVID-19 South Korea Online Sexual Abuse Case Illustrates Gaps in Government Response Colombia: Measures against COVID-19 must not be an excuse for neglecting the protection of human rights defenders COVID-19 and press freedom: Europe must oppose measures proposed by Viktor Orbán Russia suppresses coronavirus information at home, manipulates it abroad Bangladesh: Internet Ban Risks Rohingya Lives Red Cross and Red Crescent appeal for 800 million Swiss francs to assist world’s most vulnerable people in fight against COVID-19 FROM THE FIELD: Threatened Brazilian activist fights for slavery descendants' rights Human rights must be maintained in beating back the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘without exception’ – UN experts How Can Germans ‘Stay at Home’ If They Are Homeless? Committed to equity & inclusion in distance learning UNESCO rallies international organizations, civil society and private sector partners in a broad Coalition to ensure #LearningNeverStops DRC - Congolese police run down reporter covering coronavirus lockdown Protect Rights of People with Disabilities During COVID-19 France: Children Left in Limbo despite COVID-19 Mexico: Mexicans Need Accurate COVID-19 Information Coronavirus: RSF calls on China to release all detained journalists Nigerian Security Forces to Enforce Social Distancing COVID-19: ICRC global response to the coronavirus UK: COVID-19 Law Puts Rights of People with Disabilities at Risk Philippines: Curfew Violators Abused China’s Weak Excuse to Block Investigations in Xinjiang Thailand: COVID-19 Clampdown on Free Speech Prominent Congolese Lawyer Falls Victim to COVID-19 Moscow Silently Expands Surveillance of Citizens Pakistan Official Supports Transgender Community Amid COVID-19 Moving forward requires confronting slavery’s ‘racist legacy’: UN chief UN rights chief urges quick action by governments to prevent devastating impact of COVID-19 in places of detention In memory of Pilar Luna, Mexican underwater archeologist that left us on March 15, 2020 Closing the ‘Digital Divide’ Critical in COVID-19 Response Venezuela: Confirm Whereabouts of Disappeared Oil Executive Coronavirus: The information heroes China silenced Yemen: Saudi Forces Torture, ‘Disappear’ Yemenis Azerbaijan: Opposition Leader Arrested Nigeria: COVID-19 Cases On the Rise Malaysia: Migrants, Stateless at Extra Risk from Virus Rights Groups Urge Department of Homeland Security to Clarify Protocols for Asylum Seekers During Coronavirus Pandemic Ohio, Texas Use COVID-19 to Stop Abortions Americas: Amnesty International highlights human rights priorities for state responses to COVID-19 “If the Chinese press were free, the coronavirus might not be a pandemic,” argues RSF COVID-19: Lessons from Philippines jails show how to fight infectious coronavirus disease ‘Crip Camp’ Tells the Story of the US Disability Rights Movement COVID-19: Lessons from Philippines jails show how to fight infectious disease Ease sanctions against countries fighting COVID-19: UN human rights chief Russia’s Pretrial Prisons Vulnerable as COVID-19 Spreads Niger: Civil society organisations call on authorities to end harassment of human rights defenders COVID-19: Lessons from Philippine jails show how to fight infectious disease 1.37 billion students now home as COVID-19 school closures expand, ministers scale up multimedia approaches to ensure learning continuity PRADA and UNESCO postpone start of the Sea Beyond project on ocean sustainability as a precautionary measure in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Greece: Move Asylum Seekers, Migrants to Safety Pakistan: Protect prisoners during COVID-19 outbreak, says Amnesty International and Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) “If the Chinese press were free, the coronavirus might not be a pandemic” argues RSF Lebanon: COVID-19 Worsens Medical Supply Crisis COVID-19 Threatens South Sudan’s At-Risk Populations Cambodia: COVID-19 Clampdown on Free Speech Cambodia: COVID-19 Clampdown on Free Speech Bahrain’s Prison Release Positive but Insufficient Egypt: Security Forces Disappear, Torture Children “No One Cared He Was A Child” Egypt: Security Forces Disappear, Torture Children Egypt: Security Forces Disappear, Torture Children Witness: Beaten, Electrocuted, Tortured – Life for Boys in Egypt’s Prisons Papua New Guinea: Walking back from death to life UNESCO calls for Freedom of Expression and Access to Public Information to counter COVID-19 Three Pakistani reporters catch coronavirus Kyrgyzstan’s Coronavirus Response Should Let Activist Go Free Colombia: State must take appropriate measures to protect prison population from COVID-19 pandemic New global platform to keep information networks ‘safer, stronger’ throughout COVID-19 pandemic Water access critical to beating back COVID-19 spread in slum areas Mozambique: Authorities must do all needed to lawfully protect people in Cabo Delgado Congo-Brazzaville: Opposition supporters spending fourth month in jail must be released Azerbaijan releases jailed journalist Afgan Mukhtarli to Germany UN expert raises alarm over migrant, asylum seeker ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border Turkey Should Protect All Prisoners from Pandemic Hungary’s Orban Uses Pandemic to Seize Unlimited Power Strengthening Solidarity through Education, Culture and Knowledge PNG: Walking back from death to life Australia: Hold Special Forces to Account Thailand: Military conscripts face rampant harassment, beatings and sexual abuse Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO,on the occasion of the International Day of Nowruz Australia: Hold Special Forces to Account Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Water Day پیام خانم اودری آزوله دبیرکل یونسکو به مناسبت روز جهانی آب 22 مارس 2020 پیام خانم اودری آزوله دبیرکل یونسکو به مناسبت روز جهانی آب 22 مارس 2020 Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Access to Water Vital in COVID-19 Response Come Together, now! COVID-19 : UNESCO convenes Education Webinar on equity in schooling Water resources an essential part of the solution to climate change Cambodia: Drop Case Against Opposition Activist UNESCO convenes Education Webinar on equity in schooling in times of COVID-19 South Africa Should Uphold the Dignity of Asylum Seekers Rights Groups Urge Inclusion of Immigrant Families in Coronavirus Relief Bill Respect Rights in COVID-19 Response Advocacy Groups Letter to Protect Discovery Reform Coalition of Rights Groups Urge Los Angeles County Sheriff and Board of Supervisors to Stop Transfers to Federal Immigration Authorities and the Adelanto Immigration Prison Egypt’s Denial of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Egypt: Four Arrested Over COVID-19 Protest Human Rights Watch Memorandum of Support for Preservation of the New York Pretrial Reform Law US: Ensure Affordable COVID-19 Treatment Greece: Grant Asylum Access to New Arrivals Pakistan: Prisoners at Risk of COVID-19 Jordan: State of Emergency Declared Kenya’s Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators assessment validated at a national multi-stakeholder meeting Cambodia: Environmental Activists Harassed Wider Steps Needed to Protect Prisoners’ Health in Italy World Water Day: Water and Climate Change UN rights chief urges South Sudan authorities to address inter-communal violence Afghanistan’s Prisoner Dilemma South Sudan Needs to Address Cycles of Intercommunal Killings Bangladesh Should Address Vulnerability to Coronavirus Millions of Ethiopians Can’t Get COVID-19 News Journalist’s detention in Benin: “Three months is enough!” says RSF US Nursing Home Visitor Ban Isolates Seniors Chinese ambassador in France has no right to give lessons in coronavirus coverage Burkina Faso: Witness testimony confirms armed group perpetrated mass killings UK Bill a License for Military Crimes? Pandemic shakes up world’s education systems Hope in the Midst of the Coronavirus Uneven ‘Extremism’ Justice in Kyrgyzstan Respect Rights in COVID-19 Response Human Rights Dimensions of COVID-19 Response Helsingin Sanomat Foundation renews its support to UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ugandans Trying to Get Home Forced to Pay for COVID-19 Quarantine Exiled Tajik Activist Brutally Attacked in Lithuania US: Address Impact of Covid-19 on Poor Preventing discrimination against people with disabilities in COVID-19 response Amid the conflict and suffering, Yemenis’ generosity stands firm Platforms response to coronavirus shows that, when they want, they can Helsinging Sanomat Foundation eagerly renews its support to UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize RSF calls on China to stop cracking down on voices criticizing its coronavirus management UAE: Prisoners with HIV Vulnerable to Coronavirus US Again Threatens International Criminal Court Prominent Journalist Freed in Azerbaijan US: Plan to Shut Border Endangers Asylum Seekers COVID-19 : with half of world’s student population out of school, UNESCO launches coalition to accelerate remote learning solutions USA: Trump administration using coronavirus pandemic to justify discriminatory ban on asylum-seekers at southern border Towards the Ocean Decade: Q&A with Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, President of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Half of world’s student population not attending school: UNESCO launches global coalition to accelerate deployment of remote learning solutions Egypt withdraws British reporter’s press credentials for questioning official coronavirus figures RSF urges China to rescind decision to expel New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post reporters Announcement related to the COVID-19 crisis Kazakhstan: Women’s Day Activists Convicted Bangladesh: Reveal whereabouts of disappeared journalist, end repression Zimbabwe Removes Barriers to Education Mali: Army, UN Fail to Stop Massacre Lena Simet Algeria: Prominent Journalist Facing Charges Egypt: Security Forces Disappear, Torture Children Brazil: Water and sanitation provide benefits to communities in Roraima World TB Day: Lessons from TB in Philippine jails to help in fight against COVID-19 COVID19 : Quick tips to support your children in learning at home Thailand: Insurgents Bomb Government Agency in South China: Reverse Ban on American Journalists Talking to your children about coronavirus: Let them know you’re listening, remind them you care Myanmar Denials Define COVID-19 Response Corona Virus Media Watch launched by UNESCO’s International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence in Slovenia Bangladeshi police fail to investigate journalist’s disappearance Kazakh authorities harass opposition journalist Saudi Arabia: New Mass Corruption Arrests Greece: Violence Against Asylum Seekers at Border India: HELP Course trains professionals to effectively lead an emergency health response Iraq: 3D reconstruction shows security forces deliberately killed protesters Advocacy Groups Urge Los Angeles County Officials to Take Immediate Action to Stop Spread of COVID-19 Through Jails and Communities Nadia Hardman Coronavirus: Egypt's Prisons Could Spare Disaster with Conditional Releases Pope Francis Should Speak Out Against Beijing’s Abuses Syria: Government Forces Apparently Abuse Civilians Syria’s Detainees Left Even More Vulnerable to Coronavirus Sudan: UN/AU Plan for Darfur Falls Short Greek Vessel Takes Syrians, Afghans to Closed Camp Improving access to health care for pregnant women in central Mozambique Improving access to healthcare for pregnant women in central Mozambique Nepali winners of intangible heritage storytelling contest awarded Syria: Humanitarian aid workers and property must be respected and protected ICRC Publications in Farsi Brazil: Two years after killing of Marielle Franco, Rio de Janeiro authorities must solve unanswered questions UAE: Woman Prisoner Reportedly Attempts Suicide Human Rights Watch Letter Re: House Bill 303 and Health Care for Transgender and Intersex Children HRW and ACLU Letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Regarding Prevention and Management of the Coronavirus at the Adelanto Processing Center Iraq Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement Bangladesh: Urgently Locate Missing Journalist Cyclone Idai: Families pay their respects to lost loved ones one year on Cuba: Amnesty International calls for release of artist and prisoner of conscience Coronavirus Ban Cuts Off US Vets from Families UN human rights chief: racism and xenophobia are ‘contagious killers’ too China’s Neighbors Respect Rights to Combat Coronavirus Expanding Agency for People with Disabilities in Brazil Institutions One year after Cyclone Idai, tens of thousands of people still homeless UNESCO’s efforts in conserving the cultural heritage in the Greater Lumbini Area Iranian journalists hounded for disputing official coronavirus figures #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release “She is buried, she is at peace.” Syria: After almost a decade lost to violence, emergency and long-term needs are vast Thailand: Drop Charges Against Opposition Leader Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis Now Poses a Global Threat Egypt Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement The Human Toll of China’s Coronavirus Control Efforts UN: Rights Body Needs to Step Up on Xinjiang Abuses Iran Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement Lebanon: Spate of Free Speech Prosecutions Iran: Free Wrongfully Detained Prisoners Pakistan jails media group editor Pakistan: Release Media Group Editor Ecuador: State must urgently adopt public policy to protect human rights defenders facing grave risks Still No Justice for Murders of UN Experts in Congo International ocean science project strengthens North-West African countries’ capacity to sustainably use marine resources Weinstein Rape Sentence in US Boosts #MeToo Movement Global conference on press freedom postponed due to COVID-19 Targeted for Going to School in Cameroon UK School Closures Could Leave Children Hungry US: COVID-19 Threatens People Behind Bars Morocco/Western Sahara: Video Captured Police Violence ICRC welcomes the ratification of the Kampala Convention by Somalia If China really considers web surveillance “against human rights”, it must stop spying on journalists US State Department Again Ignores Women’s Reproductive Rights Human Rights Council Should Take Action on Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and India COVID-19: Protecting prison populations from infectious coronavirus disease Music in Mosul, more than just a tune RSF opens “The Uncensored Library” – The digital home of Press Freedom within a global computer game Reporters Without Borders (RSF) opens “The Uncensored Library” – The digital home of Press Freedom within a global computer 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Kyrgyzstan: Women’s Activists Detained