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Tragic Loss of Somali Activist Droughts in the Anthropocene – impacts and solutions FROM THE FIELD: Gaza men advocate for an end to early marriage A kiss between migrants wins the documentary photo contest, promoted by Canon and ICRC Chile: Deliberate policy to injure protesters points to responsibility of those in command Somalia: Killing of human rights activist underlines need for civilian protection Cameroon’s attorney-general asks court not to release journalist Rethinking multilateralism with young change makers Afghanistan: ICRC facilitates release of 10 Afghan National Security Forces detainees Niger: Release of civil society leader must signal end of attacks on human rights defenders Facebook and Google’s pervasive surveillance poses an unprecedented danger to human rights We called out Facebook and Google but still need them. That's exactly the problem. The West Wouldn’t Hold Myanmar Accountable for Ethnic Cleansing. Now a Small African Nation is Stepping in Are Russian Authorities Trolling on Domestic Violence? Voting for Human Rights: A Guide for 2020 Children Know Their Rights Vietnam: Longtime Critic Facing Trial USA: Exoneration of Scott Warren is a triumph for humanity Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Israeli settlements, World Children’s Day, fossil fuel overuse President of France urges protection of youth online at UNESCO celebration of 30th anniversary of Convention on Rights of the Child Israeli settlements remain ‘flagrant violation’ of international law, UN envoy tells Security Council Young activists do the talking as UN marks World Children’s Day Ringing the Alarm on Killer Robots Ukraine Becomes 100th Country to Endorse Safe Schools Declaration Going on assignment in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Nigeria: Sowore, Bakare and Jalingo declared Prisoners of Conscience Australia urged to grant asylum to two Saudi journalists facing death threat UNESCO Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER) Youth voices and the future of Artificial Intelligence at UNESCO’s General Conference Amazon Takes Transparency Step China: RSF welcomes the awarding of Swedish PEN Prize to detained publisher Gui Minhai Ailing Cameroonian journalist must be freed before it is too late Iran disconnects Internet to crack down on protests in silence Independent Serbian TV channel subjected to smear campaigns, intimidation Spread the Progress on Children’s Rights to All Bolivia: Interim Government Adopts Abusive Measures Human Rights Watch Briefing Note for the Eighteenth Session of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties Written Testimony: “Examining the Human Rights and Legal Implications of DHS’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy” France Slammed Over Treatment of Migrant Children Young Climate Activists’ UN Complaint Against France The ICRC recommends humane treatment for all detainees, not just specific groups Chile: Amnesty International requests meeting with President Piñera, will announce results of investigation in press conference 120 ministers gathered at UNESCO call for stronger cultural policies for more sustainable societies 120 ministros reunidos en la UNESCO llaman a reforzar las políticas culturales para lograr sociedades más sostenibles Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Israeli settlements, Sahel crisis, Iran protests, reconciliation for peace, World Toilet Day US pardons for accused war criminals, contrary to international law: UN rights office Problematic Bills on Lebanon Parliament’s Agenda Iran: Security Forces Violently Crack Down on Protesters Mexico commits to improve protection of journalists during UNESCO seminar Instituto do Património Cultural (Cabo Verde) awarded UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri cultural landscapes prize UNESCO launches three reports on journalists’ safety, access to information, and election coverage Iran protests: Live ammunition reportedly used, says UN human rights office Tanzanian reporter must be freed and given medical care, RSF says Instituto do Património Cultural (Cabo Verde) awarded UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri cultural landscapes prize UAE: Groups Press to Aid Prisoners With HIV Rwanda: 30 judges and court registrars complete advanced IHL training Southern Indian state cracks down on “false” reports CAR: Peacekeeping Mandate Renewed as Attacks Continue Egypt: Families Of Dissidents Targeted Don’t Shield Suspected UK War Criminals from Justice Myanmar: More Jail Time for Satirical Troupe Russia: “Foreign Agents” Bill Threatens Journalists Rules for a New Surveillance Reality US to Refugees: Poor Asylum Seekers Need Not apply Calling Out Kazakhstan on Domestic Violence Letter to Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown RE: ILLICIT CASH Act America Should Not Lag Behind on Protecting Children A Commitment to Civilians New Effort to Curb Explosive Weapons Kenya and Portugal announce their support to the Decade Alliance Bolivia: Jeanine Añez must immediately repeal decree giving impunity to Armed Forces personnel Mozambique: Fears grow for election monitors secretly transferred to new prison Monday’s Daily Brief: Progress and pitfalls in child rights, millions of Afghans acutely food insecure, Middle East nuclear-free zone, social media and child detention Central European University Opens Vienna Campus After Hungary Ousting Anti-terror measures against youngsters’ online posts ‘linked to spike in child detention globally’ US: Approve Bill to Curb Money Laundering Palestinian reporter loses eye when Israeli police fire on protesters Australian science writer and journalist Karl Kruszelnicki to receive UNESCO Kalinga Prize Ashoka Trust (India) to receive 2019 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Conservation Incendiary Weapons Draw Widespread Condemnation Sudan: Providing water for vulnerable communities in Darfur Ethiopia: “Playing wheelchair basketball becomes an orbit of my happiness” Displacement in armed conflict debated at a panel discussion in Amman Local action for global goals: Measuring progress on access to information in Pakistan The Young Activists Fighting Lead Pollution in Zambia “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” - RSF’s new ad UNICEF reports uneven progress in 30 years of child rights treaty The Regional Maritime Security Operations Workshop: Enforcement challenges and humanitarian issues in maritime setting Uganda: Stop Police Harassment of LGBT People Sudan: Justice Needed for Protester Killings Journeying in the world of games with media and information literacy UAE-UNESCO Global Tolerance Leadership Programme to foster tolerance and inclusion Anti-Doping Convention: Mauritania to become the 189th State Party Repression, use of force risk worsening Bolivia crisis: UN human rights chief Laos: Democracy Activists Arrested Guinea: two reporters injured while covering Conakry protest Laos: Democracy Activists Arrested Russia: Criminal Charges for Gay-Friendly Chat Show Brazil’s Amazon —and Its Defenders—Are Under Attack From Illegal Loggers “There Is a Price to Pay” Lebanon: Defamation Laws Used to Silence Critics Smarter Responses Needed for Online Abuse in South Korea ICC green-lights probe into violent crimes against Rohingya ICC gives green light for probe into violent crimes against Rohingya UNESCO adopts new Strategy for Youth and Adult Literacy for 2020 to 2025 with support from Member States ‘Diversity is a form of wealth, not a factor of division,’ UNESCO chief says ahead of International Day for Tolerance Rules for the ages? London debate sets out challenges facing IHL Sweden arrests Iranian suspected of role in 1988 massacre Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia: International organisations cautiously welcome improved terms of the public inquiry ICC gives greenlight for probe into violent crimes against Rohingya Protests Erupt in Georgia over Failed Electoral Reforms Yellow Vests : one year on, RSF proposals for ensuring journalists’ safety at protests in France Jihadis threaten to kill journalists in Idlib province As online harassment trial opens in France, RSF proposes tougher legislation Threat to DRC journalists who cover measures to combat Ebola UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of journalist Buenaventura Calderón in Honduras Director-General condemns murder of journalist Dindo Generoso in the Philippine What you need to know about the UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants UNESCO closely follows tides and flooding in Venice World Heritage site Environmental Lawyer and Professor Donald A. Brown (USA) receives 2019 UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science New hate campaign against Indian columnist Rana Ayyub African Union: ICRC Seminar on the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Nigeria: Despite Court Order, Activist Still Held Oklahoma prisoner release highlights the failed 'drug war' Statement by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots to the Convention on Conventional Weapons Algeria: Escalating Repression of Protesters Peacekeeping Operations: ICRC Statement to the United Nations, 2019 Norway steps up its support for UNESCO’s comprehensive sexuality education programmes in Africa Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls: UNESCO launches new publication Thursday’s Daily Brief:  Envoy heads for Bolivia, ICC on Myanmar, dignity for sanitation workers, sterilizing mosquitoes Unprecedented UN Critique of China’s Xinjiang Policies Human rights experts call for ‘paradigm shift’ on arbitrary detention in Qatar Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice #KeepTruthAlive: New UNESCO campaign to commemorate International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists RSF condemns cancellation of Vanuatu newspaper editor’s work permit UNESCO and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation join forces to promote arts education in support of disadvantaged children Sierra Leone editor charged with defamation for unpublished story Algeria: Escalating Repression of Protesters Iraq: Security Forces Attack Medics Treating Protesters Vietnam: Activist Facing Prison Term for Facebook Posts Nepal: New NGO Law Should Protect Rights Italy Shares Responsibility for Libya Abuses against Migrants Statement to the Convention on Conventional Weapons Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Submissions to the European Court of Human Rights US Proposal to Collect DNA from Detained Immigrants Violates Privacy Rights Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture Tunisia: New Parliament’s Rights Priorities Papua New Guinea: Detainees Denied Lawyers, Family Access Iraqis paying an ‘unthinkable price’ to be heard, UN envoy tells politicians in Baghdad Targeted attacks on helpless media amid chaos in Bolivia New Revelations on Dutch Role in Deadly Iraq Attack Oslo is venue for academic launch of new UNESCO safety report Emerging digital trends on media and elections discussed at the 2019 World Forum for Democracy Second Inter-regional Conference for the Memory of the World held in the Republic of Korea Media and Information Literacy Joins Games for Learning Oslo is venue for academic launch of new ESCO safety report UK Elections Are About More Than Brexit Health despite bars: Asia-Pacific region tackles state of prison health EU Should Extend Sanctions Against Congo Rights Abusers Guinea: Appalling human rights “red flags” ahead of presidential election RSF warns Spanish far-right party to stop violating press freedom Prominent Turkish journalist re-arrested just one week after his release Science meets Art: Announcing ‘Specially-Abled Children’s National Science Painting Competition’ Europe Poll Supports Killer Robots Ban Human Rights Watch Submits Comments on Proposed Rule on DNA-Sample Collection from Immigration Detainees South Korea Deports Two From North to Likely Abuse Human Rights Watch Submits Comments on Proposed Rule on DNA-Sample Collection from Immigration Detainees Bolivia: Prioritize Rights in Wake of Morales Resignation UAE: Political Detainees Languish Behind Bars UAE: Political Detainees Languish Behind Bars South Sudan Has 100 More Days to Transition to New Government Global meeting of education ministers and university leaders paves way for greater inclusion and mobility in higher education RSF condemns German TV crew’s detention in Belarusian capital RSF breaks the silence forced on journalists in Indian-administered Kashmir UN Secretary-General highlights UNESCO’s global leadership in education at Organization’s 40th General Conference Nairobi summit: Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development RSF condemns German TV crew’s arrest in Belarusian capital Everything you always wanted to know about UNESCO's General Conference, but were too afraid to ask Institutes from around the world are joining the Connect 2 Socotra Campaign Philippine radio host gunned down for criticizing corrupt gambling Ethiopia: ICRC delivered IHL training to high-ranking trainee military officers Philippine Vice President Could Score a ‘Drug War’ Win Nigerian State Pushes to Keep Pregnant Girls in School Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder First global meeting of ministers and university leaders to address inclusion and mobility in higher education Ensuring All Get Aid During Humanitarian Crises Cambodia: Drop Case Against Opposition Leader Gambia Brings Genocide Case Against Myanmar Standing Firm against Incendiary Weapons UN Should Focus on Protester Deaths in Iraq Rights Review People With Mental Health Conditions Chained and Abused in Nigeria Monday’s Daily Brief: Guterres on Bolivia and multilateralism, Syria and Iraq’s displaced, forest initiative, the healing arts One Step Closer to Justice for Murdered Thai Activist French President Silent on Rampant Abuses During China Visit Chile: Amnesty International denounces human rights violations to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Russia: Don’t Block Action on Incendiary Weapons Nigeria: People With Mental Health Conditions Chained, Abused Papua New Guinea: Video Shows Police Abuse Sri Lanka: Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges Islamabad: Two-day roundtable promotes discourse on Islam and humanitarian principles Papua New Guinea: Video Shows Police Abuse Cambodia: Reprieve for Kem Sokha a ‘token gesture’ that should not distract from human rights crisis Iraq: Rein in security forces to prevent a bloodbath Welfare Surveillance on Trial in the Netherlands The Chinese Government Cannot Be Allowed to Undermine Academic Freedom Nigeria Releases 86 More Children and Youth from Military Prison Lebanon: Protect Protesters from Militia Attacks Iraq: Teargas Cartridges Killing Protesters Iraq: Teargas Cartridges Killing Protesters EU: Address Croatia Border Pushbacks Disability Discrimination May Tarnish Spain’s Electoral Reforms Violence can ‘never be the answer’: UN rights experts condemn excessive force during Chile protests World Science Day: Open science, leaving no one behind Egypt: ‘Credible evidence’ that ‘brutal’ prison conditions prompted Morsi’s death, thousands more at risk 60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support UN human rights expert alarmed at rise in Cambodia arrests Hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk in Syria amid ongoing violence in northeast and northwest India strips overseas citizenship from reporter who criticized Modi Speaking truth to power: the UN experts fighting for global human rights Mauritania: University Age Cutoff Suspended Syria: Fears for civilian population as key water plant remains out of action Director-General condemns murder of broadcaster Papy Mahamba Mumbere in DRC Director-General urges investigation into killing of journalists Maraden Sianipar and Maratua Siregar in Indonesia Lebanon: Protect Protesters from Attacks Shaken Up: Looking back at the earthquake that changed personal history South Sudan: 100 days to alleviate the suffering of millions 128 Rights Groups Urge New York Legislature to Implement Pretrial Reforms Brazilians Poisoned by Pesticides Sprayed Near Homes and Schools "Repatriation" of Syrians in Turkey Needs EU Action Congo Warlord Gets 30 Years Brazil: Special report on stateless persons wins ICRC International Humanitarian Coverage Award Vietnam: Drop Terrorism Charges Against Political Campaigners USA: Drop abusive criminal charges against humanitarian volunteer Scott Warren UNESCO is seeking nominations for the Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize for Microbiology 2020 Tajikistan’s autocratic leader visits Paris ‘Terminator’ warlord Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years in prison for DR Congo atrocities What is the Global Convention on higher education? RSF concern in run-up to Ján Kuciak murder trial South Sudan expels another journalist, second in two weeks Cambodia: Let Opposition Leaders Return Panamanians Protest Proposed Ban on Marriage Equality 137 Groups Urge Lawmakers to End Prolonged Solitary Confinement In New York 'Pregnant Students in Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection' Pregnant Students in Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection California's Prisoner Firefighters Deserve a Chance at a New Life Macron Should Call Out Tajikistan President for Brutal Repression Mexican government declines to recognize freedom of expression crisis ‘Violence, atrocities and impunity’ reign throughout Libya, ICC prosecutor tells UN Security Council Russian Criminal Investigation Launched Over Video of a Gay Man Talking to Children Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes Director-General deplores killing of Kurdish journalists Saad Ahmed and Mohammed Hussein Rasho in Syria Director-General urges investigation into murder of journalist Javier Córdoba Chaguendo in Colombia Tsunami Center for South China Sea becomes fully operational on World Tsunami Awareness Day Gender Equality and Technology: Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Women Empowerment Grenada receives second Tsunami Ready recognition on World Tsunami Awareness Day Funeral Killings Ahead of New Round of Guinea Demonstrations On the eve of UPR, Kazakhstan urged to decriminalize press offences Seminar in Mexico to discuss prevention and prosecution of crimes against journalists in Latin America African Union: Seminar on use of explosive weapons in populated areas Sri Lankan presidential candidates asked to guarantee editorial independence Vietnam: Free Activist Jailed for Facebook Posts The Devil Is in the Details Israel: Supreme Court Greenlights Deporting Human Rights Watch Official New Chairs to Lead Human Rights Watch Board Yemen: Ongoing Fighting in Al Dhaela Province Triggers New Wave of Displacement Venezuela: kneading dreams amidst breads, pastries and biscuits Two well-known Turkish journalists freed but not acquitted African judges call for capacity-building on freedom of expression issues After journalist’s murder, protection urgently needed in DRC US Cuts Cameroon Trade Privileges Over Rights Abuses Saudi Arabia: Change Comes with Punishing Cost The High Cost of Change Saudi Arabia: Change Comes with Punishing Cost Kazakhstan: UN Review Should Press for Reforms UAE: Prisoners Denied Lifesaving HIV Treatment Ocean Decade Alliance revealed at Our Ocean Conference Hong Kong: the Attack on the Chinese Regime’s Mouthpiece Xinhua does not serve the cause of journalism Hong Kong: RSF Firmly Condemns the Attack on Xinhua News Agency’s Office Australia: Royal Commission Finds Aged Care Horrors Investigative reporters who covered land disputes murdered in western Indonesia UNESCO rolls out Ocean Decade Alliance at Our Ocean Conference Germans Reflect on 30 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall Ethiopia: Army officers discuss laws of armed conflict and international human rights standards Meet Marshet: A young Ethiopian girl leading big changes in her community UNESCO participates in African Judicial Dialogue Iraq: Arrests for Voicing Protest Solidarity Human Rights Watch to Honor ‘Why We Hate’ Uganda: Security Forces Attack Students, Journalists Bride Trafficking to China Spreads Across Asia Lebanon’s Women Have Fought for Change – and Should Get It Egypt: Prominent Rights Defender Attacked Submission to Environmental Protection Agency Regarding Proposed Changes to Coal Combustion Residuals Rule Turkmenistan: Gay Man Missing After Coming Out Online ISIS Suspect Transfers to Iraq Replete with Risks HRW Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Kazakhstan Friday's Daily Brief: When journalists are targets, landslides in Cameroon, UN Female Police Officer of the Year award ‘When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole, pay a price’: UN chief Russia’s Crackdown on Human Rights Defenders Escalates Gender-sensitive Reintegration in Context We must be vigilant in guarding against the erosion of humanitarian law AP journalist’s expulsion another blow to press freedom in South Sudan ‘When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole, pay a price’, UN chief Education and inclusion should be human rights priorities, UN Assembly hears France: Highlight China’s Rights Crisis Helping vulnerable displaced people in Burkina Faso Crimea: Conscription Violates International Law Groups Urge Congress to Oppose US-UK Cloud Act Agreement Self-dealing Trump is Kleptocrats’ Role Model America once led anti-corruption fight. Now self-dealing Trump is kleptocrats' role model. China’s Bride Trafficking Problem “They’ve Shot Many Like This” “They’ve Shot Many Like This” Kyrgyzstan: Bill Threatens Workers’ Rights Myanmar: Actors Convicted of Criticizing Army Indonesia to Expand Abusive Blasphemy Law Chile: Decision to cancel APEC and COP25 will not divert the international community's attention from human rights violations World Cities Day: Innovation at the heart of the city and the list of smart cities for 2020 Thursday’s Daily Brief: The power of mediation, Southern Africa food crisis, urban deaths, climate meeting update and Iraq protest latest Ghana Should Resist World Congress of Families’ Anti-LGBT Message More Aid Workers Killed in South Sudan ICRC appoints new director-general Reality for IDPs is messy and complex: We must work together to understand and address their needs Djibouti : a journalist beaten and arrested twice New law takes Internet censorship in Russia to a new level Ukrainian court tries to force investigative reporters to reveal their sources Iraq: Gruesome string of fatalities as new tear gas grenades pierce protesters’ skulls Haiti: Amnesty International verifies evidence of excessive use of force against protesters UNESCO expresses solidarity with Japan as fire rips through World Heritage Site in Okinawa UNESCO alerts on violence against the media for International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Russia: New Law Expands Government Control Online A New, Uncertain Era Begins for Kashmir UNESCO’s General Conference: a global laboratory of ideas to map future multilateral cooperation, 12 to 27 November The “Moscow Case”: What You Need to Know International Day to End Impunity Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée and RSF’s secretary-general appeal to G20 Ethiopia: ICRC and ERCS reach displaced households with cash assistance Ethiopia: AU state members and experts assess humanitarian impact of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Botswana: President-elect Masisi must make death penalty abolition his top priority Afghanistan: CIA-Backed Forces Commit Atrocities Malaysia: Repeal Abusive Security Law For Civilians in Northern Syria, There is No Escape Countries Blast China at UN Over Xinjiang Abuses Between walls and rumours: women on the margins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict The “Moscow Case”: What You Need to Know Brazil: Authorities must clarify alarming reports over killing of Marielle Franco Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Iraq protests, ‘historic’ Syria talks, Chile pulls out of COP25, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, new nuclear watchdog chief Brazil’s President Bolsonaro insults and threatens TV Globo UNESCO celebrates World Cities Day designating 66 new Creative Cities Iraq protests: UN calls for national talks to break ‘vicious cycle’ of violence Hong Kong: Prominent Activist Barred from Elections “Maximum Pressure” WhatsApp: Scores of activists targeted with NSO spyware Persecution Against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia Escalates Pakistani regulator bans TV anchors from expressing opinions UNESCO and Twitter team up for media and information literacy Claude Lévi-Strauss: the view from afar RSF seeks injunction to remove huge Saudi street ad in Paris North Nicosia court urged to uphold acquittal of two journalists UNESCO advised Twitter on how to review their Learning Guide through the lens of media and information literacy India should ‘unlock’ freedom curbs in disputed Kashmir, urges UN human rights chief Art Exhibit on Pakistan’s Police Killings Shuttered When sailing races became science labs South Africa: Failing asylum system is exacerbating xenophobia Mexico: Risks at Border for Those With Disabilities Iran: Sanctions Threatening Health Greece: Asylum Overhaul Threatens Rights Tanzania: Asylum Seekers Coerced into Going Home Open Letter Urges the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to Address Serious and Systematic Human Rights Violations in Cameroon Venezuela's Infiltration of the UN Human Rights Council “As Long as I am Quiet, I am Safe” Escaped Congolese Warlord Inspires New Attacks Montenegro appeal court quashes Jovo Martinović’s 18-month jail sentence Monday’s Daily Brief: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gender gap in Latin America, Syria talks in Geneva, human rights in Egypt, the future of digital telecommunications Internet Bringing New Forms of Violence Against Women UNESCO is seeking nominations for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020 Youth Open Letter to Heads of International Development Organizations and States to Act on Media and Information Literacy European Parliament: Rights Award Boosts Pressure on China Moroccan appeal court increases journalist’s jail sentence to 15 years Guinea-Bissau closes popular radio station’s provincial branches How a school director in Ethiopia is fostering gender equality in education Tanzania: Climate of Fear, Censorship as Repression Mounts EU Parliament Urges Tough Action Against Egypt’s Crackdown RSF calls for the release of a Chinese reporter who covered the Hong Kong protests Witness: When the Law is Unjust in Tanzania Iraq: Protesters Killed by Teargas Canisters Study Finds Deterioration in US Air Quality Joint Letter on Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism Rights Groups Urge Cosponsorship of the Second Look Act Victory Against Child Marriage in Tanzania A Hopeful Speech, but Will Tunisia’s President Deliver? Protests around the world: Politicians must address ‘growing deficit of trust’, urges Guterres A Leader for Our Times Tunisia’s new president urged to consolidate press freedom gains RSF concerned for journalists’ safety in Colombia’s Nariño department Ukraine: Donetsk separatists sentence reporter to 15 years in prison Genetic doping and artificial intelligence on Agenda of UNESCO Anti-doping Conference UN Criticized for Failing to Live Up to Its Own Values in Kosovo China: after the Václav Havel Prize, imprisoned citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti awarded the Sakharov Prize No journalist should be jailed for defamation, DRC authorities told Joint Statement by the Republic of South Africa and the International Committee of the Red Cross on the Occasion of the 19th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law Great Zimbabwe University heading to Arusha Hong Kong: RSF opposes any centralised system for identifying journalists To Speak Out is Dangerous Thailand: Peaceful Critics Prosecuted Countering Domestic Violence Myths in Armenia Algeria: Crackdown on Protestant Faith Northern Ireland Strikes Victory for Equality Chile: Amnesty International announces research mission to document grave human rights violations Turkey: Syrians Being Deported to Danger Local newspaper editor detained in Algerian city of Annaba ‘Killer Robots’ Debate Hits the Small Screen RSF alarmed by escalating violence against reporters in Chile Iraq: Government Promises Action On Security Force Abuse Four Burundian journalists arrested while covering rebel incursion ECO Magazine and IOC-UNESCO Announce Partnership to Support the UN Ocean Decade Connected Lithuania working towards an inclusive knowledge society Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators advance in Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay UNESCO schools give hope to Syrian refugees in Lebanon RSF warns journalists about Chinese propaganda app that may spy on them Mexico: One year after the killing of Julián Carrillo, Amnesty International calls for justice and protection for environmental defenders Libya: Abducted Medical Staff Freed After 12 Days Japan’s Quiet Embrace of Myanmar’s Top Rights Abuser Burundi: Journalists, Driver Detained on Reporting Trip The Human Right to Water Operational update on the Central African Republic: Situation still worrying for thousands of displaced people fleeing violence in Birao Decisive international action needed to end Israeli occupation: UN rights expert US Power Outages Endanger People with Disabilities New Leadership for African Rights Group Presents Opportunity Palestinian Authority blocks 51 online news sources Two Al Jazeera journalists forced to leave Guinea Palestinian Authority blocks 51 media outlets Displacement spike in Burkina Faso shows need for Kampala Convention on its 10th anniversary UNESCO celebrates World Cities Day, 31 October Chad: No Redress for Ex-Dictator’s Victims UK LGBT Hate Crimes Stats Make Shocking Reading Canada: Make First Nations Water Supply a Priority Afrah Nasser Another Birthday Behind Bars: The UAE’s Unjust Imprisonment of Ahmed Mansoor Why Children in Kabwe, Zambia, Still Suffer Lead Poisoning US Congress Should Pass Law to Protect Women’s and Girls’ Rights Around the World Why Children in Kabwe Still Suffer Lead Poisening Why Children in Kabwe Still Suffer Lead Poisoning UNESCO Celebrates World Cities Day | 31 October 2019 Chile: Respect Rights in Protest Response Bolivia: Authorities must respect the right to peaceful protest Morocco must free citizen-journalist on hunger strike, RSF says EU: Sanction Nicaraguans for Grave Abuses Success of nuclear explosion video shows people care about potential of massive destruction Announcement of the laureates of UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences Somalia : Puntland authorities persecute former radio station manager Azerbaijan: Peaceful Rallies Dispersed Violently ICRC Statement on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) EWIPA: ICRC Statement on the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas Libya: Civilians caught in the crossfire as militias battle for Tripoli Lebanon Plan to Address Protest Grievances Falls Short Political Prisoners Cambodia Chile: Amnesty International writes to President Piñera reiterating his human rights obligations Monday’s Daily Brief: Online hate, gender equality in Africa, Chile protests, African migrants in Europe, Security Council in South Sudan Journalist jailed on defamation charge in southern Kazakhstan UN rights chief urges ‘immediate dialogue’ to end Chile unrest Companies ‘failing’ to address offline harm incited by online hate: UN expert More than 90 per cent of Africa migrants would make perilous Europe journey again, despite the risks Rules of IHL are not just suggestions: Senior Minister of State Political Prisoners Cambodia Cambodia: Wave of Opposition Arrests Delicate and careful work to stabilize the fragile remaining structure of the Al-Hadba Minaret Stabilization the fragile remaining structure of the historic Al-Hadba Minaret EU Ambassador on a walking tour of the Erbil citadel World Heritage property Japan: Hold Myanmar to Account for Atrocities Chile: Authorities must guarantee human rights during state of emergency Lebanon: Security Forces Use Excessive Force Against Protesters Libya: Deadly Airstrike Apparently Unlawful Bosnia Should Immediately Close Inhumane Migrant Camp Statement by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security Statement on Incendiary Weapons, UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security Russian Activist Fights Use of Facial Recognition Technology UN Human Rights Council should bring increased attention to grave rights violations by members China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt Polish Parliament Should Scrap Bill Against Sex Education Fear Grips Women and Children Trapped in Syria Camps Military needs can never justify using inhumane or indiscriminate weapons Military needs can never justify using inhumane or indiscriminate weapons Military needs can never justify using inhumane or indiscriminate weapons UN human rights office urges Egypt to immediately release detained protestors Unaccompanied Migrant Children Unfairly on Trial in France Cuban Man Dies in US Immigration Custody United Nations organizations call on Member States to address global rise in antisemitism Turkey: Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak still in jail as retrial commences on new bogus terrorism charges Time for major press freedom reforms in DRC Nicaragua: Amnesty International launches campaign a year and a half since the crisis began and demands that the government stop the repression Syria-Russia Attack on Refuge an Apparent War Crime Guinea: End Crackdown on Opponents to New Constitution Groups Urge Surveillance Reforms as End-of-Year Deadline Approaches In Egypt, Institutional Insanity is the New Normal Cambodia: Rights Council Should Ensure Strong Resolution, Monitoring and Reporting UN: Protect Rights in Welfare Systems’ Tech Overhaul UNESCO and China sign agreement to support higher technical education in Africa Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members Universal jurisdiction is a key tool for ensuring serious violations of IHL are prevented, investigated, or repressed RSF asks President Radev to defuse Bulgaria’s press freedom “crisis” Amnesty International mourns Nigerian activist Kellu Haruna Iran abducts Paris-based Iranian opposition news provider