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COVID-19: Fight far from over as virus accelerates in Africa Tunisia: Homosexuality Convictions Upheld India: A year of throttling journalism in Kashmir Mali: New witness testimony reveals horrors of protest shootings Russia: Activist Facing Charges Over Peaceful Protest Hungary: Health Care Failures Endanger Lives Journalist’s conviction would prove Algeria is now authoritarian Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked Senegalese authorities must respond to ransacking of Dakar newspaper Ending Child Detention in Greece is Possible Cambodia: Free Prominent Trade Union Leader India: Abuses Persist in Jammu and Kashmir USA: Law enforcement violated Black Lives Matter protesters’ human rights, documents acts of police violence and excessive Force US: Congress Should Pass Reparations Bill The IMF’s Grand Anti-Corruption Experiment Ecuador Court to Review Military Use of Force Journalist and bodyguard gunned down in southern Mexico Vietnamese journalist Ngo Van Dung gets five years in prison Pressure on Karakalpakstan journalist wrongly accused of spreading false information Lebanon: Failure to Address Economic, Political Crisis Ukraine: Covid-19 Rules Blocked Access to Pensions Leaving No Roma behind during a pandemic, and beyond: a UN Resident Coordinator’s Blog Mauritania: President Should Lead Reform Process India: Supporting communities affected by floods amidst COVID-19 pandemic El Salvador: Police Officers Convicted for Transgender Murder Honduras: Authorities must deploy all necessary measures to locate five victims of apparent enforced disappearance US - Department of Homeland Security created intel reports on journalists, instructed officers on how to arrest and tear gas press without liability Zimbabwe: Authorities thwart anti-corruption protests, launch a witch-hunt against activists India: Supporting communities affected by floods amidst the COVID-19 pandemic Serbia: Release Covid-19 Data for Institutions Global Call to Reject Hong Kong Security Law Multiple Killings in Nigeria’s Kaduna State US: Probation, Parole Feed Mass Incarceration Crisis South Korea: Stop Intimidating North Korean Human Rights Groups Poland about to censor privately-owned media, like its Hungarian ally 75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a nuclear threat returns Cambodia/Thailand: Court ruling on Mitr Phol watershed moment for corporate accountability in SE Asia Belarus: Crackdown on Political Activists, Journalists US Should Focus on Rights for All, Not Rights for Some US Attorney General Denies Systemic Racism in Policing Egypt: ICRC donates vital protective equipment to health facilities in North Sinai amid COVID-19 crisis Jordan: Teachers’ Syndicate Closed; Leaders Arrested Italy: Covid-19 Exacerbates Obstacles to Legal Abortion DR Congo: Gangs Kidnap, Rape in National Park US Leaders Should Combat Anti-Asian Racism, Xenophobia First US Hospital Pledges to End Intersex Surgeries Tech Firms’ Counterterrorism Forum Threatens Rights World Day against Human Trafficking spotlights essential role of first responders Balochistan reporter gunned down for covering corruption UN System wide consultation on Ethics of AI Algerian journalists held for working for French TV without accreditation Egypt: ICRC donates vital protective equipment to health facilities in North Sinai amid corona-virus crisis Prisoners in Zimbabwe at Grave Risk of Covid-19 Spread Athletes Take on Voter Suppression in Florida #FreeKhaled: International committee formed to support Khaled Drareni ICRC response to COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist Venezuela: Allow UN to Help Stop Covid-19 Spread Turkey: Police, Watchmen Involved in Torture, Ill-Treatment Sexual Violence Against Men, Trans Women in Syria Conflict China: New Hong Kong Law a Roadmap for Repression US: Join Allies in Banning Cluster Munitions US: Californians Should Reject Proposition 25 Sudanese School Closed by Pandemic, Kept Closed by Armed Forces Ukraine: Draft Law Threatens Trade Union Rights Malaysia: Free Outspoken Migrant Worker How do you define lawful peaceful protest? The UN Human Rights Committee has a clear answer Oppressive climate for reporters in run-up to Belarus election Journalists’ deaths after release – alarm signal for Egypt and Saudi Arabia Bangladesh: Protection of detainees continues amid COVID-19 Waging war in cities: A deadly choice Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Forced labour, prostitution and child marriages: rescuing victims of trafficking in Malawi Philippines: Guidelines for management of dead during COVID-19 for those of Christian faith Philippines: Guidelines for the management of the dead in COVID-19 pandemic for those of Christian faith Nepal Park Guards Accused of Persecuting Indigenous People Cuba: Protest Over Police Killing Suppressed Brazil: Manaus TV anchor ambushed, threatened Central African Republic: ICC Sets Trial Poland Abandoning Commitment to Women Candidates for Next ICC Prosecutor Face Public Hearings Human rights report details ‘heartbreaking’ accounts of women detained in DPRK UNESCO warns of the need for greater presence of concepts such as knowledge of the world, climate change and gender equality in the Latin America and the Caribbean’s curricula Hungary: Urgent EU response needed to leading independent news site’s demise UN: Yemeni activist demands people with disabilities ‘have a seat at the table’ in crisis response Death threats against Bangladeshi blogger accused of “defaming Islam” China: three journalists handed jail terms for reporting on corruption Turkey: Social Media Law Will Increase Censorship Uganda Criminalizes Comedians Over Satirical Video Results of the Curricular Analysis of the Fourth Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (ERCE 2019) Central African Republic: Contending with COVID-19 in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis Guinea Bissau: attack by gunmen silences opposition radio station in Bissau Myanmar: End Unlawful Internet Restrictions Lebanon: Abolish Kafala (Sponsorship) System Yemen: Allow UN to Secure Oil Supertanker Cameroon: Civilians Killed in Anglophone Regions Saudi Arabia: Yemeni Blogger Convicted for Supporting LGBT Rights Cluster munitions: Treacherous weapons that still kill ten years after a convention to ban them Yemen: Torrential floods wreak havoc in war-stricken country Webinar: Results of the Curricular Analysis of the Fourth Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (ERCE 2019) Kyrgyzstan: Human Rights Defender Dies in Prison Sudan’s Army Threatens Activists, Journalists with Lawsuits US Covid-19 Relief Should Protect Immigrants Children in Nigeria and surrounding countries, continuing to endure ‘horrendous violations’ Protect people ‘fleeing war, violence’, UN refugee agency urges Poland Rights experts urge Nigeria to free humanist detained for blasphemy Zimbabwe: COVID-19 must not be used to stifle freedoms, says UN rights office Human rights office decries disproportionate use of force in US protests Maldives: Migrants Arrested for Protesting Abuses Hungary: Editor’s Sacking a Blow to Press Freedom Mexico: Overhaul Police Forces Unaccompanied Migrant Children Sleeping Outside in Paris Journalist held by “legitimate” Yemeni authorities on hunger strike RSF calls for probe into Saudi journalist’s death after release from prison Cuba: Repressive Rules for Doctors Working Abroad US Immigration Policies Foreshadowed Violence Against Protesters Kyrgyzstan Should Release Seriously Ill Rights Defender Russian Journalist Facing Charges after Police Broke His Arm Bahrain: Halt Executions of 2 Men Unfairly Convicted Cuba: Repressive Rules for Doctors Working Abroad EU’s Recovery Fund Should Protect People Living in Poverty Kenya: Mau Forest Evictees’ Plight Intensifies Japan: Cancel Financial Grant to Myanmar Police Security Council stalemate frustrates families of Syria’s missing detainees Somalia ratifies two major UNESCO cultural conventions Third report on the EU guidelines on promoting compliance with IHL Bosnia: Death threat against a journalist goes unpunished Moldovan reporters harassed by Russian soldiers on border with Transnistria Thousands Urge Ukraine’s President to Help Stop Violence Against Women Breach of HRW Database Hosted by Blackbaud A silent threat: In Papua New Guinea, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health Jordan: How Maryam’s cheese-making business helps support her family Colombia: Decision to forcibly eradicate illicit crops could result in human rights violations Iraq: Turkish Airstrike Disregards Civilian Loss DR Congo: Authorities Foundering on Rights Landmark Decision in Kenya Lead Pollution Case ‘Where is the Justice’ for Moroccan Transgender Women? Covid Creates Flashpoint for Anti-Migrant Sentiment in Italy Guatemala: Rights Official at Risk of Dismissal Malaysia: Stop Treating Rohingya Refugees as Criminals Brazil: Auditor calls out meat packer JBS’s use of its audits to claim compliant supply chain in the Amazon Benin regulator orders “unauthorized” media outlets to close India: Another reporter slain in Uttar Pradesh, second in a month Turkey tightens grip on social media platforms International Humanitarian Law Prize for African Academics 2020 Rights experts call on Tanzania to end ‘crackdown’ on civic space Iran urged to release rights activist with COVID-19 symptoms ‘before it is too late’ Cox’s Bazar: ICRC backs emergency wing renovation catering to 100,000 patients in a year How Maryam’s cheese-making business helps support her family Prison sentences for relatives of Iranian journalists RSF and NGO coalition call on Chinese President Xi Jinping to pardon journalist at risk of dying in prison A silent threat: The mental health impact of a pandemic in Papua New Guinea Venezuela: Helping the health care workers who help us Will Germany Seek Safe Housing Solutions for Asylum Seekers? Poetry takes on center stage to dispel mis- and dis-information on COVID-19 Chile: Government must establish dialogue with Mapuche prisoners and guarantee their rights to life and health English Premier League: Adopt Human Rights Policy Gambia: No Justice for 2005 Massacre of Migrants Japan: Pass Equality Act Before Olympics Kyrgyzstan/Kazakhstan: New Rules for Tallying Covid-19 Data Don’t Believe Orban’s Hype on EU Budget Russia: Rights Researcher’s Trial Raises Serious Concerns Philippines: ICRC operational update (July 2020) RSF set to testify in public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia as key witness found with slit throat Ethiopia urged to allow peaceful demonstrations, investigate protestor deaths Venezuela: Helping the healthcare workers who help us Zimbabwe : well-known journalist arrested at his Harare home Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – July 2020: Our response to COVID-19 Los Pinos Declaration [Chapoltepek] lays foundations for global planning for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages Nepal: Authorities must stop ruthless evictions of Indigenous peoples Philippines: ICRC response to COVID-19 (July 2020 edition) Zimbabwe Detains Anti-Corruption Activists International Humanitarian Law Bibliography Stars Back Human Rights Watch’s Vision for Post-Covid World Egypt: Apparent Covid-19 Outbreaks in Prisons Myanmar Needs to Answer to UN Rights Body Japan: Child Abuse in Pursuit of Olympic Medals UNESCO Cities Platform brings urban stakeholders together to discuss the future of cities Three years after its liberation, Mosul is on the rise #HoldTheLine Coalition calls for criminal tax charge to be dropped as Maria Ressa returns to court New social contract needed to combat ‘inequality pandemic’: Guterres Zimbabwe: Authorities continue their crackdown on dissent with arrest of investigative journalist and activist UNESCO Director-General condemns the killing of journalists German Vallecillo Jr. and Jorge Posas in Honduras UNESCO and the European Union join forces to ensure the flow of quality information in the Covid-19 crisis Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections ESD for 2030: What’s next for Education for Sustainable Development? Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Arabs Blocked From Returning ‘My children ask me when am I coming home’: stranded seafarers share their frustrations ‘My children ask me when I am coming home’: stranded seafarers share their frustrations ‘Inequality defines our time’: UN chief delivers hard-hitting Mandela day message COVID-19: Experts discuss need to secure health care systems online Body Cameras Alone Won’t Stop Discriminatory Policing in France India’s Police Found Complicit in Anti-Muslim Mob Violence Malaysia Shouldn’t Persecute Outspoken Migrant Worker Wartime sexual violence a ‘psychological weapon’, sets back cause of peace Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City We are Resisting Disinfodemic: Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020 No to Racism: Special #COVID-19 Edition of the Master Class UN: Angelina Jolie cites Amnesty International report on Yezidi child survivors of ‘Islamic State’ Hong Kong’s national security law: 10 things you need to know COVID-19: Experts discuss need to secure healthcare systems online Draft minimum standard dataset for the search of missing migrants UNESCO reaffirms need for Internet Universality, amid intensified threats Celebrating International Criminal Justice Day Libya: Reveal Missing Politician’s Whereabouts G20: Rich, powerful states must ensure COVID-19 recovery measures tackle global poverty, inequality, and the climate crisis Sixteen reporters arrested while covering protests in latest crackdown in Belarus ICC: Stand for Justice Seven Years of Suffering for Australia’s Asylum Seekers, Refugees UN independent expert welcomes UK court decision to allow Shamima Begum to fight for citizenship USA: State Department’s flawed ‘unalienable rights’ report undermines international law Water workers preserve public health despite war and Covid-19 Rise in women prisoners and COVID measures, ‘making sentences worse’ Nuclear testing legacy is ‘cruellest’ environmental injustice, warns rights expert Indonesia: Inter-denominational Christian ethics and IHL workshop with Sanata Dharma University Indonesia: ICRC attends first international conference on Buddhist ethics, education, and applied Buddhism Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom Moroccan journalist questioned for fifth time in three weeks Greece: Investigate Pushbacks, Collective Expulsions Sudan’s Law Reforms a Positive First Step Nepal’s Universal Periodic Review Guatemala: Amnesty International declares Bernardo Caal Xol a prisoner of conscience South Korea: New anti-discrimination bill offers hope and safety to many Venezuela: UN report highlights criminal control of mining area, and wider justice concerns Russia: Rights Defender Faces Criminal Charges US Structural Racism Shapes Access to Water During Covid-19 US - RSF concerned that visa review could force dozens of Voice of America journalists to leave the United States Independent rights expert says emerging technologies entrenching racism, discrimination Colombia: Armed Groups’ Brutal Covid-19 Measures Philippines Uses ‘Drug War’ Tactics to Fight Covid-19 Global Young Academy contributes to UNESCO’s consultation on Open Science Hamas bans journalists from working for Saudi TV channel UNESCO launches Global Skills Academy to boost employability of one million youth as recession looms UNESCO launches worldwide online public consultation on the ethics of artificial intelligence Venezuela: amputation, extortion and death amidst booming gold mining racket Statement in support of the mandate of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Afghanistan: Families who lost everything in conflict, struggle again due to COVID-19 Burundi: Make Rights a Priority Colombia: Armed Groups’ Brutal Covid-19 Measures Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist On Hejaaz Hizbullah: The latest victim of Sri Lanka’s draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act Webinar: "New life, new normal" by Smaratungga Buddhist College and ICRC Brazil: Cattle illegally grazed in the Amazon found in supply chain of leading meat-packer JBS Maldives: Free Speech, Assembly Under Threat Tulsa Searches for Mass Graves from 1921 Race Massacre Colombia: Killing of rights defenders, social leaders, ex-fighters, most serious threat to peace Armenia/Azerbaijan: ICRC worried about safety of civilians and ready to act as neutral intermediary Partnering with local organizations makes us stronger Ukraine: Independent Journalist Threatened Cambodia: Micro-Loan Borrowers Face Covid-19 Crisis Japanese journalist victim of judicial harassment for “defamatory” retweet Panama: New Trans Discrimination Cases Under Covid-19 Measures US Should Urgently Increase Access to Cooling United States Should Ban Use of Glyphosate on Food Crops How Brazil’s media resist “Bolsonaro system” harassment Niger: Politically motivated trial of journalist must end in her unconditional release COVID-19 threatens to set aid to education back by six years, warns UNESCO UNESCO and UNHCR call for the inclusion of refugees in the post-Covid-19 education effort COVID-19 response in Kenya, Djibouti and Tanzania Charting together for Education to #SaveOurFuture Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears Covid-19 Reveals Global Need to Improve Education Systems Lebanon: New Coalition to Defend Free Speech Israel: Court rejects bid to revoke notorious spyware firm NSO Group’s export licence How My Disability Prepared Me for Covid-19 COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population Discover new resources: “Us and Them - From Prejudice to Racism” Updated Commentary brings fresh insights on continued relevance of Geneva Conventions for treatment of prisoners of war Updated Commentary brings fresh insights on the continued relevance of Geneva Conventions for treatment of prisoners of war UK’s Africa Policy Should be Guided by Rights Pakistan: Free Editor; Stop Harassing Family Members Iran: Death Penalty for Protest-Related Charges New resources – “Us and Them - From Prejudice to Racism”: Podcasts and musical voyages Duterte’s congressional supporters seal Philippine network’s fate Egyptian spy discovered in Angela Merkel’s press office Baltic countries: Misusing EU sanctions to ban Russian TV channels is not a legitimate tool for promoting reliable information Tanzania suspends another media outlet over its Covid-19 coverage Youth Power against Mis- and Dis-Information on COVID-19 UNESCO statement on Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Three years after Liu Xiaobo’s death, at least ten press freedom defenders at risk of dying in China’s prisons A Nordic Comeback on Human Rights Cameroon: Civilians Forced to Do Guard Duty Russia: Dozens of Journalists Detained for Peaceful Protests Tajikistan: Intensified Pressure on Dissidents’ Families Lebanon in the Dark Music Shouldn’t Stop at Hong Kong’s School Gates US Nursing Home Residents Should Know Their Rights UAE: Omani Sentenced to Life in Tainted Trial Bangladesh: Move Rohingya from Dangerous Silt Island Nigeria operational update: Helping vulnerable communities adjust to COVID-19 economic impact Malta: RSF and 12 other international NGOs renew the call for justice 1000 days after the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia US Takes Key Action for Human Rights in China US Consumer Protection Agency Scraps ‘Payday Loan’ Rules Convocatoria: Voluntariado Soporte Socioemocional para la comunidad educativa de la Cuenca Media del Marañón – Amazonas All drone strikes ‘in self-defence’ should go before Security Council, argues independent rights expert UN chief underscores need for reconciliation 25 years after Srebrenica genocide Malta: RSF and 12 other press freedom NGOs renew the call for justice 1000 days after the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia Brazil: A coalition of civil society organizations takes legal action over attacks against journalists #HoldTheLine campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines 25 years after the sorrow of Srebrenica, 8,372 lives remembered Nigeria operational update: helping vulnerable communities to adjust to the economic impact of COVID-19 ICRC report: Climate change and conflict are a cruel combo that stalk the world’s most vulnerable Two Afghan journalists arrested, news agency harassed Venezuela: Rulings Threaten Free and Fair Elections Moscow’s Use of Facial Recognition Technology Challenged Turkey: Plan to Divide, Undermine Legal Profession Burkina Faso: Residents’ Accounts Point to Mass Executions US: Alabama Missing Ways to Improve Young People’s Health Justice at Risk in Democratic Republic of Congo Two Men Face Execution in Bahrain Covid-19 Catches Up with Brazil’s President Netherlands Sees No Role for Gender Marker on ID Documents Nigeria: Humanist Group Leader Held Incommunicado Malaysia: Stop Treating Criticism as a Crime Sri Lankan students put IHL into practice at the prestigious Jean-Pictet competition 14 July UN Chamber Music Society ResiliArt Concert UNESCO designates 15 new Geoparks in Asia, Europe, and Latin America 2020 US elections: Eight recommendations to protect press freedom UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women publishes report on safety of women journalists UN expert calls for end to gender-based violence against women journalists Freedom of expression as a fundamental right amid the COVID-19 pandemic RSF warns Pakistani authorities not to threaten journalists living abroad European Commission awards grant to support Reporters without borders’ Journalism Trust Initiative in Europe A conflict without borders continues to play out in the Sahel COVID-19: What you need to know about refugees’ education Outcry about Israeli TV news channel’s firing of journalists Former Kommersant journalist arrested on treason charge Website accused of contempt in another sign of decline in Malaysia Sri Lankan students put IHL into practise at the prestigious Jean-Pictet competition Jamaica: Amnesty International calls on Prime Minister to give police oversight mechanism necessary powers Mali: Recent killings in central region could fuel humanitarian disaster Myanmar: Indiscriminate airstrikes kill civilians as Rakhine conflict worsens Russian Journalist Sentenced on Bogus Terrorism Charges EU/Brazil: Delay Trade Deal Pending Amazon Crisis Response Tunisia: Two-Year Sentence for Homosexuality Turkey: Politically Motivated Conviction of Activists Report Exposes Impact of Privatizing US Criminal System Baseless Charges Against Prominent Somali Journalist Another Journalist Arrested in Russia UK’s New Human Rights Sanctions Offer Tool to Curb Abuse Seven things you need to know about climate change and conflict UN: Russia and China launch despicable veto of lifesaving aid for millions of civilians in Syria Human rights through peacekeeping essential factor in beating coronavirus Zimbabwe: Authorities must drop charges against health care workers for demanding better wages Independent rights expert speaks of ‘anguish, stress and disempowerment’ of poverty Fresh evidence of war crimes committed by all sides in Syrian conflict, probe finds Pakistan: Protect religious freedom for Hindus The violence in Mali has spread into the Tillabéri area of Niger #WomenRendezvous : the role of women in the fight against COVID-19 in Central Asia RSF welcomes launch of UK targeted human rights sanctions regime Bangladeshi reporter beaten nearly to death after covering local corruption Russian radio journalist convicted of “justifying terrorism” COVID-19, violence and climate change: Lake Chad herders in distress Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Experts from South Africa and Brazil speak: media and information literacy against racial discrimination Torrential floods wreak havoc in war-struck Yemen Myanmar: Court Martial Latest Accountability Sham Impunity for Domestic Violence Still the Norm in Kyrgyzstan Cambodia: Investigate Thai Activist’s ‘Disappearance’ Women Face Rising Risk of Violence During Covid-19 “BELUGA”, the Open Education Resources Online Library for Africa is Open! COVID-19: ICRC backs preventive measures in Pesantren Gontor Islamic boarding school Guatemala’s health workers are endangered by COVID-19, but also by their government Opening of Khashoggi murder trial in Istanbul presents a new chance for justice Somalia: Already 20 journalists arrested in the first half of 2020 Bulgarian authorities ignore death threats against anti-corruption reporter Burkina Faso: Anyone being held must be treated with humanity and dignity Director-General condemns killing of photojournalist Christoff Griffith in Barbados A Life Well Lived: Arthur (Art) Alexiou UN rights office expresses alarm at Hong Kong arrests under new security law Forty rights groups call on the UK to release Julian Assange COVID-19: Medicines and virtual consultation ensure safety among diabetic patients in Pakistan Mozambique: Case of missing Mozambican journalist referred to UN RSF deplores Vedomosti’s loss of independence under new owner Iran Court Upholds Prison Sentence for Iranian-French Academic Yemen: Aden Detainees Face Dire Covid-19 Risk Djibouti: Protect Jailed Air Force Pilot’s Rights Cyber attacks against medical facilities pose a real risk to humans – in times of pandemics, in times of conflict, at all times Photojournalism: Report on Mexican drug war and its humanitarian consequences wins ICRC’s Humanitarian Visa d’Or award Cyberattacks against medical facilities pose a real risk to humans – in times of pandemics, in times of conflict, at all times Six Essential Lessons for a Pandemic Response in Humanitarian Settings Serbia and Montenegro: Are judges protecting journalists or their aggressors? Talking to community: Behavioural change in the age of COVID-19 Hong Kong: Under the National Security Law, no journalist in the world is free from China’s violent retribution Ecuador: Privacy at Risk with Covid-19 Surveillance When Will Sports Stop Policing Femininity? Ethiopia Cracks Down Following Popular Singer’s Killing Caribbean British Community Owed More Than Gratitude Syria Conference Should Focus on Rights-Respecting Aid System Kyrgyzstan: Bills Curbing Basic Freedoms Advance Afghanistan: Taliban Rights Efforts Fall Far Short Dozens Detained in Russia For Protesting Prosecution of Feminist Activist Deaths in Custody in India Highlight Police Torture Philippines in Hot Seat at UN Rights Council UN: Environmental Emergency Undermines Children’s Rights Florida Imposes Forced Parental Consent for Abortion Bangladesh: Repeal Abusive Law Used in Crackdown on Critics Syrian Refugee Children Are Still Being Robbed of an Education Prosecutors in Russia Object to Parole for Jehovah’s Witness Malawi: Reaffirm Human Rights, Rule of Law Launch of digital UNESCO CAMPUS COVID-19: Our response in Yemen Myanmar: ICRC strives to ensure ample COVID-19 response International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement statement on building an environment free from racism and discrimination The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Statement on building an environment free from racism and discrimination Empowering Yemeni journalists amidst COVID-19 crisis Resiliencia docente ¿Cómo potenciar la calidad educativa en medio de la crisis actual? (Webinar) UNESCO cautions against false certificates claiming to authorize export of African cultural artefacts UN Security Council calls for a global ceasefire to tackle COVID-19 Youth activist speaks up for environmental protection at Human Rights Council RSF renews call for justice for Jamal Khashoggi with murder trial set to start in Istanbul Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University and UNESCO sign a Partnership Agreement to develop Futures Literacy Syrian journalist threatened by Assad supporters in Kuala Lumpur Somalia: Somaliland cracks down on media again, closing two TV channels Victims of Draconian Forced Evictions in Guinea Seek Justice Covid-19’s Serious Risks for Economic Rights Canada: Bring Home ISIS Suspects and Relatives from Syria Working Toward a Stronger International Criminal Court UN: Act on Broad Expert Call Denouncing China Abuses Record Number of Countries on US Child Soldier Blacklist Philippines Police Crack Down on LGBT Protest Working together to safeguard dignity during COVID-19 burials Azerbaijan: Silk, honey and saffron soothe sting of life in times of COVID-19 'I can’t breathe': The refrain that reignited a movement RSF reiterates call for charges against Julian Assange to be dropped as US issues new superseding indictment Bachelet renews call for accountability in Philippines war on illegal drugs Azerbaijan: Silk, honey & saffron soothe sting of life in times of COVID-19 UNESCO Director-General condemns assassination of journalist Shubham Mani Tripathi in Uttar Pradesh, India Tsunami preparedness in the Indian Ocean continues to progress Tehran court sentences AmadNews editor Rouhollah Zam to death Independent Brazilian media bridge gaps left by the government and ensure access to reliable information during the Covid-19 crisis Germany should use its EU presidency to reinforce press freedom Cameroon: Journalist accused of secessionism detained for six months Supporting the future of Syria and the region - Brussels IV Conference, 30 June 2020 Draft Principles on Stakeholder Interaction with Families of Missing Migrants Nearly a fifth of world's ocean floor now mapped Lebanese judge tries to ban media from quoting US ambassador Cambodian journalist jailed for two Facebook posts critical of Hun Sen Syria: As economic crisis bites, lack of humanitarian access costs lives every day Harmful practices rob women and girls of ‘right to reach their full potential’ RSF: “Let’s not allow Beijing to stifle press freedom in Hong Kong” Hong Kong government must end its attack on public media independence China: National security law must not become a weapon of fear Syria: Protesters Describe Beatings, Arrests Annual Report 2019 Operational Update on Syria: Maintaining vital support to the most vulnerable in times of COVID-19, while bracing for increased needs Israel’s illegal annexation plans for Palestine, ‘disastrous’ for wider Middle East – Bachelet Alliance for Multilateralism backs working group on infodemics Kuwait: Third High-Level Policy Dialogue Joint Statement Kuwait: High-level Policy Dialogue Explores COVID-19 Humanitarian Challenges Youth As Researchers: exploring the impact of COVID-19 Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Call for Nominations 2020-2021 for the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Turkmenistan Denies Apparent Covid-19 Outbreak Bangladesh Arrests Teenage Child for Criticizing Prime Minister ASEAN: Overhaul Regional Response to Rohingya Crisis Jordan: Secondary School Gap for Syrian Refugee Kids Canada, Ontario Need to Address Toxic Legacy Ukraine: Trapped in a War Zone for Lacking a Smartphone “Aflamuna” Film Festival Amplifies Queer Voices in Arab Cinema Giving Gambia a Big Voice on Human Rights Chechnya’s Leader Hinders Justice for Domestic Violence Victim A Step Toward Equal Voting Rights for DC Residents Palestinian Authority Jails Journalist Again Over Facebook Post France Should Speed Efforts on Workplace Violence Kenya: Wives’ Property Rights Unprotected New Guide Gives Good Advice on Interviewing Rape Survivors Forced Labor Persists in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Fields Trump Administration Doubles Down on Trans Discrimination Russian Court Rules Transgender Woman’s Firing Unlawful Maldives: Extremist Groups Threaten Rights Activists Take Action to Keep Water On in the US Independent UN rights experts call for decisive measures to protect ‘fundamental freedoms’ in China RSF launches new program to promote the safety of journalists in Brazil and Mexico US –  RSF and American Roots partner to provide protective facemasks to US newsrooms Pride can’t be quarantined: LGBTIQ+ rights in the Americas New scientific training programme on sustainable fisheries launched under the auspices of UNESCO Indonesia: ICRC visits Ibnu Abbas Pesantren, an Islamic boarding school for girls Protecting media freedom and free speech when regulating digital platforms IMF: Delay Vote on Loan to Egypt Burundi: Fear, Repression in Covid-19 Response France Repatriates More Children from Northeast Syria Court Corrects Flaw in UK’s Automated Benefits System Egypt: Rights Defender’s Relatives Arrested Kosovo: War Crimes Indictment Advances Justice Libya: New UNHRC mandate not serious 43rd UNHRC Session: Israel Resolutions & Voting Results My COVID-19 Story: Peacebuilding Skills Speak out against torture, an ‘abhorrent denial of human dignity’, urges UN chief Coronavirus casts ‘huge shadow’ over Afghan life as multi-dimensional crisis continues Brazil’s “fake news“ bill poses major threat to freedom to inform Multi-partner initiative to study the impacts of Sargassum tides in the Caribbean and West Africa Digital tools being used to track people as never before, warns UN rights chief Opposition reporter convicted on trumped-up hooliganism charge Moroccan authorities asked to stop harassing leading investigative reporter Indonesia: Aceh community shows ‘best of humanity’ in pushing for Rohingya rescue Enforced online repentance, Iran's new method of repression Independent website editor Nora Younis arrested in Cairo COVID-19: Management of the dead from a Buddhist perspective