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Trump Adds to Asian-Americans’ Fears Brands Abandon Asia Workers in Pandemic 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 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 game. Kyrgyzstan: Women’s Activists Detained Chinese Social Justice Activist ‘Disappeared’ Murder Trial for El Salvador Transgender Woman to Proceed Educate children in their mother tongue, urges UN rights expert Iran: BBC and other broadcast journalists harassed; families threatened – UN experts UNESCO appoints international expert group to draft global recommendation on the ethics of AI Multi-agency report highlights increasing signs and impacts of climate change in atmosphere, land and oceans Democracy is sliding away in Myanmar, warns top rights investigator Protecting prison populations from infectious disease Americas: OAS member states must prioritise human rights agenda in election of leaders UNESCO Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators at the Ethiopia Internet Development Conference 2020 Myanmar: Ma Su Hlaing raises awareness of mines, so others don’t lose loved ones like she did Disability Rights Bill Offers Hope in Congo Zambia: Activists in court on escalating crackdown on human rights Myanmar: A tough life made beautiful, in her very own salon Not even Dubai’s princesses are safe from repression Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child Concerning Vietnam Midwest Has Shown It’s Ready for Transgender Rights Greece/EU: Allow New Arrivals to Claim Asylum UN programme to help spare millions from child marriage, extended to 2023 Death of the daily press briefing: How the White House is closing the door on the American people In Myanmar, Democracy’s Dead End Colombia’s coca farmers want viable alternatives, not militarization RSF unveils 20/2020 list of press freedom’s digital predators Burundi election countdown amid ‘deteriorating’ human rights situation UN programme to help spare millions from child marriage, extended to 2024 ICRC Activities in Libya 2019 With one in five learners kept out of school, UNESCO mobilizes education ministers to face the COVID-19 crisis Australian reporter banned from visiting New Zealand Dutch Postcode Lottery Grant to Human Rights Watch COVID-19 education disruption and response European Union: Charles Michel tells RSF he will be “a partner for press freedom” Greece/EU: Allow New Arrivals to Claim Asylum Colombia: Abuses Amid Massive Demonstrations Implementation is Key to UN Rights Response Nigeria Releases More Children and Youth from Military Prison Renew Mandate of South Sudan Commission Advancing Accountability in North Korea Bahrain: Death Sentences Despite Torture Claims Vietnam: Hanoi court sentences journalist to ten years in prison Newspaper editor kidnapped on Baghdad street UNESCO launches Artificial Intelligence capacity building needs assessment survey for Africa region Saudi Arabia: Women's rights campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul due in court Dr Firdausi Qadri : fighting disease linked to humanitarian crises and climate change Zimbabwe Failing to Enact Credible Reforms Malawi: Authorities escalate crackdown with arrests of rights activists Webinar - How to conduct a “Master Class against Racism and Discriminations” Cameroon: Five years of agony for families of 130 disappeared International Women’s Day 2020: Women in leadership Cox's Bazar: Planting seeds for the future Zimbabwe: Five years on whereabouts of journalist and pro-democracy activist still a mystery Ethiopia: Communications Shutdown Takes Heavy Toll Nigeria Releases 86 More Children and Youth from Military Prison Opinion: The road to gender equality is through quality education Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week She inspires: Stories from the Asia-Pacific on International Women’s Day 2020 Securing Women’s Property Rights in Kenya Burkina Faso: Extradition order is major step toward trial for Norbert Zongo’s murder Yemen: Thousands of people in need of food and shelter as fighting intensifies Life for Lebanon’s migrant domestic workers worsens amid crisis Interview: What’s Happening to Refugees in Greece UAE: Free Dubai Ruler’s Captive Daughters China Again in UN Hotseat Over Xinjiang Abuses Open Letter by 85 Organizations Regarding Rights Violations of Refugees Gunshots, Summary Trials, Deportations Joint Statement: International Women's Day Governments Should Fulfill Women’s Rights Pledges How to plan distance learning solutions during temporary schools closures UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2020 is now accepting nominations Brazilian government avoids questions and IACHR condemns Bolsonaro's charge at the press Rapid Spread of Virus Further Tests Iranians’ Faith in Government COVID-19: countries, businesses must safeguard human rights as virus spreads: Bachelet Gender gap in primary school enrolment halved over past 25 years Coronavirus Shows England’s Urgent Need for Social Care Reforms Ecuador: Amnesty International announces mission to demand protection for defenders Pho noodles and pandas: How China’s social media users created a new language to beat government censorship on COVID-19 Indian reporter badly beaten for article about Tamil Nadu minister RSF backs appeal by Bloomberg News against 5-million euro fine COMMUNITY RADIO PRESENTERS TRAINED BY UNESCO TO BE ACTORS FOR PEACE DURING ELECTION PERIODS RSF urges Japan to stop pressuring the media on Fukushima-related topics UNESCO'S HERITAGE EMERGENCY FUND Pakistan: 6 Women Doctors Reveal Their Inspiration, Challenges and Advice for Future Generation RSF urges Taiwan to amend a regulation restricting the possibility to report on suicide cases A crucial moment for women’s rights in Afghanistan Grim news from Kyrgyzstan on domestic violence UN rights body should reject misuse of “deradicalization” agenda as pretext for violations Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s review of Canada Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education’s consultation on the cultural dimension of the right to education UN Human Rights Council Should Ensure Continued and Enhanced Monitoring of the Human Rights Situation in Nicaragua Interview: Libya’s Chaos Explained China: Tibetan Children Denied Mother-Tongue Classes Russia: Critical Shortages of Cystic Fibrosis Drugs ICC Greenlights Afghanistan Investigation Renew Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan UNESCO and the Mexican Government reaffirm their commitment to supporting investigative journalism Bringing education to hard-to-reach areas in Nepal The Government of Japan and UNESCO sign agreement on Job Creation for Youth in Mosul Imprisoned Emirati Activist Saluted at Abu Dhabi Festival Canadian Firm Can Be Sued for Alleged Eritrea Abuses India: Kashmir sees surge in intimidation of journalists, violation of sources Brazil: RSF to participate in IACHR hearing on Brazil’s free speech violations Director General, Audrey Azoulay, condemns murder of journalist Javedullah Khan in Pakistan US: End Bulk Data Collection Program ICC Offers Hope to Afghanistan’s Victims Agreement to establish the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence in Ljubljana signed UNESCO pays tribute to Javier Pérez de Cuéllar as a fervent promoter of cultural diveristy Palestinian Women Across Generations: Once a Dream, Now a Reality China: Tibetan Children Denied Mother-Tongue Classes Hong Kong: Lack of accountability for police violence could fuel unrest Afghanistan: Human Rights Central to Peace Negotiations Joint Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Review of Canada Mexican government paralyzed in the face of a wave of femicides NGOs' Urgent Call to Action: EU Member States Should Commit to the Emergency Relocation of Unaccompanied Children from the Greek Islands Violent extremism prevention ‘only effective’ if human rights are enshrined 290 million students out of school due to COVID-19: UNESCO releases first global numbers and mobilizes response Human rights defenders, too often left defenceless themselves – UN expert Life without fear is overdue in Colombia Detained journalists threatened by spread of coronavirus in Iran’s prisons Reporters in Greece must be protected from attack by anti-migrant residents Pledging support to those most in need Director General, Audrey Azoulay, condemns murder of journalist Javedullah Khan in Pakistan A New Human Rights Agenda for Tajikistan Sexist hate campaign against Idlib-based reporter Visit of the Director-General of UNESCO to Jordan (3-6 March 2020) Myanmar: New skills training centre for detainees Iran: At least 23 children killed by security forces in November protests – new evidence Malaysia: Raft of police investigations a blatant attempt to intimidate peaceful protesters Hong Kong: Court victory for same-sex couple denied housing is a triumph for LGBTI rights Dialogue mobilizes over twenty Foundations to build ocean partnerships for the next decade Harassment of foreign reporters is becoming systematic in China South Sudan: Hundreds wounded, villages looted in intercommunal fighting in Jonglei State Nigeria: Army Restrictions Stifling Aid Efforts Greece/EU: Respect Rights, Ease Suffering at Borders Greece/EU: Urgently Relocate Lone Children Iran At least 23 children killed by security forces in November protests – new evidence Myanmar: Civilians Caught in Surge of Fighting Long Overdue: The Human Rights Council Should Finally Recognise the Right to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment UN Rights Council Should Uphold Sri Lanka Commitments Children Sent to Mexico Under Trump Face Abuses, Trauma Para Games: Myanmar’s athletes aim for gold in Manila Greater progress needed to ensure safe return of displaced Rohingya: UN refugee agency chief EU Should Press Azerbaijan to Deliver on Rights World remains a ‘violent, highly discriminatory place’ for girls Sri Lanka: Security Agencies Shutting Down Civic Space Myanmar: Civilians Caught in Surge of Fighting RSF urges US State Department to rescind restrictions on Chinese journalists No country is free from child sexual abuse, exploitation, UN’s top rights forum hears Myanmar doing too little to ensure displaced Rohingya return: UN refugee agency chief Venezuela: Supporting the most violence-affected population in 2019 UNESCO and the Media and Information Literacy Coalition of Nigeria seek a literate society UNESCO Director-General launches new initiatives in support of marginalized groups in visit to Mexico 1st World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development Ecuador: Authorities must monitor trial against digital defender Ola Bini Soldiers shut down state radio and TV in Guinea-Bissau Syrian Army Accused of Targeting Older Women Myanmar: She is breaking gender stereotypes, engineering change Indian reporters repeatedly attacked during week of intercommunal violence Myanmar: Khin Myat Myat Kyaw gets closer to realizing a lifelong dream South Korea: Stand With North Korean Victims Consumer Case Could Open Door to Corporate Influence Myanmar: Release Four Activists Jailed For Peaceful Protest Colombia: Decision not to decriminalize abortion is a missed opportunity Judge Vacates Activist’s Sentence, But Keeps Him Behind Bars UNESCO Brings Together All Government Partners in Japan at Annual Review Meeting Sentenced Publisher Exposes Sweden’s Flawed China Strategy RSF decries Hong Kong media owner’s arbitrary arrest Jailed editor on hunger strike, appeal hearing postponed Use of religious beliefs to justify rights violations must be outlawed says UN expert Director-General condemns killing of journalist Alex Ogbu during protest in Nigeria Director-General condemns killing of media workers Amjad Aktalati and Abdel Nasser Haj Hamdan in Idlib, Syria Director-General denounces murder of Iraqi television executive Nizar Thanoun Dissident exile stops blogging because family in Vietnam is being hounded Bolsonaro's Plan to Legalize Crimes Against Indigenous Peoples UN rights body should ensure accountability in Sri Lanka, independent reporting on Xinjiang, and annual updating of OPT database Tunisia: Unfinished Rights Business Upcoming Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022 – 2032) to focus on Indigenous language users’ human rights