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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 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 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 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 COVID-19: Management of the dead from a Hinduism perspective UNESCO’s “Next Normal” campaign Iran: Child Protection Law Positive, but Insufficient Sudan: Prioritize Justice and Institutional Reforms Rights Groups Go to Court Over US Challenge to Human Rights Nicaragua: Doctors Fired for Covid-19 Comments Congo Graft Trial – Major Step or Political Theater? ICC: Member Countries Rally Around Court Sri Lanka Investigates Rebel Leader Turned Politician Alert: Cuban dissident on hunger strike at U.N. rights office, refusing medical attention Coalition letter: Brazilian disinformation bill threatens freedom of expression and privacy online Sweden’s public service media under fire Photojournalist killed in Barbados while on assignment Tanzania: Opposition politicians arrested as crackdown escalates ahead of elections Forum launches working group to combat infodemic, information chaos DRC: Growing crackdown on media in Mongala province Cameroon: Navigating the distance created by COVID-19 Maiduguri’s keke are spreading COVID-19 prevention messages Hong Kong: two journalists face heavy jail term for documenting the occupation of the Legislative Council building Polish public broadcaster peddles government hate speech in presidential election run-up Polish public broadcaster peddles government hate speech in presidential election run-up Humanity in a pandemic world: Young writers’ competition launched with new theme in Malaysia Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul Chile: Amnesty International publishes evidence of possible concealment of information by national police Indonesia: Religious leaders reflect on their role during COVID-19 Devastating South Sudan coronavirus deaths,'a tragedy that can be prevented', Security Council hears Sierra Leone: Rape and murder of child must be catalyst for real change RSF calls for EU pressure after wave of arrests of journalists in Belarus Two Pakistani reporters tortured for covering quarantine centre on Afghan border Buddhist ethics and IHL: Seminar organized by ICRC and Smaratungga Buddhist College Building an urban evidence base on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa UNESCO report on inclusion in education shows 40% of poorest countries did not provide specific support to disadvantaged learners during COVID-19 crisis COVID-19 disruptions in ocean observations could threaten weather forecast and climate change predictions Draconian bill would criminalize defamation in Timor-Leste USA: End unlawful police violence against Black Lives Matter protests Niger: 100-day detention of three activists highlights deterioration of freedom of expression UN: Children in war must never be a political bargaining chip Libya: UN Establishes Fact Finding Body Celebrating Pride as Resistance Unrelenting Killings in Congo’s Ituri Province UN Watch calls out Equatorial Guinea for arbitrary use of torture & violence India: Uttar Pradesh reporter gunned down for covering sand mafia Colombia’s social leaders are still being killed during the quarantine Education in a post-COVID world: Nine ideas for public action Coastal vulnerability in Central Africa: IOC-UNESCO proposes pathways for resilience in new report UNESCO reiterates duty to protect safety of journalists covering demonstrations East Africa: People seeking safety are trapped at borders due to COVID-19 measures Bangladesh: Cash grants help 6,000 families in Chattogram Hill Tracts Omar Radi: the Moroccan journalist who won’t be silenced NSO Group spyware used against Moroccan journalist days after company pledged to respect human rights The health crisis: An opportunity to reinvent school. Read all about it in the UNESCO Courier Russia Violates International Law, Not Qualified for Seat on UNHRC Post-COVID-19 world: Women are the hardest hit. Read more in the UNESCO Courier Rohingya refugees need protection of their rights now more than ever Catalogue of publications and films in Arabic Global ban needed on bogus ‘conversion therapy’, argues UN rights expert After Nabeel Rajab, Time for UAE to Free Ahmed Mansoor Blogger Targeted by Russian Authorities for Anti-Racism Posts Ecuador: Limit Use of Force by Armed Forces US: Congress Should Back Open Technology Fund US Supreme Court Allows Dreamers ‘To Breathe Again’ "Repatriation with our rights is as urgent as a vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19" Mozambique: Failure to release African refugees and asylum seekers reveals disturbing flaws in justice system UN Security Council Should Reauthorize Cross-Border Aid to Syria US: Address Slavery’s Legacy on Juneteenth Public Interest Litigation Under Threat in Tanzania Russia: Growing Internet Isolation, Control, Censorship Bangladesh Coal Plants Threaten World’s Largest Mangrove Forest Vietnam: Crackdown on Peaceful Dissent Intensifies Myanmar: End World’s Longest Internet Shutdown EU: Make China Rights Crisis a Summit Priority Human Rights Council calls on top UN rights official to take action on racist violence Sudden death in Bucharest of Iranian judge responsible for torture of journalists Taking stock, moving forward – 50 years of combatting illicit trafficking of cultural property Implementation of the UN Secretary-General's Roadmap on Digital Cooperation Hong Kong: Draft law on national security must comply with rights obligations COVID-19 intensifies ‘brutal crime’ of sexual violence in conflict Take action against racism and discrimination! Interview with Webster Fight illicit trafficking: 50 years of the 1970 Convention For survivors of sexual violence: How to find help Humanitarian Response to COVID-19 in Mozambique Racism does not need racists. Read more in the UNESCO Courier Inclusion in the Time of COVID-19: Confronting slavery’s legacy of racism together RSF appalled by Orwellian press policy in Indian-held Kashmir European media that criticized the Hungarian Prime Minister asked to apologize RSF condemns flagrant erosion of press freedom in Algeria Peru: Authorities should regularize Venezuelans’ migratory status in the context of the COVID-19 crisis Hong Kong: how the national security law could be used against journalists An Unexpected Hero Takes Aim at UK Child Hunger Challenging Injustice on South African Youth Day France: Children Face Abusive, Racist Police Stops School Closures Hurt Even More in Afghanistan End Violence, Harassment at Work EU Should Be Able to Suspend Funding If Members Reject Core Obligations of Membership Georgia: Labor Reform Introduced in Parliament Australia: Don’t Take Immigration Detainees’ Phones Myanmar: Kirin Should Cut Ties to Military Video of Domestic Abuse Sparks Outrage in Kyrgyzstan China: Scrap National Security Law to Save Hong Kong Freedoms Cambodia: End Crackdown on Opposition U.N. clash: China lashes out over coronavirus criticism COVID-19: Achieving effective pandemic containment in Afghanistan’s largest prison Malaysia: “Heinous” plan to send Rohingya people back to sea RSF alarmed by abrupt dismissals of US news agency heads by Trump-appointed CEO It is time to change the narrative - Measuring the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the education of children in tea plantation communities in Sri Lanka COVID-19: How ICRC helps children affected by pandemic New UN report shows countries failing to protect children against violence Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host COVID-19: How ICRC plans to help children affected by pandemic South Sudan: Fears that hundreds more could die in renewed violence in Jonglei State World Oceans Day celebrates 20 years of international cooperation in oceanography and marine meteorology Racist regimes should recuse themselves from UN debate on U.S. racism & police brutality ‘I am my brother’s keeper’, Philonise Floyd tells UN rights body, in impassioned plea for racial justice Nicaragua: International organizations call on president Ortega to stop harassment and arbitrary dismissals of health workers US Supreme Court ruling ‘extremely positive’ for LGBT community, says UN Rights Expert Bangladesh: ICRC visits the Islamic Foundation ICRC’s engagement with Buddhist circles in Myanmar Afghanistan: Spike in violence against health care amid COVID-19 threatens millions COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response: Continuation of radio education for secondary level students in Nepal Malaysia/Thailand: Allow Rohingya Refugees Ashore Brazil: Protect Sexual, Reproductive Rights in Pandemic Gambia: US Charges Alleged ‘Death Squad’ Member with Torture Kazakhstan: Activists Jailed in Criminal Probes EU Foreign Ministers Should Defend the ICC Jordan’s Vulnerable Will Pay the Price for Protecting Businesses School Closures Particularly Hard on Children with Disabilities US: Ensure Oversight, Not Immunity, for Nursing Homes India: End Bias in Prosecuting Delhi Violence Iraq: Urgent Need for Free Speech Protection Is the UK Finally Standing Up for Hong Kong? Philippines: Rappler Verdict a Blow to Media Freedom Russia: Health Workers Face Retaliation for Speaking Out UN Chief’s ‘List of Shame’ Drops Saudi-Led Coalition US Supreme Court Ruling A Victory for LGBT Workers New York Protester Jailed for a Week Highlights Parole Abuses Russia Commences Bogus Terrorism Trial Against Journalist Libya: Apparent War Crimes in Tripoli Italy Should Stop Arms Transfer to Egypt Somalia: Inadequate US Airstrike Investigations USA: Trump's Executive Order on policing falls flat on accountability for the taking of Black lives Rights experts call for global opposition to Israel’s annexation plans UNESCO Director-General urges investigation into the death of journalist Samuel Wazizi in Cameroon Conviction of Filipino journalist ‘a new low’, says independent UN expert Inspired by music, a young woman in Mosul sets a new path for her city Webinar: Humanitarian action in the time of COVID-19 Covid-19 crisis used as pretext to obstruct reporting in Dutch Antilles Egyptian journalist arrested after appearing on Al Jazeera Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway contact tracing apps among most dangerous for privacy We wanted to say thank you ♥ UN Watch presents sole rebuttal to blacklist, disproving false claims Children caught in conflict facing ‘brutality and fear while the world watches’ Norway: Halt to COVID-19 contact tracing app a major win for privacy Zimbabwe: Persecution of tortured female opposition leaders continues as they are denied bail First Global Virtual Summit celebrates World Oceans Day and upcoming UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Human Rights Council picks up again after COVID suspension, to hold racism debate Another independent journalist arrested in Vietnam Operational update on Monguno attack: 16 civilians evacuated to Maiduguri for surgical care How online science workshops are reaching girls and beyond in Peru amid COVID-19 Philippines: ICRC response to COVID-19 (May 2020 edition) Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Philippines: Quash conviction of Rappler journalists Maria Ressa and Rey Santos Citing ‘weight of history’, senior UN officials of African descent issue call to ‘go beyond and do more’ to end racism Journalist held over reporting on Turkey’s intervention in Libya Dismay over Philippine journalist Maria Ressa’s prison sentence UN chief calls for seafarers to be designated ‘key workers’, with many stranded at sea Kurdistan government threatens TV channel with sanctions New Tajik legislation hampers coronavirus coverage Youth Statement on investing in education and youth Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom New charge brought against imprisoned journalist Narges Mohammadi End the abuse of tear gas for the sake of peaceful protesters Child labour gains since 2000 ‘could be wiped out by COVID’, UN warns UN asks Cameroon to free Amadou Vamoulké Invitation to bid for ICRC tender for RUTF & LNS-LQ (RUSF) COVID-19: Talk Show Between ICRC and Keluarga Buddhayana Southern Africa: Persons with albinism especially vulnerable in the face of COVID-19 Media and information literacy against racial discrimination: Experts speak Niger: Journalist arrested in response to lawsuit by president’s son Belgrade: Initial response to COVID-19 in April 2020 Belgrade: Response to COVID-19 in May 2020 Children Vote to Stop Killer Robots France Should Halt Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia, Egypt US: Covid-19 Disparities Reflect Structural Racism, Abuses New York State Passes Historic Police Transparency Bill Shigeru Yokota, Tireless Fighter for Daughter Abducted, Dies Indonesia: Drop Case Against Papuan Protest Organizers Burundi: President Nkurunziza Dead Days After Vote DR Congo: Mine Workers at Risk During Covid-19 Stay informed about our work As global protests continue, facial recognition technology must be banned COVID-19 highlights ‘life and death’ stakes for greater digital cooperation Toxic trade in tear gas fuels police abuses globally Jordan: ICRC Supports Preventive Measures Against Covid-19 Call for participation: UN75 Youth Online Consultation - "Which future do we want in Lebanon?" Libya: COVID-19 erodes livelihoods already hard-hit by war Nabeel Rajab released but condemned to silence Djibouti releases two journalists Lebanon: Huge Cost of Inaction in Trash Crisis Systemic Inequities Increase Covid-19 Risk for Indigenous People in Canada EU: Strengthen Rules on Surveillance Tech Exports South Sudan: Soldiers Kill Civilians in Land Dispute UN: Strengthen Humanitarian Aid for People with Disabilities US: Reject #8CantWait Policing Program Hong Kong: Rights Under Attack on Anniversary Cameroon: Ensure Independent Probe of Reporter’s Death El Salvador: Broad Powers Limit Accountability ICC: Sudanese Fugitive in Custody Children Vote to Stop Killer Robots Kyrgyzstan: Justice Elusive 10 Years On UAE: Reported Covid-19 Prison Outbreaks Turkey: Probes Over Doctors’ Covid-19 Comments Kuwaiti Transgender Woman’s Video Sparks Worldwide Solidarity Malaysia: New Government Backslides on Free Speech Bahrain: Prominent Activist Nabeel Rajab Freed from Prison Halting the spread of COVID-19 in congested detention facilities Checklist: Domestic measures to implement the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Africa’s fake news pandemic: How do we stop it? Read about it in the UNESCO Courier Sexist website specializes in photos of Australian women journalists Humanitarian effectiveness through new technology requires standards of control over data, data integrity and data availability Rights experts condemn use of force against journalists covering US protests Cameroon: Ensure Independent Probe of Reporter’s Death Framework for School Reopening Somalia: Curbing the spread of COVID-19 Webinar: Religions, health issues and management of the dead with Alkhairaat University CHECKLIST: Domestic Measures to Implement the Anti - Personnel Mine Ban Convention Sahel: Soldiers rampage through villages killing people under guise of anti-terror operations Global Education Steering Committee: how to make the case for safeguarding investment in education Base policies on IHL and leave political controversies outside humanitarian concerns Africa CDC and ICRC discuss COVID-19 prevention in places of detention Spyware exports: RSF urges European Commission to step up efforts to protect journalists Time for firm measures to protect reporters against police violence in France Monthly Middle East and North Africa newsletter – June 2020: Our response to COVID-19 Sudan: Humanitarian aid flight brings medical and support staff to Khartoum RSF appoints Rebecca Vincent as Director of International Campaigns Climate Change an Emerging Threat to Pregnancy Health Saudi Arabia: Release Yemeni Blogger UK Failing Domestic Abuse Victims in Pandemic Mental Health Support Necessary During Covid-19 Pandemic Africa: Covid-19 Exposes Healthcare Shortfalls African Union: ICRC’s response to COVID-19 in Africa UNESCO Director-General denounces murder of media owner Jorge Armenta Ávalos in Mexico UN agencies empowering children and young people in the face of COVID-19 African Union: The ICRC’s response to COVID-19 in Africa UNESCO Director-General condemns Kabul attack on media crew that claimed the lives of Mir Wahed Shah and Shafiq Amiri UNESCO Director-General denounces murder of media owner Jorge Armenta Ávalos in Mexico Djibouti arrests two journalists, one of them RSF’s correspondent Ethiopia: ICRC, ERCS provide livelihood support for 25,500 returnees Instead of combatting Covid-19, Algeria’s authorities crack down on journalists Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Reckless Use of US Helicopters to Intimidate Protesters Venezuela: Deal to Distribute Aid through UN Iran: Free Students Long in Solitary Cameroon’s bogus account of journalist’s death is “obscene,” RSF says Mexico: Families Abuse, Neglect People with Disabilities Philippines: New Anti-Terrorism Act Endangers Rights US: Stop Using Untrained, Abusive Agencies at Protests Cambodia: Thai Activist Abducted in Phnom Penh Thai Army Whistleblower Faces Court Martial US: Egypt’s Ex-Prime Minister Sued for Alleged Torture Renewed Attacks on Aid Workers in Cameroon US: Suspend Deportations During Pandemic Kyrgyzstan: Rights Defender Under House Arrest WHO’s Goodwill Ambassador “Sold His Soul” to Chinese Communist Party — Hillel Neuer on Sky News Australia Brazil and the Southern Cone countries: Report of the ICRC COVID-19 response RSF and 16 other groups call on US governors and mayors to ensure safety of journalists; investigate First Amendment violations during protests RSF and 15 other groups call on US governors and mayors to ensure safety of journalists; investigate First Amendment violations during protests RSF and 13 other groups call on US governors and mayors to ensure safety of journalists; investigate First Amendment violations during protests UNESCO welcomes bp commitment to refrain from exploiting oil and gas resources in and around World Heritage sites Independent rights experts urge US to address systemic racism and racial bias Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of journalist Zulfiqar Ali Mandrani in Pakistan Cambodia: Investigate whereabouts of missing Thai dissident Peru: Women unite against toxic metals pollution ‘I want us all to live in harmony’: The Indigenous Mother fighting for her river. ‘We Awajún women are warriors’: The indigenous leader of an Amazon region confronting pollution ‘We women suffer the health problems first-hand’: The human rights defenders of Espinar UN Watch’s Top Tweets in May 2020