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US: New York Police Planned Assault on Bronx Protesters Newsletter - September 2020: Weakened by conflict, health systems in the Middle East struggle to cope with COVID-19 Listen to older people’s ‘suggestions and ideas’ for more inclusive societies, urges UN chief US: Vote ‘No’ on Homeland Security Nominee Nicaragua: Ortega government appears to be preparing for a new phase of repression Niger : Charges must be dropped following release of three activists EU: RSF and 18 NGO express their support to Věra Jourová, after attacks by Hungarian Prime Minister Orban COVID-19: Experts discuss long-term humanitarian needs and partnering for the future Fact Sheet on Schools Rehabilitation in Beirut, September 17, 2020 Three Mother Nature Cambodia reporters arrested for “inciting crime” India: Amnesty International Forced to Halt Work Armenia/Azerbaijan: Don’t Attack Civilians ICRC calls on States to affirm civilians and civilian infrastructure must be protected against cyber operations Global Goals Week Celebrated in Nepal with Youth Media and Information Literacy against racial discrimination: Young Experts from Canada and Morocco A Human Rights Controversy at the University of Toronto Redouble efforts against ‘global scourge’ of gender-based violence, intensified by pandemic: Guterres Motorcycle hitmen gun down Honduran reporter How is the Internet doing in Germany? UNESCO to hold a policy dialogue on preserving documentary heritage at risk RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill RSF briefs Human Rights Council on violations of journalists’ rights in Yemen « Li Beirut » - UNESCO appuie la Commission nationale libanaise Domestic Violence Law Signals Hope for Kuwait’s Women Netherlands: End dangerous mass surveillance policing experiments Ethiopian Forces Should Show Restraint at Upcoming Festival Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned UK: Automated Benefits System Failing People in Need RSF urges EU to demand on Swedish publisher’s release as condition to continue investment negotiations with China Latin America shares its vision for the Global Education Meeting: Countries express concern for those being left behind US — RSF launches #PressFreedomPact ahead of November 2020 elections US — Journalist facing criminal charges for reporting on homeless encampment in Oregon Pakistan: Young Muhafiz Force volunteers stand ground against COVID-19 ‘Eyes and ears’ of UN Human Rights Council facing funding crisis "It’s a privilege to help people regain their independence" One-size-fits-all approach cannot work for victims and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence Chile: Reject ‘Anti-Denial’ Law UK Data Shows People with Disabilities Caught in Covid-19 Crosshairs Martin Luther King III to join online consultation on racism Most countries failing to protect women from COVID-19 economic and social fallout Another Spike in Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Deaths ‘Eyes and ears’ of Human Rights Council facing funding crisis UNESCO online debate on Tourism and COVID-19, 28 September Access to Information in Times of Crisis, UNESCO marks International Day for Universal Access to Information, 28 September India: UN expert raises alarm over mass evictions of Delhi railway track dwellers Rights experts denounce death sentence against Nigerian singer who posted on WhatsApp Guinea: Stadium Massacre Victims Await Justice Guinea: Stadium massacre victims await justice Tracking the Trillions: 6-Month Checkup on IMF’s Covid-19 Emergency Aid China: 12 Hong Kong Protesters Held Incommunicado Joint press statement by UN office of Special Envoy for Yemen and ICRC on 4th meeting of Supervisory Committee Yemen’s warring parties agree to free more than 1,000 prisoners Joint press statement by the UN office of the Special Envoy for Yemen and the ICRC on the 4th meeting of the Supervisory Committee Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: ICRC calls on the sides to spare civilians Americas: Region must not miss opportunity to lead on environmental protection Afghans Tentatively Talk Peace in a Year of Rising Violence Guidelines on protection of natural environment in armed conflict We must change trajectory of harm caused by conflict and climate shocks We must change the trajectory of harm caused by conflict and climate shocks Inclusion and more public participation, will help forge better government policies: Guterres Attack outside former Charlie Hebdo office: “This endless threat to free speech is an abomination” Nature and water for people: UNESCO’s ecohydrology approach for a new water culture at the United Nations General Assembly Guidelines on the protection of the natural environment in armed conflict Belarus must release opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava, stress independent rights experts Director-General urges investigation into murder of journalist Jobert Bercasio Iraqi Kurdish journalist jailed for defaming Iraq’s president Guinea: Security Forces Failed to Stem Election Violence Hong Kong: Stop Prosecuting Pro-Democracy Activists Philippines: UN must intensify pressure to end killings as impunity reigns ICRC president addresses risks and solutions in digital age at UNGA event Guinea: Security Forces Failed to Stem Election Violence ICRC President addresses risks and solutions in the Digital Age at UNGA event on Digital Cooperation Cuba’s Government Throws Its Repressive Playbook at a Journalist Two Indian journalists denied justice after saying Punjab lawyer wasn’t qualified Take Our Global Survey: Online violence against women journalists and effective measures to combat the problem Great apes, loss of biodiversity and COVID-19 - A throwback on the race for knowledge Qatar: Significant Labor and Kafala Reforms Invitation to bid for joint ICRC-IOM tender for Synthetic Blankets Low, Medium, and High thermal Hungary: Trivial grounds used to strip Budapest radio station of its licence UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations meets H.E. Mr Igor Fissenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Delegate of Belarus Iranian bill aims to reinforce “digital wall” and online censorship RSF briefs Human Rights Council about violations of journalists’ rights in Syria RSF condemns heavy-handed methods used to prevent journalists covering demonstration in Cameroon Turkish journalist Can Dündar victim of revenge without end Australia: Harsh Police Response During Covid-19 Yemen: Millions struggle to put food on table and must choose between food or medicine Belarus : RSF unblocks three Belarusian websites censored during protests UNESCO showcases education responses to Covid-19 Crisis at UN General Assembly Morocco: RSF appeals urgently to UN to condemn use of trumped-up sex charges against journalists Cameroon: Soldiers Get 10 Years for Murder of Civilians Policy dialogue on digital citizenship competencies held between Vietnamese youth and policy makers Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO RSF’s #FreeAssange campaign targeted by spambot attack Kashmir cyber-police threaten, slap reporter who questioned their methods Yemen: Millions struggle to put food on the table and must choose between food or medicine Call for Exhibitions and Edutainment Content – Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020 Virtuoso violinist Renaud Capuçon designated UNESCO Artist for Peace Belarus : RSF unblocks two Belarusian websites censored during protests Mali: Rights expert calls for ‘immediate release’ of former officials detained during coup French doctrine for policing demonstrations: RSF asks interior minister for guarantees UK Seeks to Stop Justice for War Crimes Syria’s 100 Dollar Barrier to Return Lebanon Risks Another Trash Crisis Turkmenistan: Denial, Inaction Worsen Food Crisis China: Quash Verdict Against Outspoken Tycoon Myanmar: Stop Prosecuting Peaceful Protesters Webinar: Memory and War edition of the Review Seoul: International organizations join hands, organize events marking World Humanitarian Day 2020 China: Quash Verdict Against Outspoken Tycoon Pakistan Court’s Mental Health Ruling Promises Reform Sign of the times: COVID-19 response and recovery must be accessible says Guterres Russian Repression a Persistent Reality in Crimea Myanmar: Mounting child death toll during Rakhine village assaults must end, urges rights expert European Commission Should Defend Asylum Seekers' Rights US: Officials’ Pandemic Response Impaired Right to Vote COVID-19: How the UNESCO Global Education Coalition is tackling the biggest learning disruption in history Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2020: Join us and register your events Renew ‘collective commitment to multilateralism’, urges Assembly president Seoul: ICRC marks 70th anniversary of Korean War, highlights humanitarian response ICRC Ward in Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Lebanon: Wound Management Saves a Limb and a Life Declared a crime under violent extremists’ control, today music thrives again in Mosul Indian journalist, specialist in defence, arrested for “spying” for China COVID-19: Fiji Corrections Service receives more than 20,000 pieces of PPE Twitter still failing women over online violence and abuse The world must not be ‘neutral’ on enforced disappearances Cameroon: Heightened Crackdown on Opposition Kosovo Lead Poisoning Victims Still Awaiting Justice Sudanese Artists Imprisoned for Pro-Democracy Chants Police Abuse Continues in Belarus Morocco: Espionage Case Against Outspoken Journalist New publication on the digital transformation of education and school connectivity Vegetable farming training improves lives in Nepal's Sarlahi district Spain violated inclusive education right of child with disabilities, independent committee finds Belarus : "Police purposefully target journalists" Netexplo Forum explores global innovation and the cities of the future Hong Kong Department of Justice must drop charges against Swiss photographer Yemen: Red Cross/Crescent family opens COVID-19 care centre ahead of possible second wave Migrant Workers Stranded in Russia Flocking to Border Lebanon Police Force Directs Blame for Abuse Against Protesters Joint Programme in Nepal: Sustaining women led enterprises in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Vegetable farming training improves lives in Sarlahi Vegetable farming training improves lives in Sarlahi Americas: Authorities convert state-run quarantines into form of repression EU companies selling surveillance tools to China’s human rights abusers International Scrutiny Increases for Belarus Mourning the Death of Feminist Icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lebanon: New Safeguards for Migrant Domestic Workers Afghan Women Win Fight for Their Own Identity UN rights chief calls for Turkey to probe violations in northern Syria Belarus crisis under the spotlight at Human Rights Council UN rights chief calls for Turkey to probe rights abuses in northern Syria Charlie Hebdo: “You marched for free speech in 2015, ensure it is respected now” Ingush journalist gets three years on trumped-up drug charge DRC : another journalist arrested on complaint by Sankuru province governor Uganda: Mountain gorillas shielded from threats EU: Use Budget to Uphold Democracy South Africa: Widespread Xenophobic Violence Mozambique: Alleged Soldiers Execute Woman Liberia’s President Should Showcase Justice on International Stage Major progress in UNESCO’s development of a global normative instrument on the ethics of AI Human rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report Greek police uses brutal violence and arbitrary bans to obstruct reporting on the refugee crisis Communities facing conflict, climate change and environmental degradation walk a tightrope of survival What is the humanitarian impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? UNESCO IFAP set to deliberate on challenges in building inclusive knowledge societies in the age of COVID-19 Young people around the world join UNESCO to #TrashHack their lives on World Cleanup Day UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO issue guidance to ensure schools are safe during COVID-19 pandemic Request for Proposal: ToT Leadership and Management of TVET Institutions Capacity Building Consultancy Malaysia: Discussing COVID-19 response in maritime security workshop Pakistan: Surge in harassment of journalists who “criticize” on social media Australia to Appear Before UN Rights Council in January Venezuela: UN Inquiry Finds Crimes Against Humanity Greece/EU: Bring Moria Homeless to Safety Lebanon: Ensure Aid Goes Directly to Those in Need India: Arrests of Activists Politically Motivated Turkey: Lawyers Arrested in Terror Probe UN: On 75th Anniversary, Recommit to Human Rights Venezuela abuses amounted to crimes against humanity: UN-appointed panel Governments urged to protect poor against modern slavery, step up development financing Canadian police arrest Indigenous journalist covering land rights movement African Union: Examining human cost of migration policies in Africa during COVID-19 Venezuela: Hard-hitting UN report backs claims of crimes against humanity and identifies possible perpetrators WSIS 2020 High-Level Dialogue on Open Educational Resources as a tool to combat inequalities in times of crisis RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom Democratic Republic of the Congo: Caught between COVID-19 and water shortages in Kinshasa COVID-19: Timely support for people with disabilities Call for nominations: UNESCO MIL Alliance Global Media and Information Literacy Awards 2020 Singapore Should Rehabilitate, Not Execute, Drug Users Protecting Freedom of Expression during the COVID-19 crisis: UNESCO issues Guidelines for Judicial Operators Hungary Renews Attacks on Independent Radio Station Belarus: Systematic Beatings, Torture of Protesters Bangladesh: Reunify Rohingya Refugee Families Australia: Deaths of Prisoners with Disabilities Focus on Merit in International Criminal Court Elections UN: Release Saudi Dissidents, Activists Mozambique: Video showing killing of naked woman further proof of human rights violations by state armed forces Second UNESCO ResiliArt Lebanon Debate: Museums and Art Galleries for the Return of Cultural Life to Beirut, 17 September Syria: Bombshell report reveals ‘no clean hands’ as horrific rights violations continue Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says Algerian journalist must serve two years in prison, appeal court says RSF addresses Human Rights Council on pandemic-linked press freedom violations DRCongo: Caught between COVID-19 and water shortages in Kinshasa Statement on the passing of Dr Biliana Cicin-Sain Niger: human rights defenders still unjustly detained for more than six months UN urges a more equal, inclusive world, marking International Day of Democracy Blaming the Victim for Sexual Violence in Pakistan Kenosha Police Turned a Blind Eye to US Vigilantes Hardships for Lebanon’s Migrant Domestic Workers Rise Yemen: Aid Obstruction Puts Millions at Risk Iran: ‘Secret execution’ of champion wrestler ‘deeply disturbing’ – UN rights experts Rise to the occasion to tackle injustice, Bachelet urges Human Rights Council Motorcycle hitmen gun down Philippine reporter who covered mining Journalism under fire: UNESCO raises alarm over surge of attacks on media workers covering protests Central Sahel: Spike in violence leads to higher deaths, more than 1 million fleeing homes Who is Khaled Drareni, symbol of press freedom in Algeria? Irish Red Cross, EU and ICRC: #NotATarget campaign Irish Red Cross, EU and ICRC: #NotATarget campaign UNESCO sounds the alarm on global surge in attacks against journalists covering protests Israel: Release Body of Slain Palestinian China’s Inhumane ‘Guilty-by-Association’ Iran Suddenly Executes Wrestler Navid Afkari Iran: Wrestler on Death Row for Alleged Murder Greece’s Moria Camp Fire: What’s Next? Afghanistan: Protecting Rights Essential in Negotiations Historic Afghan talks present ‘major opportunity’ for peace: UN Secretary-General A youthful 75: New generation carries the torch for UN values RSF urges EU to raise the issue of press freedom during virtual summit with China A youthful 75: next generation to carry the torch for UN values Colombia: Amnesty International condemns torture and excessive use of force by police Nigeria: Failure to release report of Presidential Panel a setback for rule of law Egypt: Gang Rape Witnesses Arrested, Smeared Bolivia: Justice System Abused to Persecute Opponents UK’s Bid for Brexit at All Costs Will Damage Human Rights Eritrea Busses Thousands of Students to Military Camp Cambodia: Free Detained Youth, Environmental Activists Switzerland: Draft anti-terrorism law sets ‘dangerous precedent’, rights experts warn Belarus: UN chief deeply concerned over use of force against peaceful protesters Director-General urges investigation into gruesome murder of journalist Julio Valdivia in Mexico Khaled Drareni must be freed on urgent health grounds, committees say UNESCO World Trends Report now available in Russian El Salvador: Conviction of one of those responsible for the murder of Jesuit priests must break the chain of impunity Joint call by Svetlana Alexievich, Andrei Bastunets and Christophe Deloire to defend press freedom in Belarus Director-General condemns killing of journalists Andrés Eloy Nieves Zacarías and José Carmelo Bislick in Venezuela Director-General condemns murder of journalist Shaheena Shaheen in Pakistan Video Demonstrates Chechnya Leadership’s Brutality Rwanda: Rusesabagina Was Forcibly Disappeared Pakistan’s Hypocrisy on Press Freedom Libya: Armed Groups Violently Quell Protests Social Media Platforms Remove War Crimes Evidence ICRC Stock Caught in Beirut Port Fire COVID-19: intercultural dialogue is essential for building back better Local reporter found beheaded in Mexico’s Veracruz state The first International Day to Protect Education from Attack Learning Never Stops: Celebrating Literacy Day in Nepal Belarus: Ensure ‘full respect’ for workers’ rights during protests, ILO urges President Lukashenko UNESCO and The Internet Society of China join forces to promote web accessibility in Mongolia Cambodia: Youth targeted in ‘shocking’ wave of arrests China: RSF and global NGO coalition call for UN monitoring of human rights violations Ecuador’s Assembly Approves Bill Furthering the Right to Health Guatemala: Rights Official at Risk of Criminal Prosecution South Africa Should Press Zimbabwe to End Repression Bahrain: Lawyers Prosecuted on Speech Charges Global Coalition urges UN to Address China’s Human Rights Abuses China: Global coalition urges UN to address Beijing’s human rights abuses Fresh war crimes fears highlighted in new Yemen report ICRC President Peter Maurer: “During conflict, education must not be targeted” United in Science report: Climate Change has not stopped for COVID19 Two Cairo newspaper journalists jailed, one with Covid-19 How UNESCO’s functional literacy class is empowering girls in Nepal UNESCO ResiliArt Lebanon online debate: Defending cultural diversity through creativity, 10 September Abuse and fear: Trans women speak out about life in Nicaragua’s prisons during COVID-19 Global coalition urges UN to address China’s human rights abuses Caster Semenya Loses Appeal for Equal Treatment Killings in Philippines Up 50 Percent During Pandemic Fact Sheet 5 September on Schools Rehabilitation in Beirut Fellowship Honors Disability Rights Icon Marca Bristo Attacks on Students, Teachers, and Schools Surge in Africa’s Sahel Australian Journalists Forced to Leave China Overturned verdict on Khashoggi murder a ‘parody of justice’ – independent UN rights expert UNESCO virtual roundtable to examine challenges posed by COVID-19 to Latin America and the Caribbean Alexei Navalny poisoning must get independent probe, says UN’s Bachelet Khashoggi overturned verdict ‘parody of justice’ – independent UN rights expert Intercultural dialogue during the pandemic: impact and response UNESCO partners with other UN agencies to strengthen the work to counter the COVID-19 infodemic ICRC's Gilles Carbonnier on impact of heavy explosive weapons in populated areas Iran cracks down on journalists again in response to UN report Two journalists arrested after being lured with interview invitation French TV anchors join protest for RSF’s jailed Algeria correspondent New Release: Literacy Assessment Report for Syrian Refugee Youth in Lebanon Turkey: Release Osman Kavala China Delves into Past to Police Tibet’s Future Pakistan: Poor Conditions Rife in Women’s Prisons Indonesia: Investigate Police Raid on ‘Gay Party’ The OAS must condemn repressive measures taken to combat the pandemic Khashoggi trial: truth impossible from trial with no public or journalists While the COVID crisis increases inequalities, UNESCO recalls that reading is the basis of development Activists in Latin America battle to guarantee access to safe abortion in COVID-19 world Ethiopia: ICRC donates medical, non-medical items to 11 places of detention ICRC AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN REPORTING 2020 Digitalization of Conflict Joint Initiative: Humanitarian Impact and Legal Protection China: RSF urges for release of Australian business news anchor Indonesia: Nearly 300 Rohingya disembarked in Aceh shows urgent need for search and rescue Bangladeshi journalist tortured by police, held for nearly a year Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority COVID-19 and youth: a virtual South Asian Youth Summit organized in Nepal Saudi Arabia: Prominent Detainees Held Incommunicado Algeria: Activist Facing Charges for Peaceful Support of Protests COVID-19 and youth: South Asian Youth Summit 2020 COVID-19 and youth: UNESCO Celebrates Youth Day in Nepal Youth and COVID-19: UNESCO Celebrates Youth Day in Nepal End secret detention of rights defender, independent experts urge Pakistani authorities Philippines Soldiers Accused of Beating Indigenous People India: Stop Using Pellet-Firing Shotguns in Kashmir China: Mongolian Mother-Tongue Classes Curtailed Mystery surrounds Algeria article branded ‘complete fabrication’ by UN rights office Democratic Republic of Congo: Concrete actions must be taken to protect Denis Mukwege after death threats 25 years after Beijing’s Women Conference, significance ‘undimmed’ New agreement between UN bodies aims to advance science-based sustainable ocean business into the Ocean Decade UNESCO / Jikji Memory of the World Prize 2020 awarded to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (Cambodia) UNESCO warns that the funding gap to reach SDG4 in poorer countries risks increasing to US$ 200 billion annually due to COVID-19 if we do not take urgent action Austrian platform law: Government should avoid errors made with NetzDG RSF renews calls for the release of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange as his US extradition hearing resumes in London Venezuela: New evidence contradicts official version of Rafael Acosta Arévalo’s death Opposition Leader Convicted in Azerbaijan Egypt: Man Dies in Unjust Detention Lawsuit by Kabila lawyer threatens two Congolese journalists Democratic Republic of the Congo: our work in the first half of 2020 It’s Too Early to End Burundi Inquiry Hungary Continues Attacks on Academic Freedom Keeping girls in the picture Russian specialists fill gaps left in Belarusian state broadcaster RSF: The acquittal of the accused mastermind of Ján Kuciak’s murder is a huge failure of Slovakia’s law enforcement bodies Malaysia: 17th national IHL moot court competition 2020 Fyodor Martens, the man who reconciled half the world Syria: Health Workers Lack Protection in Pandemic Cities Forcibly Evict Residents in South Africa Nepal: Punish Rights Abusers; Protect Independent NHRC Schoolchildren in England Should Not Go Hungry Again US Sanctions International Criminal Court Prosecutor Mozambique: Families fleeing attacks seek shelter in COVID-19 hotspot; Country’s largest treatment centre opens Missing Digital artwork goes live on International Day of the Disappeared Personal Data Protection Information UN dismayed over US sanctions on top International Criminal Court officials Tanzania: Freedoms Threatened Ahead of Elections UNESCO unites Lebanese and international partners to safeguard Beirut’s cultural heritage and cultural life Nigeria: 23,000 missing as conflict splits families Mozambique: Families fleeing attacks seek shelter in COVID-19 hotspot; Country’s largest treatment centre opens today Missing - a digital artwork goes live at the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared مبادرة الشعاب المرجانية القادرة على الصمود تطرح نهجاً مناخياً جديداً في اجتماع فريق العمل التابع لمجموعة العشرين Indonesia: Faith-Based Organizations Share Their Experience in Responding to COVID-19 Belarus must stop torturing protesters and prevent enforced disappearances Lebanon Should Stop Excluding Children from School Myanmar: End Harassment of Rakhine Media Outlets Attacks on journalists are attacks on all civil society: UN rights chief Deal to reduce recent Gaza tensions will aid fight against COVID-19 Memory institutions are uniquely positioned to combat COVID-19 disinformation Call for Proposals: Youth-led actions to support communities affected by Beirut Blasts 2020 Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell Belarus: Many journalists arrested, foreign media stripped of accreditation Charlie Hebdo – “trial of the most extreme form of censorship” Hong Kong caught in Chinese practices of visa weaponisation against the press Argentina: Legalize Abortion As a new academic year begins, UNESCO warns that only one third of students will return to school Sudan: Peace agreement must deliver on people’s quest for dignity and justice Call for Application: legal, editorial, and landscape architect internships at UNESCO Beirut/ Culture Sector EU Member States Should Act on Philippines Abuses Nigeria’s Rising Number of Missing Persons Saudi Arabia Reviews Child Death Penalty Cases UNESCO’s expert group revises the draft text of the Recommendation on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence Ethiopia: The pain of separation Mozambique: Unprecedented arson attack on Canal media must be promptly investigated Alive until proven dead: Unwavering hope for families of missing in Libya Alive until proven dead – Unwavering hope for the families of the missing in Libya Qatar: New laws to protect migrant workers are a step in the right direction Iraqi Families of Missing: The wounds that do not heal Tunisia: The painful uncertainty of the families of the missing Humanitarian impacts and risks of use of nuclear weapons Hurricane Katrina in the US, 15 Years Later Enforced disappearances ‘rife across the world’ – UN chief THE HUMANITARIAN IMPACTS AND RISKS OF THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS Tunisia: Painful uncertainty International Day of the Disappeared: Learning to live again In Lebanon, addressing question of missing persons remains a humanitarian priority for ICRC In Lebanon, addressing the question of missing persons remains a humanitarian priority for the ICRC Jordan: Release Prominent Cartoonist UN: Human Rights Council Should Act on Philippines Syria: Restart Efforts to Find Victims Kidnapped by ISIS Another Chance to Address Homophobic Violence in Armenia Venezuela: A Police State Lashes Out Amid Covid-19 South Sudan: Thousands Still Missing Belarus: Internet Disruptions, Online Censorship Egypt: Veteran Human Rights Defender Bahey el-Din Hassan Sentenced to 15-Years in Prison Malaysia: Proposed Law Reverses Police Reforms The executions in Nuevo Laredo must be a watershed moment for ending human rights violations in Mexico New killings after Jacob Blake shooting reveal chronic problems still to be overcome in US Americas: Organizations of the continent reiterate the need to strengthen the autonomy and independence of the IACHR UN rights chief urges DR Congo to protect Nobel laureate Mukwege amid death threats Morocco : the numbers that sum up the judicial harassment of Omar Radi New guidelines aim to dismantle barriers blocking people with disabilities from access to justice Syria: Tens of thousands of families with no news of loved ones COVID-19: UNESCO and partners in education launch global campaign to keep girls in the picture Somalia’s new media law ignores calls for journalists to be protected Pakistan: ICRC operational response to COVID-19 South Sudan: New policy brings hope to families of thousands registered as missing International day of the disappeared: In Serbia, 29 years on, search continues for more than 10,000 missing Myanmar: Upcoming elections an opportunity to take a new inclusive democratic path Iraq: When time stopped at Abu Saif’s house Iraq: When time stopped at Abu Saif’s Mali: Transition Authorities Should Promote Justice OAS Leader Undermining Rights Body Landmark Ruling Bolsters Disability Rights in Pakistan What can I do to help advance girls’ education? Jordan: Arrests, Forced Dispersal at Teacher Protests German Economics Ministry Blocks Effective Supply Chains Law What China’s Foreign Minister Should Expect in Europe Joint Statement: Draft Law on Public Order Violates Women’s Rights Thailand: More Protest Leaders Arrested The Director-General launches from Beirut the "Li Beirut" initiative, putting education, culture and heritage at the heart of reconstruction efforts The Director General launches from Beirut the "Li Beirut" initiative, putting education, culture and heritage at the heart of reconstruction efforts Deliberate silencing of peaceful voices in Iraq ‘unacceptable’, says UN human rights chief UN rights expert calls for ceasefire, commitment from all stakeholders to ensure free elections in Central African Republic Human rights are the ‘means by which governments can successfully beat pandemics’, says UNAIDS chief Mozambique: world cannot ignore growing violence and humanitarian crisis Kashmiri journalist completes second year in detention Montenegro: Witchhunt against investigative reporters on eve of parliamentary elections Rebuilding heritage, culture and education #ForBeirut Covid-19 Spreads in Indonesia’s Overcrowded Prisons Cyber attacks are a known threat: Now is the time for preventive action UNESCO and Blackboard launch teachers training in the Caribbean for online and blended learning Training for online and blended learning strategies for teachers training launched - Caribbean pilot project with Blackboard Media and information literacy against racial discrimination: Experts from Nigeria and Russia speak Cyber-attacks are a known threat: now is the time for preventive action RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan Algeria must stop violating press freedom before Khaled Drareni appeal Kurdish opposition TV channel’s reporter held for past week Lebanon: Lethal Force Used Against Protesters Iraq: Basra Political Group Targeted Singapore: Quash Prominent Activist’s Conviction Uzbekistan: Drop Dubious Case Against Journalist Forty-Nine Migrant Children Moved to Safety in France Brazil: Amazon Fires Affect Health of Thousands ICRC: Gazans face ‘double crisis’, need international support COVID-19: UN urges ramping up social protection programmes to safeguard those most vulnerable Belarus: “A government can’t change the course of history by concealing the facts online” Africa: 44,000 people registered as missing on the continent, nearly half of them children Journalists tortured in DRC on provincial governor’s orders Kashmiri woman photographer chosen for 2020 Peter Mackler Award Somalia: Decline in primary health care visits and childhood vaccinations during COVID-19 Cameroon: Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Strike Displacement Site US Congress Should End Marijuana Prohibition Will Serbia Release Covid-19 Data from Institutions? Indigenous Australian Boy’s Death and Inadequate Health Care Korean Government supports the project (2020-2024), Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Integrated Community Development in National Parks of Madagascar - (BIOCOM), through Korea International Cooperation Agency Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Maldives: Covid-19 Exposes Abuse of Migrants Rights expert denounces lack of investigation into 2017 killing of journalist in South Sudan RSF welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s statement calling for justice for Christopher Allen three years on Venezuela: two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Statement by the Director General of UNESCO on the possible appointment of Mr. Moez Chakchouk as Minister of Transport and Logistics in the new Tunisian government Thailand: Facebook caves to abusive censorship requests Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Madagascar: Killing of 22 detainees an appalling attack on the right to life Pakistan: Accusations of blasphemy continue to endanger lives Somalia: Sharp decline in primary health care visits and childhood vaccinations during COVID-19 pandemic as infectious diseases surge Philippines: Academic essay competition on international humanitarian law Lebanon: Bruised by multiple blows, people risk “huge, hidden scars” South Sudan: Helping prison authorities prevent spread of COVID-19 in places of detention Launch of ‘girls back to school’ guide UNESCO to host webinar on how archives, libraries and museums can combat disinfodemic amid COVID-19 World Bank Group Failing at Remedies for Project Abuses Philippine Rights Group Under Attack Qatar: Little Progress on Protecting Migrant Workers Myanmar: Rohingya Await Justice, Safe Return 3 Years On UNESCO's Director-General Audrey Azoulay visits Beirut to mobilize the international community and make education, culture and heritage the main pillars of reconstruction efforts in the wake of the devastating explosions Director-General deplores the death of journalist Huner Rasool in Iraqi Kurdistan ECLAC and UNESCO publish a document analyzing the challenges for education engendered by the pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean Imprisoned rights defenders in Egypt at ‘grave risk’ of COVID-19, warn UN experts Nigeria: Government failings leave rural communities at the mercy of gunmen Russia Needs an Investigation into Navalny’s Illness Another Youth Drowns Trying to Row to Safety in the UK Unprecedented Glimpse of Crisis in North Korea Greece Is Still Denying Migrant Pushbacks Venezuelan Migrants Face Covid-19 Risk in Aruba Detention Centers Brazil and the Southern Cone: Report on the ICRC's response to Covid-19 in June and July Brazil and the Southern Cone: Report on the ICRC's response to Covid-19 in June and July Brazil and the Southern Cone: Report on the ICRC's response to Covid-19 in June and July Former Spanish King Finds New Home in UAE UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines IRAN : UN special rapporteur urged to visit Iranian prisons holding journalists Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Serbia: Support to Red Cross societies, penitentiaries and authorities during COVID-19 Renters in England Are Braced for Mass Evictions A 10-Year-Old Girl’s Ordeal to Have a Legal Abortion in Brazil Protecting Ecuador’s Students from Sexual Violence Libya: COVID-19 and conflict collide, deepening humanitarian crisis Venezuela: Nourishing the hope of returnees during COVID-19 Mali coup: Democratic order must be restored ‘as fast as possible’ Harassment of Ukrainian TV journalists Venezuela: nourishing the hope of returnees Thailand: More peaceful activists arrested and charged amidst pro-democracy protests