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Afghanistan School Bombing Targets Minority Community Turkey: 2nd Politically Motivated Trial for Rights Defender Foreigners Living with HIV in Jordan Face an Impossible Choice East Africa: Human Rights Watch Film Festival China’s “Untenable Operating Environment” for Business in Xinjiang Guinea: Witness testimony, videos and satellite imagery confirm security forces fired live bullet at protesters Rebuilding Fairer Economies Demands Global Support US Seeks to Discredit Human Rights Groups Russia: Authorities Targeting Free Speech at a University Iraqi reporter threatened with arrest over story about Iran’s supreme leader US - RSF calls on DHS to drop plans to restrict journalists’ visas Threat to Mexico’s mechanism for protecting journalists US: Heat Emergency Plans Missing Pregnancy, Racial Justice Azerbaijan: Cluster Munitions Used in Nagorno-Karabakh Iran: Prisoners Who Reported Abuse Charged USA: Police failing to protect protesters from violence, as volatile elections near Afghanistan: Vice President Threatens Those Reporting Civilian Deaths Madagascar: President Rajoelina must deliver on his promise to decongest prisons Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal Rolls Back Reproductive Rights Honduras: Authorities must guarantee transparency in trial of man accused of plotting the murder of Berta Cáceres Media torched, reporters attacked in major threat to press freedom in Nigeria Chinese Authorities Aim to ‘Liberate’ Tibetan Believers RSF asks UN to condemn Belarus crackdown on journalists, curbs on press freedom People with Disabilities’ Voices Should be Heard in US Elections Egypt: 49 Executions In 10 Days Rohingya: Donors Should Require Including Education Turkmenistan: Drop Charges, Free Wrongfully Imprisoned Lawyer Lebanon: Flawed Domestic Blast Investigation Cambodia: Hun Sen and His Abusive Generals Central African Republic: While many ‘people are hungry for trials’ some warlords still walk free Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention US, Australia Hit New Lows on Refugee Resettlement Pope Francis Supports Same-Sex Civil Unions RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Nigeria: Killing of #EndSARS protesters by the military must be investigated RSF brings “crime against humanity” case in Sweden against Eritrea’s president US: Protect Peaceful Assemblies; Limit Use of Force Canada: Climate Crisis Toll on First Nations’ Food Supply India: Officials seal office of Kashmir Times in Srinagar Syria: “Efforts to obtain Austin Tice’s release must continue” Turkey: Justice for Rights Lawyer’s Killing Thailand: Outspoken TV Channel Banned A Domestic Violence Case Goes to Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court When Will Iraq Start Protecting Journalists? Saudi Arabia to Host Women’s Summit While Women Activists Sit Behind Bars Killer Robots: Precedent for a Ban Treaty India: Magazine reporter beaten by police inside Delhi police station India: Website reporter beaten by police inside Delhi police station Saudi to Host Women’s Summit While Women Activists Sit Behind Bars Sri Lanka: Forced Anal Exams in Homosexuality Prosecutions Saudi Arabia: Alleged Child Offenders Face Death Sentences DR Congo: Wanted Warlord Preys on Civilians US — RSF remains deeply concerned for journalists’ safety in run-up to historic election Brazil quarterly analysis: media face censorship on multiple fronts Americas: Amnesty International joins forces with the artist Erik Ravelo to demand solutions from the OAS to the repression in the region Cuba’s Government Targets Social Media Influencers Cameroon: Opposition Leaders, Supporters Detained Mauritania: Free Activists Held on Blasphemy Charges RSF condemns abuse of Turkey’s “lèse-majesté” legislation Mozambique: Five years on, Josina Machel still waiting for justice for gender-based violence North Korea: Horrific Pretrial Detention System Japan: Raise Rights on Trip to Vietnam, Indonesia Thailand: Water Cannon Used Against Peaceful Activists WTO: A missed opportunity to put people before patents RSF and 10 other organisations warn European Union on Turkey RSF’s calls for release of Indian journalist jailed over tweet Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Nigeria: Crackdown on Police Brutality Protests Malta: Three years on, pursuit of justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia stalled by constant obstacles and lack of press freedom reform CDC Director Doubles Down on Endangering Asylum Seekers The Chilean police punish us for daring to protest Nigeria: Authorities must initiate genuine reform of the police Thailand: Emergency Decree Pretext for Crackdown Marginalized Communities Will Pay Highest Price for Pulling Plug on US Census Journalist flees after heavily-armed men burst into his radio station California: Proposition 22 Threatens Gig Workers’ Rights Huge portrait of jailed Algerian journalist hung beside Paris ring road RSF’s denounces Singapore’s disregard of press freedom ahead of its Universal Periodic Review New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council US: 10 Steps for Safe, Credible Elections Algeria: Mass Convictions for Homosexuality Syria/Russia: Strategy Targeted Civilian Infrastructure Lebanon’s Brazen Attempt to Silence a Torture Victim Americas: The COVID-19 pandemic must not be a pretext for human rights violations Indonesia: New Law Hurts Workers, Indigenous Groups English Tests for Visas Will Keep Australian Families Apart Russia: Far East Peaceful Protester Facing Prosecution Beginning of the End for ‘Virginity Exams’ in Pakistan? Chile: National Police commanders must be criminally investigated for human rights violations Egyptian authorities pressure editor by jailing his brother, colleagues Radio journalist in hiding after death threats by generals in eastern DRC German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Iraq : Concern about Iraqi Kurdish journalist’s fate Bulgaria: RSF unveils proposal for press freedom to be at the centre of Bulgaria’s next election India: Women at Risk of Sexual Abuse at Work EU Counterinsurgency Aid to Mozambique Should Help Protect Rights Cambodia: Free Activist Held in Forestry Case China Grudgingly Gets UN Rights Body Seat Moscow Government Collects Employees Data Without Consent Protests Still Scare Egypt’s Government Judgement In, Damage Done in Hungary Death Penalty Not the Answer to Bangladesh’s Rape Problem Thailand: Over 20 Democracy Activists Arrested Venezuela: Abusive Treatment of Returnees Fresh Calls to End Afghanistan’s ‘Virginity Exams’ South Korea Partially Recognizes Reproductive Rights Prosecution of Former MP Casts Doubt on Reform in Burundi Bangladeshi reporter slain by local gangsters in Dhaka suburb Sweden: Right to information must prevail in trial for filming ferry wreck Prolonged Political Crisis in Kyrgyzstan Puts Rights at Risk Hong Kong government adopts accreditation policy that discriminates independent media and freelance journalists Child Marriage, Pregnancies Soar During Pandemic Turkey: Turkmen Activist Faces Deportation Myanmar: Villages burned, civilians injured and killed as Rakhine State conflict escalates RSF asks authorities, opposition to guarantee reporters’ safety during Kyrgyzstan protests US/UK : Julian Assange’s extradition hearing marred by barriers to open justice Building Equitable Futures by Investing in Girls Sedition charge against Indian reporter symptomatic of difficulties facing journalists in Uttar Pradesh Cyber-attacks against Angolan news site and reporter RSF and Iran’s Defenders of Human Rights Centre urge Iran to halt executions RSF trains journalists ahead of presidential elections in Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire Argentina: Child Suspects’ Private Data Published Online Algeria: Migrants, Asylum Seekers Forced Out Bangladesh: Protests Erupt Over Rape Case Jonathan Price’s Killing Underscores Need for US Structural Police Reform Human Rights on the Ballot in California Nicaragua: Ortega Tightening Authoritarian Grip Belarus Uses Children to Pressure Dissenting Parents Three Lebanese women journalists hounded on social media At IACHR hearing, Brazil’s government portrays violence as “divergence of opinion” and disinformation as “freedom of expression” Montenegro convicts Jovo Martinović again, jeopardizing EU accession UN: Deny Rights Council Seats to Major Violators We must protect those defending the land and environment in Colombia Myanmar: Mass Detention of Rohingya in Squalid Camps Colombia: New report shows how failed policies are putting human rights defenders at risk Finally, Good News for Asylum Seekers in Italy Justice Delivered in Greece Salvadorean president’s alarming hostility towards independent media RSF condemns Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang’s arrest Anti-LGBT Persecution in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Mozambique: No justice for victims of three-year conflict in Cabo Delgado which has killed over 2,000 Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Violations of the right to information in Brazil are subject of a new hearing by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Kyrgyzstan: Respect Rights While Restoring Order 39 Countries at UN Express ‘Grave Concerns’ About China’s Abuses Mozambique: Investigate bomb threats against civil society leader Protesting Sexual Assault in India Isn’t a ‘Conspiracy’ NIGERIA: Authorities repeatedly failing to tackle impunity enjoyed by notorious SARS police unit RSF briefs Human Rights Council on Somalia, calls for moratorium on arrests of journalists Don’t Let Orphan’s Canadian Homecoming Be an Exception USA: Amnesty International delivers one million signatures calling for justice for George Floyd Indian TV news channel silenced for covering alleged corruption IMF: Adopt Policies to Reduce Inequality Egypt: Police Beat Man to Death, Family Says Greece: Investigate Pushbacks, Violence at Borders Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Media Offices Shut Down People with Mental Health Conditions Living in Chains Human Rights Watch Names First Chief Programs Officer Some things never change: repression and the militarization of public security in El Salvador RSF and its partners call on the Montenegro court to definitely acquit journalist Jovo Martinović Russian Journalist Commits Suicide After Years of Harassment Myanmar: Election Fundamentally Flawed UK: Older people in care homes abandoned to die amid government failures during COVID-19 pandemic Imminent entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is a truly historic achievement US: Lawsuit Challenges ICC Sanctions Mediterranean Sea: ‘Cycle of violence’ for fleeing migrants must be addressed Saudi Arabia: ‘Image Laundering’ Conceals Abuses Turkey: Politicians and Activists Detained UNESCO signs landmark agreement in Viet Nam to support Ha Noi Creative City, opening a new era of partnership for SDG financing in Viet Nam Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders Director-General condemns murder of journalist Sunil Tiwari in India’s state of Madhya Pradesh Call for probe into origin of shelling that injured reporters in Nagorno-Karabakh Singaporean website prosecuted over election coverage Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Civilians bearing brunt of surge in violence Call for probe into origin of shelling that targeted reporters in Nagorno-Karabakh RSF launches ‘50-day clock’ and petition calling for press freedom improvements ahead of G20 Riyadh summit Georgia Passes Sweeping Labor Reforms Russia Expands Facial Recognition Despite Privacy Concerns Harsh Sentences for Alleged Hizb-ut-Tahrir Followers in Russia Turkey: Man Dies After Military Custody New US Bill Would Help People Working in Dangerous Heat Victory for Acid Attack Campaigners in Nepal UNESCO Director-General joins world leaders’ call for highest political commitment to achieve gender equality UNESCO joins in the special "United for Lebanon" event launched by France Télévisions COVID-19 - Fighting ‘infodemic’ and social stigma through community media in India Milestone in UNESCO’s development of a global recommendation on Open Science Stranded migrants need safe and dignified return, says independent UN rights panel Egypt: Facts and Figures Jan - Dec 2019 Who Is ‘Happy’ in Xinjiang? Germany: Respect Child Rights in Global Supply Chains DR Congo: Take Concrete Steps to End Impunity Myanmar: Humanitarian action and COVID-19 response in Rakhine COVID-19: Timely support to prisons continues across Bangladesh At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign Tighter control over social media, massive use of cyber-censorship Egypt: Security Forces Abuse, Torture LGBT People Bangladesh: Protesting Rohingya Refugees Beaten Guinea: At least 50 people killed with impunity during protests in less than a year Listen to older people’s ‘suggestions and ideas’ for more inclusive societies, urges UN chief The Council of UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) reviews and renews its work to bring information to all Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development California: New Law Protects Children in Police Custody 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