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South Korea: Scrap Bill Shielding North Korean Government US: House Votes to End Marijuana Prohibition France: Dissolving Anti-Discrimination Group Threatens Rights U.S. States face deadline to order vaccine End Abusive Sex Testing for Women Athletes Renew EU Sanctions Against Congo Officials Tajikistan: Dissident’s Family Interrogated, Threatened RSF calls on Hong Kong to end judicial harassment on Apple Daily founder Iran: Adopt Draft Law to Protect Women Algeria blocks access to three more news sites Hong Kong: Drop Cases Against Democracy Activists Another court declines to hear Trump's election challenge Philippines Takes Step to Protect Children US: No Justice 6 Months Since New York Police Assault US: Ensure Equitable Voting Access in Georgia Runoffs US Heat Deaths Among Older People Rising Kazakhstan: Human Rights Groups Under Pressure U.S. passes new restrictions on China #HoldTheLine Coalition calls for new cyber libel charge to be dropped and pressure ceased against Maria Ressa Gaza: Israeli Restrictions Harm People with Disabilities Crackdown on journalists intensifying in Russia’s far east Bangladesh: Halt Rohingya Relocations to Remote Island Paraguay: Flawed Investigation of Argentine Girls’ Killings Can a Brexit deal be reached? Human Rights Lawyer Ordered to Leave Russia Brutal Attack in Indonesia Targets Christian Farmers France: Macron to Receive Al-Sisi on Heels of Repression Côte d’Ivoire: Post-Election Violence, Repression Azerbaijan: Armenian Prisoners of War Badly Mistreated Investigation into shooting attack on Myanmar journalist goes nowhere RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Iraq: Camp Expulsions Leave Families Homeless, Vulnerable Ensuring High-Quality International Criminal Court Judges RSF calls for effective release of all journalists detained in Ethiopia Affordable HIV treatment coming to some children Netherlands Apologizes for Transgender Sterilizations Liberia: Milestone Swiss Trial for Wartime Atrocities Gruesome Boko Haram Killings in Northeast Nigeria United States: Embargo Arms to the United Arab Emirates Iraq : RSF and MRG ask UN experts to press for Kurdish journalist’s release India: Manipur journalist held for second time in two years over Facebook comments Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid RSF’s five recommendations to Brazil’s mayors on protecting press freedom Biden announces key economic staff South Korea Sentence for Online Sexual Violence a Start Tanzania: Burundian Refugees ‘Disappeared,’ Tortured IMF: Demand Transparency for Egypt Military’s Firms Ethiopia captures Tigray RSF files complaint about police violence against reporters in Paris RSF files complaint about police violence against reporters in Paris Cuba: Amnesty International calls for release of two San Isidro prisoners of conscience Switzerland’s Crucial Vote on Corporate Accountability The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa The impact of the conflict in Ethiopia Rebuilding from the ashes, Trump’s heritage on immigration and asylum policy UK: RSF welcomes Damian Collins as new chair of the APPG on media freedom UK: RSF calls for Julian Assange’s urgent release as Covid infections rise at Belmarsh Prison Algeria : European Parliament calls for journalist Khaled Drareni’s immediate and unconditional release Pakistan: Surge in Targeted Killings of Ahmadis Trump pardons Flynn in waning days of administration Trinidad & Tobago: Return of deported children gives government second chance to do the right thing Iraq: Scrap Bill to Restrict Free Speech Poland: Drop charges against reporter who covered women’s rights protest, RSF says US: Archivists’ Victory over Overbroad Copyright Claim Sex Workers’ Safety in the Balance in Scotland Paris Police Continue To Harass Homeless Migrants Cluster Munitions: Condemn New Use, Production Thailand: Joint statement on pro-democracy protests on 17 and 25 November 2020 Uganda: Crackdown on reporters threatens Ugandan election’s credibility Vietnam: Release Dissident Poet Biden announces key staff as transition begins Guatemala: Investigate Excessive Use of Force by Police Murder trial in Jamal Khashoggi’s case continues in Turkish court Tunisia: Harsh Sentence Against Blogger Haiti: Lifetime Ban for Football Chief DR Congo: Militia Leader Gets Life Term for Atrocities Colombia: New Evidence Prisoners Were Intentionally Shot Jewelry Companies’ Sourcing Improves, but Falls Short Asian Nations Reject UN Vote Against Death Penalty Asian Nations Reject UN Vote Against Death Penalty Guatemala: Amnesty International demands investigation into excessive use of force in protests Pakistan should consult press freedom groups on Journalist Protection Bill Tanzania: Repression Mars National Elections Mauritania: Revise Draft Associations Law Ethiopia: Protect civilians in Mekelle offensive Saudi Arabia: Clarify Status of Uyghur Detainees U.S. Presidential Transition begins New Law Would Expand Internet Censorship in Russia US Renters Need More Support in Pandemic Italy: Strengthen Immigration Law Protections Russia: New Move to Suffocate Civil Society Why Won’t Lebanon Stand Up for Free Expression? Indian independent website reporter hounded by big press group in Maharashtra Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union UN: Implement Human Rights Principles for Assistance in Syria Somalia: Ensure Justice in Health Worker Massacre Egyptian Judiciary in Service of Repression Single Women in South Korea Have Rights to a Family Too Myanmar: Release Students Jailed for Peaceful Protest California begins curfew to curb COVID-19 Afghanistan: Donors Should Support Rights Gains Kyrgyzstan: Bad Faith Efforts to Overhaul Constitution Burundi: Global campaign to free Germain Rukuki launched today Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week Canada Needs to Deliver Promised Climate Accountability Cuba: Harassment of San Isidro movement exemplifies ongoing assault on freedom of expression Uganda: Authorities Weaponize Covid-19 for Repression Tanzania: Killings, arbitrary detention and torture of opposition members in aftermath of elections Taiwan: the non-renewal of CTi news channel’s licence does not go against press freedom Malaysia: End Abusive Immigration Detention Still no Accountability for Hong Kong’s Police Force Lame Duck US Congress Should Pass Bill to Study Reparations for Slavery Greece Commits to End “Protective” Child Detention On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Guinea: Post-Election Violence, Repression Turkey: Opposition Politicians Detained for Four Years Pushbacks in Greek Waters Put Lives at Risk Thailand: Police Violence Against Democracy Demonstrators Australia: Follow Up Afghan Report with Prosecutions Reporter fatally shot in “encounter” with soldiers in the Philippines Film Shows Why George Soros Believes in an Open Society Trump fires cybersecurity head France: RSF denounces use of concealment of professional secrecy accusation and calls for its removal Hungary: Intensified Attack on LGBT People Haiti: End Sexual Abuse in Football Philippine radio journalist shot six times outside home Myanmar’s Military Still Using Children in Fighting Guatemala: Congress Assaulting Judicial Independence Bad News for the US on World Prematurity Day Biden: "More people may die" without presidential transition Argentina: Congress must pass historic bill to legalize abortion Trump Administration Moves to Entrench Global Gag Rule Trans People at Risk in Honduras Iran: No Justice for Bloody 2019 Crackdown Ukraine: Armed Groups’ Arbitrary Pandemic Restrictions Solomon Islands: Total Facebook ban over criticism of government is brazen attack on freedom of expression RSF announces nominees for its 2020 Press Freedom Awards Brazil’s 2020 municipal elections: RSF’s five recommendations to city councillors on protecting press freedom Egypt: Leading Rights Group Official Arrested As COVID-19 cases climb, good news on vaccine front Awaiting Justice for Police Killings in DR Congo Draft EU Regulation on 'Terrorist Content' Online Threatens Rights Côte d’Ivoire: The use of machetes and guns reveals horrors of post-election violence Crime reporter deliberately killed by speeding car in northeastern India German protests against COVID-19 measures: Persecution of journalists behind the façade of a citizen movement France: Deputies urged to remove ban on filming police “with the aim of harming” from bill Waiving Intellectual Property Rules Key to Beating Covid-19 EU: Bring Human Rights to the Top of Central Asia Agenda Iraq: No Justice for Enforced Disappearances RFE/RL reporter killed in targeted bombing in southern Afghanistan Curbing Political Threats by Law Enforcement in the US Ethiopia: Protect People as Tigray Crisis Escalates Man Killed for Protecting Symbols of Peaceful Protests in Belarus Peru: Amnesty International documents excessive use of force by National Police At least six Ethiopian journalists arrested in past six days Israel urged to lift ban on Palestine TV bureau in Jerusalem Nigeria: Punitive Financial Moves Against Protesters 2021 Promises Better Protection for Women From Violence, Harassment at Work Californians Vote for Criminal Legal System Reform Cambodia: Scrap Draft Cybercrime Law Government’s anti-fake news policy potentially threatens press freedom in Spain Egypt agrees to release a few journalists Afghan Victims Deserve Justice in Australian Inquiry England is Under Lockdown Again. Is Universal Credit Ready? Biden Administration Should End US Assault on United Nations Pro-democracy lawmakers step down Ethiopia: Investigation reveals evidence that scores of civilians were killed in massacre in Tigray state Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail Afghanistan: Journalist Murdered in Helmand Peru: Ousting of President Threatens Rule of Law New Philippine Police Chief Has Troubling Record US: Biden Should Reinstate Landmine Ban Angola: Police Fire on Peaceful Protesters US: Biden Should Act to Ensure Rights for All China: Beijing Forces Out Hong Kong Opposition Lawmakers India: Tamil Nadu TV reporter killed because of status as journalist Russia: New Effort to Stifle Independent Groups Pandemic shows no signs of slowing in U.S. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Mozambique: United Nations must act to address human rights violations in Cabo Delgado Libya: Outspoken Benghazi Lawyer Murdered Several wounded in Saudi cemetery attack Honduras: Regional Court Hears Trans Murder Case Spain: Respect Rights of People Arriving by Sea to Canary Islands Three journalists murdered in ten days in Mexico Is Saudi Arabia Serious About Clemency for Women Activists? Is Saudi Serious About Clemency for Women Activists? Biden prepares for transition Angola: Authorities must respect youth’s right to protest against high cost of living International observers see no evidence of voting irregularities EU Funds Tied to Respect for the Rule of Law Food and Cash Aid is Vital if Lebanon Goes Back into Lockdown How to Return Stolen Assets Responsibly Crackdown on Peaceful Protesters Escalates in Belarus Figures for three-month crackdown on press freedom in Belarus California: Prop 22 Strips Gig Workers of Minimum Wage Biden begins COVID-19 task force Incendiary Weapons: Human Cost Demands Stronger Law G20: Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable for Abuses EU: Probe Frontex Complicity in Border Abuses Morocco High Court Reviewing Key Western Sahara Case Saudi Arabia: Formula 1 Deal Despite Abuses Mexico’s new National Guard is breaking its vow to respect human rights US: Voters Choose Biden as President USA: President-elect Joe Biden must make human rights a priority US: RSF calls on President-elect Biden to take an immediate stand for press freedom Benin urged to implement findings of Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Young Nigerian reporter’s body found in Lagos morgue What Three US Ballot Results Mean for Poverty and Inequality Yemen: Jailed Journalists Face Abuse, Death Penalty Covering Nagorno-Karabakh war is getting increasingly dangerous and complex for reporters Several US States Advanced Gender Equality on Election Day US Election draws nearer to conclusion Solomon Islands blocks bauxite mine in victory for Wagina islanders who feared for livelihoods #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic France: As it stands, ban on filming police “with intent to harm” would threaten press freedom Reporters attacked while covering protests against Covid-19 measures in Italy Dozens of Prisoners Released in Syria Belarus: Expert Report Calls for International Inquiry into Torture As it stands, ban on filming police “with intent to harm” would threaten press freedom RSF calls for independent media group owner’s release in Pakistan Urgent call to Council of the EU to put human rights first in dual-use final draft Hong Kong: RSF denounces government harassment on public media group RTHK Bullying, Violence Common in Schools Worldwide Tanzanian media unable to cover Covid-19 epidemic The race for the White House continues Somaliland court closes TV channel, jails owner for five years RSF Turkey rep facing 14 years in jail again after court quashes acquittal Oregon Decriminalizes Simple Possession of All Drugs US: Electoral Process Needs Time Two Congolese reporters arrested at presidential palace, held by intelligence agency America waits for election results Lebanon: Broken Promises On Women’s Rights What Does the Council of Europe Have Against People with Disabilities? Press freedom missing from Myanmar’s parliamentary elections America's Election Day Belarus : "We will all be arrested. It's only a question of knowing when?" Nepal: Carry Out Rights Panel’s Recommendations Cameroon: Gunmen Massacre School Children Trump, Biden campaign on final day before election Russia Should Support Health Workers, Not Silence Them US - Ahead of Election Day, dozens of candidates have pledged to protect press freedom by signing RSF’s Press Freedom Pact Multiple Knife Attacks in France Egypt Detains Men for Alleged Sexual Orientation, Alongside Alleged Rapists Chinese Diplomats Try Using UN as Shield for Xinjiang Crimes Suspected Architect of Sri Lanka War Crimes is UN’s ‘Chief Guest’ Tanzania: Post-election crackdown and intimidation underway with ‘arrest and release’ of opposition leaders Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Côte d’Ivoire: Authorities must ensure human rights are respected before, during and after elections US: Protecting the Vote and 2020 Election Security What Will it Take for Saudi Arabia to Abolish Abusive Sponsorship System? Botswana: President Masisi’s first year in office marred by executions Put real press freedom at “new Algeria’s” centre, RSF says Armenia: Cluster Munitions Kill Civilians in Azerbaijan Lebanon: Blow to Migrant Domestic Worker Rights India: Counterterrorism Raids Targeting Peaceful Critics Japan: End Aid to Vietnam’s Police RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Past Covid-19 Relief Shows Fighting Poverty Is Possible Justice Key to Durable Peace in Libya Rights, Transparency Central for Covid-19 Vaccines Bangladesh: Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women Violent Pushbacks on Croatia Border Require EU Action Afghan Police Take Page from Taliban Playbook Important Test as Pennsylvania Deploys National Guard MIDDLE EAST : Journalist arrested by Israel just weeks after being freed by Palestinian Authority China: Tibetan Woman Dies in Custody We must defend life on our planet together Use of Force is Wrong Response to Mental Health in US North Korea’s Unlawful ‘Shoot on Sight’ Orders Crackdown on reporters covering Luanda demonstration Combined total of 128 years in prison for 10 Iranians with journalism links Nigeria: The Lekki Toll Gate massacre – new investigative timeline UN human rights review on Mongolia: RSF urges members to join its call for press freedom reforms Myanmar: Election Commission Lacks Transparency Cambodia: Hun Sen Threatens Families of Activists USA: Amnesty International to monitor and expose human rights abuses at demonstrations during election season Western Australia: Covid-19 Hard Border Causing Hardship During RSF’s first visit to Somalia, the Prime minister announces a moratorium on arrests of journalists TV journalist hounded in France over Nagorno-Karabakh report Women Reportedly Subjected to Forced Gynecological Exams in Qatar The Next President Should Protect Human Rights in the US and End Abuses Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Using Art to Fight Discrimination Against People with Albinism 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