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Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Saturday, January 25, 2020
NewsRSF is deeply disturbed by the recent allegations by UN investigators that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman hacked into Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ phone in a possible effort to influence the paper’s coverage of Saudi Arabia. David Kaye, UN Special rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, and Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, (Full Story)
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Expand Nepalese war victim, Pabitra Sunakhari, shows a photograph of her son as she speaks to a journalist in Birendranagar, Surkhet District, Nepal on February 2, 2017. © 2017 PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images (Geneva) – Recent steps taken by the government are a serious setback on Nepal’s transitional justice process, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and TRIAL International said today. The organizations expressed concern about the decision to appoint commissioners to the two transitional justice commissions without adequate consultations,… (Full Story)
Friday, January 24, 2020
.l--sidebar-after--even > .l-primary, .l--sidebar-after > .l-primary { width: 100%;} The precipitous decline in respect for human rights in Cambodia in recent years continued with a wave of politically motivated arrests and detentions in 2019. Authorities have detained and often prosecuted people for expressing views critical of the government, taking part in peaceful activism or human rights work, or associating with members of the former opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) by “eating Khmer noodles.” The dissolution of the CNRP by the government-controlled… (Full Story)
Friday, January 24, 2020
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Friday, January 24, 2020
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Friday, January 24, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary seizure of last week’s issue of the Gabonese weekly Moutouki over an article criticizing President Ali Bongo’s son, and reiterates the need for a complete overhaul of the country’s media regulator, the High Authority for Communication (HAC), which has become a tool for censoring and persecuting the media. (Full Story)
Friday, January 24, 2020
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Friday, January 24, 2020
Expand Screenshot from the video Alexander Dolgopolov recorded to announce that he fled Russia. © Alexander Dolgopolov/YouTube This week, a stand-up comedian fled Russia fearing prosecution over a recent set. Aleksandr Dolgopolov published, on January 21, a letter sent by police to a bar in Saint Petersburg where he performed last winter. In the inquiry, police demanded “full information” about Dolgopolov and his performance, a recording of which now has more than 2.8 million views on YouTube. In a video explainer he posted for his fans before leaving Russia, Dolgopolov, 25, said: “For a while,… (Full Story)
Friday, January 24, 2020
NewsA coalition of around 40 human rights and free speech NGOs, including Reporters Without Borders (RSF), have signed an open letter to the Brazilian authorities condemning the charges that the Brazilian federal prosecutor’s office has brought against US journalist Glenn Greenwald. The charges must be now be examined by a federal judge, who could dismiss them and thereby preserve press freedom in Brazil. The NGOs firmly condemn the intimidatory nature of such judicial procedures, which are designed to intimidate other journalists. January 24, 2020 Addressed to: Presidente da República, Jair Bolsonaro (Full Story)
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