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Thursday, July 11, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Philippine authorities to do everything possible to ensure that yesterday’s shocking murder of Eduardo Dizon – a radio journalist who made a name for himself by courageously denouncing a religious sect’s scams and who had just been threatened – does not go unpunished.Two individuals on a motorcycle shot Eduardo Dizon five times at around 10:45 p.m. (Full Story)
Thursday, July 11, 2019
NewsAfter the Tanzanian foreign minister’s casual reference in a BBC interview to the death of a journalist missing for the past 19 months, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) accuses the government of displaying a lack of consideration in its handling of the case and demands the release of the details of its investigation.The journalist, Azory Gwanda, who worked for the Kiswahili newspaper Mwananchi and its English-language version The Citizen, (Full Story)
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Expand Social Democratic Front chairman Ni John Fru Ndi speaks to his supporters during a campaign rally in Yaounde, Cameroon, Saturday, Oct. 8. 2011. © 2011 AP Photo/Sunday Alamba On June 28, armed separatists beat and kidnapped John Fru Ndi, a well-known Cameroonian politician considered by some as one of the country’s old guard of political activism, from his home in Bamenda, North-West region. The attack was only the latest in a litany of abuses implicating armed separatists in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions. Fru Ndi, chairman of the opposition party Social Democratic Front (SDF), has been… (Full Story)
Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Hong Kong authorities to identify and punish the instigators of an attack last week against an independent radio station.Four men wearing masks and carrying hammers and a bat (Full Story)
Thursday, July 11, 2019
NewsWell-known Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta’s continuing detention is out of all proportion to the defamation and false news charges brought against him, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said today after a court hearing in his case was postponed yet again in Yaoundé because the plaintiff failed to turn up.After plaintiff Calixthe Beyala, a novelist with French and Cameroonian dual nationality, failed to make an appearance on 9 July, the case was (Full Story)
Thursday, July 11, 2019
(Geneva, July 11, 2019) – The United Nations Human Rights Council’s adoption of a resolution on the Philippines is crucial for holding the government accountable for thousands of “drug war” killings and other abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. The council’s 41st regular session runs from June 24 through July 12, 2019.   On July 11, the council approved the resolution initiated by Iceland by a vote of 18 to 14, that requests the UN human rights office to present a comprehensive report on human rights in the Philippines to the council next June. The resolution also expresses concern about the… (Full Story)
Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Amnesty International - Thursday, July 11, 2019
The criminalization of sex between men in South Korea's military fuels violence & abuse a new report finds. (Full Story)
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