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Human Rights Observatory
Friday, July 10, 2020
NewsA request by the Philippines’ biggest radio and TV network for a new franchise has been rejected by a congressional committee in a vote that will go down in history as a flagrant violation of the country’s constitution, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said, urging support for the #HoldTheLine coalition as the way to respond. TV screens will remain dark and radio sets silent as a result of this morning’s decision by the House Committee on Legislative Franchises to drive the final nails into the ABS-CBN network’s (Full Story)
Friday, July 10, 2020
NewsThe German authorities are investigating a suspected Egyptian spy who was working in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s press office and had access to information about Egyptian exile journalists. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities to make sure this information was not used to silence President El-Sisi’s critics in Egypt.According to a German interior ministry report publi (Full Story)
Friday, July 10, 2020
NewsLatvia and Lithuania have just banned Russian TV channels, arguing they are implementing European Union sanctions. As Riga calls on all EU member states to follow suit, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the abuse of the sanctions regime. The National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia (NEPLP) (Full Story)
Friday, July 10, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the unwarranted suspension of a reputable privately-owned Tanzanian Web TV for criticizing the government’s coronavirus response. The Tanzanian authorities must cease their repeated and systematic harassment of independent media outlets, RSF said.The Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority, which regulates the media, announced on 6 July that it was suspending Kwa (Full Story)
Friday, July 10, 2020
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Friday, July 10, 2020
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Friday, July 10, 2020
NewsThree years after the death of Nobel Peace Prize and RSF Award laureate Liu Xiaobo, after being denied medical care whilst in detention, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published a list of ten press-freedom defenders whose lives are in grave danger if not immediately released. Thirteenth of July marks the anniversary of the death of Nobel Peace Prize and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom Award laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was the embodiment of the fight fo (Full Story)
Friday, July 10, 2020
Click to expand Image An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik, October 27, 2016. © 2016 AP Photo/Frank Augstein The Nordic countries proudly express steadfast commitment to human rights as a priority in foreign policy, but have been disappointingly inconsistent in practice. Sweden launched a feminist foreign policy in 2014 – a laudable approach that failed to have much impact in countries with serious rights abuses. Denmark and Finland focused their policies on several thematic priorities without leading on country situations. Norway, with a tradition for discrete participation… (Full Story)
Friday, July 10, 2020
Click to expand Image Lists of civilians forced by the military into night guard duty displayed on a wall at the Mozogo market, Far North region, Cameroon. At the bottom of the lists are instructions from local authorities: “Each shift supervisor and each soldier on duty are required to call and notify those who reported for duty and those who did not to punish the latter. The shift begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 4:00 am." April 2020, © Private 2020 Soldiers in Mozogo, in the Far North region of Cameroon, have forced civilians to perform local night guard duty to protect against attacks… (Full Story)
Friday, July 10, 2020
Click to expand Image Mariya Starikova stands in front of the FSB building in Moscow with a placard reading “Freedom to Ivan Safronov”, July 7, 2020. © 2020 Kommersant Photo/Aleksandr Kazakov (Moscow) – Dozens of journalists in Russia face fines or detention for peacefully protesting in solidarity with their colleagues whom authorities are criminally prosecuting for their journalism work, Human Rights Watch said today. Russian authorities should immediately drop the charges against the protesters and other journalists and end attacks on freedom of expression. In most cases, police invoked… (Full Story)
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