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Friday, April 3rd 2020
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Friday, April 3rd 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Iraqi authorities to rescind their decision to suspend the Reuters news agency’s licence to operate in Iraq for three months because of an article suggesting that the government was vastly understating the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases. The decision was announced by the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) on its Facebook page just hours after Reuters (Full Story)
Friday, April 3rd 2020
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Amnesty International - Friday, April 3rd 2020
On 10 March, 33-year-old Domoina was sent to Antanimora prison, in the Madagascan capital, Antananarivo, to be held in pre-trial detention on charges of ‘corruption of minors’. She was arrested on suspicion of having a same-sex relationship with her 19-year-old girlfriend, Fyh. This followed a tip off to the police by Fyh’s mother. In Madagascar, the penal code severely punishes ‘anyone who has committed an indecent or unnatural act with an individual of the same sex, under the age of 21 years’. (Full Story)
Friday, April 3rd 2020
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Friday, April 3rd 2020
NewsWhile stressing the importance of reliable information about Covid-19, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Egyptian authorities to be more transparent about their grounds for blocking websites in recent weeks that allegedly spread “false information” about the coronavirus crisis.The Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR), Egypt’s main media regulator, has announced blocking or limiting access to a dozen news websites and social media accounts since early March for spr (Full Story)
Friday, April 3rd 2020
Expand Pro-democracy activists from Filimbi movement raise awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic in Kinshasa’s Gambela market, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 28, 2020. © 2020 Filimbi (Kinshasa) – The Democratic Republic of Congo’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic should prioritize support for low-income communities, displaced people, and others at greatest risk, Human Rights Watch said today. The Congolese government should quickly begin an effective communications strategy to provide accurate, timely information about measures to contain the coronavirus. The government should also prepare… (Full Story)
Friday, April 3rd 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Chadian police violence against a national TV crew covering coronavirus-related restrictions on public gatherings, and calls on Chad’s authorities to take all necessary measures to ensure that journalists can cover the pandemic without fear of reprisals.Aly Mahamat Bello, a reporter for state-owned Télé Tchad, his cameraman, Abakar Mahamad Seid, and their driver were assaulted and detained by (Full Story)
Friday, April 3rd 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Myanmar’s authorities to immediately restore mobile phone access to the 221 news websites they have arbitrarily blocked on the pretext of combatting disinformation during the Covid-19 crisis, in what is a disturbingly authoritarian move.Without any public announcement, the transport and communications ministry issued orders to Myanmar’s four mobile phone operators in the last two weeks of March to (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Friday, April 3rd 2020
The expansion of digital surveillance to help combat COVID-19 could fundamentally alter the future of privacy and other human rights if left unchecked. (Full Story)
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