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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Expand Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Áñez addresses the nation at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Juan Karita (Washington, DC) – A decree the Bolivian government has issued to respond to the COVID-19 emergency includes an overly broad provision that authorities could use to prosecute those who criticize government policies, Human Rights Watch said today.   “The Bolivian government appears to be taking advantage of the pandemic to give itself the power to punish anyone who publishes information the government deems ‘incorrect,’ in… (Full Story)
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Expand In the face of coronavirus lockdowns around the world, people have turned to a wide range of apps, such as Skype, WhatsApp, or Apple's FaceTime to stay in touch. However, in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Oman, bans on Voice Over IP (VoIP) platforms, have prevented people living in these countries from using these apps to communicate with their families and communities overseas, and have restricted their fundamental rights of privacy and access to information. © 2020 Yui Mok/PA Wire (Beirut) – Human Rights Watch joined 28 other organizations today in issuing this statement about… (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The Trump administration is failing to protect people in immigration detention during the COVID-19 public health emergency, Amnesty International said today in a new report, ‘We are adrift, about to sink’: The looming COVID-19 disaster in US immigration detention facilities. (Full Story)
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Comorian government’s threat to prosecute a journalist who revealed the existence of this Indian Ocean archipelago’s first suspected coronavirus cases. The authorities must guarantee the protection of journalists’ sources and not obstruct their work, which is more essential than ever during a public health crisis, RSF said.Comoros continues to be one of the few African countries where no confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported but Andjouza Abouheir, a journalist with (Full Story)
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Expand Clothing hangs to dry at a makeshift migrant camp for asylum seekers in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, Mexico, on March 1, 2020.  © 2020 Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg/Getty Images The Trump administration is using the COVID-19 crisis to deepen its relentless assault on asylum seekers and the right to seek asylum. Last week US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reportedly began immediately “expelling” to Mexico all unauthorized migrants at the US-Mexico border – including unaccompanied children – without considering whether they qualify for protection under US asylum law. The new policy… (Full Story)
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that supporters of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pressured a student newspaper editor into issuing a public apology and, in effect, renouncing his right to free speech after he criticized the government’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic.Their victim was Joshua Molo, the editor of UE Dawn, the student newspaper at Manila’s University of the East, who had posted criticism of the government’s “inaction” on F (Full Story)
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