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Friday, April 10, 2020
NewsAfter a wave of physical attacks or other acts of intimidation or obstruction of journalists covering the coronavirus lockdown in Ukraine, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the authorities t (Full Story)
Friday, April 10, 2020
NewsThe persecution of journalists and media outlets critical of Sudan’s former regime officially ended with the installation of a civilian-led government, but the media are still devastated by three decades of censorship and harassment, and the long-awaited changes have yet to materialize. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the interim authorities to do what is necessary to ensure that press freedom can become a reality in Sudan. “No journalist in the new Sudan will be subjected to repression or imprisonment.” Abdalla Hamdok, the prime minister heading Sudan’s transitional government, (Full Story)
Friday, April 10, 2020
NewsZimbabwe is currently Africa’s biggest press freedom violator in connection with coronavirus crisis, with no fewer than five arrests of journalists in the past 12 days. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Zimbabwean authorities to give the police clear instructions to let journalists work freely instead of detaining them.The five journalists were all arrested while covering the lockdown that went into effect on 30 March and was (Full Story)
Friday, April 10, 2020
Expand Children attending class on the first day of school, which was damaged by an airstrike during fighting between Saudi-led coaltion-backed government force and Houthi forces, Taizz, Yemen, September 3, 2019. © 2019 Ahmad al-Basha/AFP/Getty Images The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons concluded in an April 8 report that Syria’s air force had carried out three chemical weapons attacks against its own people, including children, on the orders of senior military commanders. The European Union demanded that the Syrian officials responsible “be held accountable” and said… (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Friday, April 10, 2020
These shocking conditions show the Cambodian authorities' utter neglect for these inmates' basic rights, Amnesty International said. (Full Story)
Friday, April 10, 2020
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Friday, April 10, 2020
NewsWhen governments use mobile phone location and contact data to trace the recent contacts of coronavirus carriers with the aim of containing the spread of the virus, they must ensure that these measures are proportionate, transparent and time-limited and are not used to spy on journalists or violate the confidentiality of their sources, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warns. Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, authoritarian states such as China and Russia and democratic ones such as Israel, Bulgaria, South Africa and Ecuador have reported using mobile phone locat (Full Story)
Friday, April 10, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the appointment of a Chinese diplomat to represent the Asia-Pacific region in the Consultative Group of the UN Human Rights Council, which could allow Beijing to influence the selection of experts appointed to investigate its own abuses. Unfortunately, this is not an April fool: Chinese diplomat Jiang Duan was appointed on Wednesday April 1 to represent the Asia-Pacific region in the Consultative Group of the Human Rights Council ( (Full Story)
Friday, April 10, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Chinese authorities to urgently clarify the situation of Dr. Ai Fen, a whistleblower who has been unreachable for the past two weeks after giving interviews to the media in which she criticized Beijing’s censorship of information about the coronavirus epidemic.It was the Australian TV current affairs programme 60 Minutes that first reported on 29 March that Dr. Ai Fen (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Friday, April 10, 2020
Afghanistan must take immediate steps to implement the President’s decree to release prisoners to control the spread of COVID-19, Amnesty International said today, calling on the authorities to prioritize women prisoners. (Full Story)
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