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One More Pakistani Journalist Killed: PEC Expresses Shock

Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign, the global media safety and rights body, expresses utter shock over the relentless murder of journalists in Pakistan, as the South Asian nation has lost its seventh scribe to assailants this year. Condemning the gunning down…

Pilgrims climb Mount Arafat for the culmination of the Hajj rite

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims are flocking to Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to witness the culmination of the Hajj (pilgrimage). The Muslim faithful flock to Mount Arafat – where the Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohamad (peace…

The story of the first Russian band to learn the Venezuelan cuatro

Grenada, founded in 1973, first came across the stringed instrument by chance. The purchase of a cuatro in Russia was the beginning of a journey that led Grenada to the knowledge and use of this stringed instrument, a symbol of…

Digital Journalist Gunned Down, Pakistan Continues to Lose Media Persons to Assailants

Geneva: Expressing utter dismay over the third media person to be killed in Pakistan within this month, the global media safety and rights body, Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), urges the federal government in Islamabad to take serious note of the…

Cannes 2024. Cate Blanchett wears the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Australian actress Cate Blanchett – in Cannes for the out-of-competition film Rumours, which with a six-handed direction recounts between farce and demented horror the events of a G7 in which Cate Blanchett is a German chancellor and Rolando Ravello an…

Another Journalist Killed in Pakistan, PEC Demands Probe

Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body, expresses serious concern over the killing of another journalist in Pakistan within a fortnight and demands a fair probe into the incident. Mehar Ashfaq Siyal was shot dead…

Milei and Telesur: media censorship moves forward

This is neither a coincidence nor a surprise. For almost two decades they have been trying to silence Telesur, and from the moment we announced our intention to give the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean their voice, to…

Andrés Carrasco, the scientist who decided to walk with the people

He confronted agribusiness companies, governments, and extractive scientists. It marked a before and after in the debate on the GM model, confirming that glyphosate is lethal to embryos. It was taken up by socio-environmental assemblies, peasant movements, and indigenous peoples.…

PEC Condemns Murder of UP Journalist, Demands Punishment for Perpetrators

Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global safety and media rights body, strongly condemns the murder of Ashutosh Srivastava, an Indian journalist based in Uttar Pradesh, on  13 May 2024 and demands a fair probe to identify and punish the…

Choosing hope: at the crossroads of the future

We are at a turning point in human history, facing major existential crises. The conflict between Russia and Ukraine raises the risk of a nuclear weapon being used to a level not seen since the Cold War. And the climate…

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