Human Rights

16.11.2011

Journalists arrested and obstructed again during Occupy Wall Street camp eviction

“Zuccotti Park is not Tiananmen Square,” said Scott Stringer, the Borough of Manhattan’s Democratic Party president, criticizing the way the New York police manhandled reporters and kept them at a distance as they evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from their camp in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park in the early hours of yesterday. »

07.10.2011

Mumia still on death row, but executions of journalists on the wane

On the eve of the 9th World Day Against the Death Penalty, Reporters Without Borders and the Paris-based NGO Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM) would like to point out that being a journalist, editing a website or keeping a blog can still expose a person to the possibility of the death penalty in some countries. »

30.09.2011

Philippine migrant worker wins landmark Hong Kong residency case

In Hong Kong the High Court has ruled that a domestic helper from the Philippines should be allowed to apply for permanent residency in the city. The case was brought by Evangeline Banao Vallejos, a resident of Hong Kong since 1986. The ruling follows a landmark judicial review of what has been the long term practice ever since the British ruled Hong Kong. »

28.09.2011

Silence kills Roma, your voice can save Europe!

Statement released at the Strasbourg event: We, the participants of the Roma Youth Conference in Strasbourg, are concerned about the current rise of extremism, racism and anti-gypsyism in many European countries, and particularly about the unbearable increase of violence and hatred in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary and other places across the Europe. »

05.09.2011

Evidence of British and CIA collaboration with Gaddafi in the rendition and torture programme found in Tripoli

Documents found by Human Rights Watch in Tripoli contain evidence of collaboration by the British Government with the US rendition for torture program, in this case sending terror suspects to Libya for interrogation. "For several years, senior MI5 and MI6 officers have sought to deny that their agencies have been guilty even of complicity in rendition. »

29.08.2011

Life Ends in Somalia

Somalia is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, the UN alerted over a year and a half ago. Now the UN calls on the world to save some 390,000 starving children in famine-ravaged regions. However, those who could really help—the rich, industrialised and oil exporting countries, apparently are now too busy with the ‘promising’ Libyan business. »

25.08.2011

Gunmen abduct veteran journalist in Sinaloa state

Reporters Without Borders urges the federal authorities to do everything in their power to find Humberto Millán Salazar, editor of the online newspaper A-Discussion (http://www.a-discusion.com) and presenter of the programme “Sin Ambages” (Plain Language) on Radio Formula, who was kidnapped by gunmen yesterday in Culiacán, the capital of the northwestern state of Sinaloa. »

18.08.2011

Top Australian doctors slam mandatory detention

Australia's top medical body has condemned the mandatory detention of boatpeople as "inherently harmful" to their physical and mental health, after documents revealed a surge in self-harm among detainees. »

18.08.2011

Annual march in Brazil demands increased social justice

At least 50,000 Brazilian rural workers called for increased social justice, especially for women, from President Dilma Rousseff's government as they marched through Brasilia's streets on Wednesday. "Brazil is a very socially unequal country and when it comes to women, that inequality is even bigger," said Carmen Foro, who coordinated this year's annual protest march. »

17.08.2011

Dialogue Opens for Same Sex Marriage in Uruguay

Plans for a law condoning same-sex marriage are being considered by the ruling left wing coalition party, Frente Amplio, in Uruguay. A project created by Uruguay’s first transsexual lawyer, Michelle Suárez, will be unveiled shortly to the Constitution Commission and the Chamber of Deputies. »

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