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PUTTING HUMAN RIGHTS INTO FOCUS

Afghanistan: Over 1,200 civilians killed in the first half of the year

A new report published on Monday 27 July 2020 by the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) shows that 1,282 civilians were killed in Afghanistan during the first half of this year. A further 2,176 civilians were injured, totalling 3,458 UN documented civilian casualties in the country over the six month period. Of this figure, 340…
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The birthright of a child to it’s mother’s nationality -the gender discriminatory laws which can lead to statelessness

Women cannot pass on their nationality to their children in 25 countries around the world, while more than 50 countries have some form of gender discrimination in their nationality laws.

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Who is who in the largest urban slum in Africa

For the majority of the population in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya, social distancing, washing hands and wearing a mask is simply impossible. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the living conditions of Nubians and other ethnic minorities in Kenya.

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Statelessness and the impact of the pandemic in the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, more than 130,000 people of Haitian descent are currently living without a nationality, after a 2013 court ruling left them stateless. They have been stripped of basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and social protection.

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Sally Lehrman – building trust back into news

The Coronavirus has exposed the widening gap between trusted news sources and the pandemic of disinformation. Sally Lehrman, Founder and CEO of The Trust Project, has brought together technology platforms and news organisations to bridge this gulf though embedding trust indicators.

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Yemen: Houthi-controlled court convicts 10 journalists and sentences 4 to death on Spurious Charges Yemen: Houthi-controlled court convicts 10 journalists and sentences 4 to death on Spurious Charges

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Polish LGBT-Free towns denied EU funding

The European Union has decided to deny funding under a twinning programme to six Polish towns that have declared themselves “L.G.B.T.-free zones”. The decision is a rare example of the EU imposing financial sanctions on a member state for issues relating to equal treatment of its citizens. The announcement was confirmed by the EU’s Equality Commissioner … Read more →

Over half of Mumbai’s slum residents may have coronavirus

New research suggests that more than half of Mumbai slum residents may have COVID-19. A sample of 7,000 people taken from three areas in India’s commercial capital found that 57% of residents had been exposed to the novel coronavirus. The survey was carried out by the city’s municipality, alongside the government … Read more →

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Combatting disinformation: Why trust matters

The coronavirus crisis has substantially increased news consumption for mainstream media yet trust in the media and news remains low, especially in the UK. Trust in news and media matters, particularly during a time of crisis. As trust decreases people turn to alternative sources that exploit the weaknesses of traditional media outlets, often peddling conspiracy… … Read more →

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