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Russia: AI and hi-tech surveillance to fight the Covid-19 epidemic amidst fears of rights violations

Russia has started employing advanced facial-recognition technologies, artificial intelligence and video surveillance in its struggle against the coronavirus pandemic. A new so-called coronavirus information centre is pulling together high-tech resources, including surveillance cameras and artificial intelligence, to monitor social media for disinformation about the spread of the disease, properly enforce quarantines, and identify empty supermarket shelves.
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Nurcan Baysal: A journalist who continues to speak out for the human rights under threat in Turkey

Nurcan Baysal is a Kurdish journalist from Diyarbakir in south eastern Turkey who continues to defend human rights and stand up for her right to report in the face of persecution and arrest in Turkey.

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Bayt UK: Finding an English class

Learning English can be one of the biggest challenges when moving to the UK. Understanding the language helps everyone to communicate with all parts of the local community from finding a doctor to applying for a job. In this episode Abdulrhman visited Haringey Adult Learning Centre in …

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Ethiopian journalist Fekadu Mahtemework released

4,000 prisoners will soon be granted early release in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Government has announced. Among them is journalist Fekadu Mahtemework, who was unjustly imprisoned last year. Ethiopian blogger Befekadu Hailu shares the motives behind the imprisonment of Fekadu …

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Uzbekistan grants citizenship to 50,000 stateless people with new law

50,000 people in Uzbekistan will be granted citizenship under a new law that comes into force on 1st April 2020. Mr. Marin Roman, Regional Protection Officer for the UNHCR in Central Asia, describes the impact of this law on the lives of stateless people in Uzbekistan and their children.

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COVID-19: a crisis that could heighten crime?

COVID-19 has spread at an exponential rate, with over 700,000 confirmed cases across the world. As a result, governments have enacted unprecedented measures in order to limit its spread and increase healthcare to deal with the outbreak. The focus has been on protecting the economy and people’s livelihoods, but the COVID-19 outbreak impacts lesser-seen dimensions. … Read more →

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