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Home Secretary facing pressure to grant asylum to 11-year-old girl at “serious” risk of FGM

British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, is coming under increasing pressure to grant asylum for an 11-year-old Sudanese girl named Jasmine, believed to be at high risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).
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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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Hate speech targets Rohingya and other migrants in Malaysia

During the outbreak of COVID-19, Malaysia has seen an increase in hate speech targeting Rohingya refugees as well as undocumented migrants. Fake news has been spread online to scapegoat the most vulnerable communities and to try turning the population against them.

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UN Special Rapporteur campaign #IAmNotAVirus helps minority groups tackle blame

Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, describes the disproportionate negative impact on minority groups under the Coronavirus and the wider implications of so many also being stateless.

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UNESCO’s Guy Berger upholds press freedom against disinformation

The pandemic of misinformation has been rife during the Coronavirus. Guy Berger, Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development at UNESCO, describes the fight to combat this infodemic and how to maintain freedom of expression in a post Covid world.

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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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President Erdoğan has purged the press, now he’s going after social media

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced he will press ahead with his government’s controversial plans aimed at regulating social media companies. On some level, the plans are in line with wider discussions across Europe and the United States about how best to regulate the increasingly powerful social media companies. The draft legislation, currently being prepared by … 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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