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U.S. First Amendment under attack as protests over the death of George Floyd continue to spread

More than 75 cities in the United States and across the rest of the world have now seen protests sweep their streets since the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody. This senseless death has once again polarized the gulf between the expectation of the American population and the ability of the White House to enact change to end institutional racism.
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23 journalists still under police protection in Italy

Italy stands at 41st place in the World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders. However, 23 journalists are under police protection for reporting on mafia, neo-fascist groups and organised crime

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The locust crisis in East Africa

The new wave of locusts in East Africa presents an alarming threat to food security and livelihoods, putting 20 million people just below the famine line. Travelling in dense swarms, desert locusts can eat as much food in a single day, as Kenya’s whole population of 53 million people.

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The Chinese misinformation campaign explained

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Chinese media has been struggling to create a consistent narrative about China’s response to the global crisis and the involvement of the CCP. Rui Zhong, Program Associate at the Wilson Center, offers an insight into the way the Chinese disinformation …

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Exclusive investigation: Four journalists sentenced to death by Houthi court in Yemen for “spying”

Journalist Mansour al Rasmi travels through war-torn Yemen interviewing former prisoners, top-journalists, lawyers, and families of the 10 journalists wrongly convicted of “spying” after spending five years in prison. He documents their torture, forced confessions, disappearances and unlawful court procedures.

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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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Vote in China rings the death knell of democracy in Hong Kong

On Thursday 28 May 2020, China’s National People's Congress voted 2,878 to 1 in favour of approving the national security law critics have described as a ‘death knell’ and called ‘the end of Hong Kong’. The law will make it a crime to undermine Chinese authority … Read more →

Multi-Author Blogs on Human Rights

The UK must stop compelling asylum seekers to risk their lives

When I was a teenager, a shy young man took a long distance National Express bus down from Newcastle to stay with my family in Essex for a few days. He was a distant relative who had left lran and travelled to the UK by clinging to the underframe of a lorry a few years before, breaking all his limbs as he wedged them into gaps on the underside of the vehicle for hours on end. He was struggling … Read more →

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