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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amal De Chickera, co-director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion discusses the impact of Covid-19 on stateless and undocumented people worldwide
Covid-19 exposed and exacerbated the ‘Info-demic of misinformation. But what happens next to find a vaccine to return trust in media and contain the spread of misinformation.
Damian Collins MP took his expert knowledge from chairing the Select committee on disinformation and ‘fake news’ inquiry and co-founded the website Infotagion, to tackle disinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic. He is the new brand of politicians who are taking the fight to the street.
Amal De Chickera, co-director of the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI), shares the findings of a new report analysing the impact of Coronavirus on stateless people around the world.
Sir Malcolm Evans, Chair of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT), gives an insight into the struggle to keep prison populations and prison workers safe from the pandemic under lockdown globally.
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 …
Tom Phillips is the editor of Full Fact, the UK’s leading fact-checking charity. He discusses their role in debunking myths and false claims surrounding the global pandemic and the way technology can help uncover the truth.
The Coronavirus pandemic news narrative mutated into misinformation to become just as contagious. IOHR and ICFJ invited Dr Julie Posetti, The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), Editor-in-Chief of Blankspot Martin Schibbye, Tom Phillips the editor at Full Fact, Rui Zhong
A Disinformation Fellow at The Wilson Centre, Washington DC, Nina Jankowicz explains why disinformation thrives during a pandemic. Who gains from causing fear and mistrust through the spread of fake narratives and how can the public ‘informationally distance’ themselves from …
Italy has not only been devastated by the outbreak of COVID-19, but it’s NGOs have faced an infodemic, that of the spread of misinformation.
Italy has suffered the loss of over 17,000 thousand people to the coronavirus. As the death rate rises, so does the pressure on all hospital medical staff and those volunteers who support them like Dario Liotto.
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 …
Dr. Julian Sheather, special adviser in ethics and human rights to the British Medical Association and ethics adviser to Médecins Sans Frontières, highlights the ethical implications arising from the outbreak of coronavirus. According to the adviser, this virus is not just a biomedical event.
Authorities around the world are granting temporary or early release to prisoners to address the spread of the coronavirus in overcrowded prisons. The Turkish government has drafted legislation to give almost 100,000 prisoners this respite, but that will not include any political prisoners …
COVID-19 could prove a death sentence for prisoners trapped in Iran with no medical care. Sherry Izadi, wife of the British-Iranian Anoosheh Ashoori, calls for her husband’s immediate release. In Evin prison, hygiene is extremely poor. When Mr Ashoori was recently transferred to a ward …