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Iran November uprising – one year on

This month marks the anniversary of the 2019 Iranian uprising – a series of nationwide protests that called for regime change and the removal of Hassan Rouhani and Ali Khamenei. The protests took place in over 190 Iranian cities in all 31 provinces, eventually becoming the most violent and unprecedented … Read more →

Report: Canada hosts Global Media Freedom conference

On 16 November, world leaders and a coalition of governments came together for the Global Conference for Media Freedom 2020, hosted by Canada and Botswana. This is the second annual event, with it previously hosted by Canada and the UK in 2019. … Read more →

Criminalised migrants: father faces charges after son’s death

A 25-year old man from Afghanistan is facing criminal charges for his son’s death, after their boat capsized trying to reach the Greek Island of Samos. The charges are for endangering his six year old son’s life. They left Turkey as part of a group of 25 people trying to reach Europe to seek asylum. … Read more →

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