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Repression of Dissent in Sri Lanka - September 2014

Summary:
September was a month that saw almost daily incidents of repression of dissent. A commemoration planned for a well-known woman human rights defender and academic, Dr. 609 more words

Human Rights

Licensing Journalists: A Panic Decision or an Act of Desperation?

By Peter Quaqua /12 October 2014

Introduction

I have been following the ongoing debate between the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Liberian government over the licensing of journalists in the country and I am obliged to share my thoughts with the hope of putting some issues into context and to “cool the temper.” Honestly I thought we could spare ourselves of all these ‘distractions’ to apply our combined energies and resources to the national Ebola fight and stop opening new frontiers because we are doing more harm than good to our country. 2,668 more words

Press Freedom

1080 Journalists Killed since 1992 | Srilanka 19


20 Deadliest Countries

Iraq: 166
Philippines: 76
Syria: 72
Algeria: 60
Pakistan: 56
Russia: 56
Somalia: 53

Colombia: 45
India: 32
Mexico: 30
Brazil: 29… 19 more words

Sri Lanka

Headlines From Palestine: October 09, 2014

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Palestine

Media Freedoms Violations in Palestine During September 2014

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Ramallah- 3/10/2014- MADA: September has witnessed a limited number of violations against journalists comparing to July and August, which witnessed the bloodiest and most severe violations in the history of the Palestinian media. 593 more words

Palestine

New UN resolution aims to promote protection of journalists

A new resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council has been approved in an attempt to promote the safety of journalists across the world by extending the laws which offer them protection from harm and persecution. 142 more words

News

STATEMENT | In response to Pres. Aquino's 'not all media killings are work-related'

Last Tuesday, September 16, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III delivered a policy speech at Brussels, Belgium. Included in his speech was his claim that the administration has already taken steps on human rights violations in the country. 571 more words

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