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Philippines: New Police Chief Should Tackle Abuses; Action Needed on Torture, Extrajudicial Killings

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Philippines: New Police Chief Should Tackle Abuses

Action Needed on Torture, Extrajudicial Killings

Manila — The Philippine National Police should hold to account all police officers responsible for human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today in a  297 more words

Tom Malinowski Stabs in the Back

State Department gives U.N. panel tools for CIA’s fall
As Published in Washingtontimes.com, November 17, 2014
By Mike Hayden


In September 2009, a Polish newspaper headline screamed, “Stabbed in the Back.” The occasion was the United States announcing the cancellation of a plan to install ground-based interceptor missiles in Poland — an effort the Poles had undertaken in good faith on American advice and at some risk, now canceled without consultations and announced with incredible insensitivity on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland. 857 more words


Three Journalists reporting for Al-Jazeera sentenced today

CAIRO (AP) An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting “false news,” sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s presidency. 669 more words

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CND Citizen M. Fahmy sentenced 3 yrs in Egypt Prison

(CAIRO) An Egyptian court has sentenced Canadian Mohammed Fahmy and two other Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. 377 more words

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Reporting from Egypt

Magdi Abdelhadi has a nice piece in Nieman Reports about the struggles of independent media in Egypt. Among other things it highlights the work of Mada Masr and its editor, Lina Attalah (American University in Cairo ’04): 225 more words

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I interviewed Norman Finkelstein on the role of human rights organisations in the struggle for justice in Palestine:

As always in politics, the issue is not what you’d in an ideal world prefer; the issue is choosing between the givens.

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Operation Protective Edge

Det fins kjærlighet nok til alle

Humanistiske verdier er under press fra alle kanter, noen må stå i mot. Human rights watch fremstiller seg som organisasjonen som verner om menneskers rett til frihet og annerkjennelse. 91 more words

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