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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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President Maduro Picks New Scapegoat: Colombia

Now the enemy du jour is the Colombian migrant, adding a full blown humanitarian crisis — garnished with xenophobia — to Venezuela’s rolling economic disaster. 408 more words

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Venezuela: President Orders 1,000 People Deported

Provea, a human rights group headquartered in Caracas, called Maduro’s comments “a dangerous campaign of xenophobia against Colombians residing in Venezuela.”

Venezuela’s Socialist president vowed to continue his crackdown on illegal aliens after closing a major border crossing with neighboring Colombia last week and ordering the deportation of 1,000 Colombians living illegally in his country. 224 more words

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When Talking About Refugees, Words Matters

Can a change in language really change the way we think about migrants and refugees? It’s hard to deny that interpretations can be subtle and subjective. 471 more words

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'Closing of the Canadian Mind' Legacy of Harper Government

THE prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has called an election for Oct. 19, but he doesn’t want anyone to talk about it.

He has chosen not to participate in the traditional series of debates on national television, confronting his opponents in quieter, less public venues, like the scholarly Munk Debates and CPAC, Canada’s equivalent of CSPAN. 462 more words

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Patrick Stewart 'Assisted Dying Fundamental Right for All'

Writing for ITV News, actor Sir Patrick Stewart says Bob Cole’s death shows why assisted dying must be a fundamental right for us all.

I had always been a supporter of assisted dying, but I became a campaigner after a horrifying event. 440 more words

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