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UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for the White House to listen to the 'voices calling for an end to police violence' and 'endemic and structural racism'.

Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their trauma alone.

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Sam Hamad

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Comment: America was built on racist institutions, and Trump is doing his best to ensure they remain that way, writes Sam Hamad.

Award-winning Yemen journalist Nabil Al-Qaiti assassinated in Aden

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Award-winning Yemen journalist Nabil Al-Qaiti assassinated in Aden

Photojournalist Nabil al-Qaiti, a prominent photojournalist documenting Yemen's conflict and a vocal supporter of the southern separatist ...

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Judit Neurink

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt ...

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Palestinian journalists furious after veteran cameraman fired by AP

Palestinian journalists have reacted with fury after the Associated Press fired a cameraman who protested against the Palestinian Authority’s detention and beating of another journalist

Jo Schietti

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone ...

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New USAID religious freedom advisor has history of Islamophobia

USAID's recently appointed religious freedom advisor has made multiple Islamophobic comments on his social media profiles.

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Egypt arrested 10 reporters since coronavirus outbreak: rights group

Egypt's government has arrested at least 10 journalists during the country's coronavirus outbreak, according to a local rights group.

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

Prominent Lebanese journalist sued by central bank governor

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Prominent Lebanese journalist sued by central bank governor

Famed Lebanese journalist Dima Sadek said she was summoned for questioning by security forces after an alleged lawsuit by the country's central ...

<em>Press</em> <em>freedom</em> activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of journalists

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Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of journalists

The Iraqi Kurdish authorities are attempting to 'stamp out news coverage that makes the government uncomfortable' by arresting reporters ...

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle protests, ...

Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

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Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

Attalah was released following her arrest on Sunday outside Cairo's Tora Prison where she had been interviewing Laila Soueif, the mother of ...

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Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

Egyptian security services on Sunday arrested the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in a crackdown against journalists.

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Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an ...

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

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Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather than ...

Algeria regime exploits virus to defeat protesters: analysts

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Algeria regime exploits virus to defeat protesters: analysts

Analysts have accused the Algerian government of exploiting the novel coronavirus pandemic to suppress the protest movement in the country.

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Israel demands major changes in UN peacekeeping in Lebanon

The peacekeeping mission had been extended in 2016 after clashes with Hezbollah, and Israel wants more control on the ground.

Amnesty slams Palestinians' <em>freedom</em> of expression arrests

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Amnesty slams Palestinians' freedom of expression arrests

Amnesty International slammed the detentions as a "pattern of arbitrary arrests" of Palestinians for voicing their opinions.

The Trump effect on global <em>press</em> <em>freedom</em>

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, ...

Amnesty reports chilling details of Egypt <em>press</em> crackdown

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Amnesty reports chilling details of Egypt press crackdown

Marking World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International found Egypt's government has continued to escalate its crackdown on ...

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