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Stories about Human Rights

23 June 2015

The ‘Civic Death’ of Dominicans of Haitian Descent

Even though the deadline date for deportations has been extended, the future of Dominicans of Haitian descent remains uncertain, with many calling the DR's stance an attack on human rights.

22 June 2015

Police Shootings, Helicopter Crashes and Bystanders With Cameras: Weighing the Rights of ‘Accidental Journalists’

Global Voices Advocacy

The rise in eye-witness documentation of police violence in the United States raises many interesting questions about the rights of witnesses and the public interest value of their work.

Iranian Journalist Ahmad Zeidabadi Sent Into Exile After Six Years in Prison

Zeidabadi, who worked for reformist newspapers, was convicted in 2009 of “propaganda against the state,” “assembly and collusion to create riots after the presidential election,” and “insulting the Supreme Leader.”

21 June 2015

Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality

India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.

20 June 2015

How a Facebook User in Thailand Was Sentenced to 50 Years in Jail for ‘Defaming’ the Monarchy

Global Voices Advocacy

"How can they arrest Father? Father didn’t kill anybody; the judgment is excessive."

19 June 2015

Bahraini Political Prisoner Ibrahim Sharif Released after “Completing his Sentence”

In a surprise move, Bahrain released politician Ibrahim Sharif, jailed in March 2011, following massive anti-government protests. Is Bahrain moving towards actual reform?

Long After the African Union’s Golden Jubilee: A Letter to Jailed Blogger Natnael Feleke

Global Voices Advocacy

"I think of your particular fate and wonder how any of us who are free continue to go about our lives as if there’s nothing to lose."

Singaporean Teenage Video Blogger Sent to ‘Rehabilitation’ For Offensive YouTube Video

Global Voices Advocacy

According to Amnesty International, the 16-year old Amos Yee is the youngest prisoner of conscience in the world today.

Talking About Sexual Violence Against Women in Bangladesh, One Blog at a Time

After the country's New Year's celebrations were multiple sexual assaults, women opened up as part of a special Women's Week of Blogging campaign about their experiences with sexual violence.

18 June 2015

Kenyan Blogger Bogonko Bosire is Still Missing, Nearly Two Years After His Disappearance

Global Voices Advocacy

Controversial Kenyan blogger Bogonko Bosire went missing two years ago. Kenyans have revived his search with the hashtag #WhereIsBogonkoBosire.

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