Monthly Archives: May 2014

Intelligence, security and privacy – why we need the whistleblowers

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International The questions came fast and sharp as the 2014 Stockholm Internet Forum (#SIF14) kicked off yesterday. Given that the theme of this year’s conference is “Internet — privacy, transparency, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong must be alert to gradual erosion of its freedom of expression

With Hong Kong’s news stands packed with an array of publications critical of leaders of all political stripes, many ask why press freedom is such a concern. This great city has been a torchbearer for a vibrant and independent press … Continue reading

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Full speed ahead to wipe out dissent in Russia

By Yulia Berezovskaja, Director General of Grani.ru, an independent online media outlet in Russia In Russia today the space for public debate and free exchange of information is shrinking so quickly that the thinking part of society does not have … Continue reading

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Stop making excuses for sexual violence

When Amnesty launched My Body My Rights, our global campaign on sexual and reproductive rights, earlier this year, we were met by unfavourable headlines in the Moroccan media. It’s time to set the record straight, writes Aurelia Dondo, North Africa … Continue reading

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China’s Tiananmen anniversary blackout

By Amnesty International’s China team Updated on: 10 June 2014 Twenty-five years on, Chinese citizens continue to be persecuted for trying to remember the events of 1989 when hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters were killed or injured on the … Continue reading

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