Author Archives: Shiromi Pinto

United together with women and girls in El Salvador

  International activists gathered on 25 September in a show of solidarity as Amnesty launched its new report on the terrifying impact of El Salvador’s total abortion ban. “There’s a saying in El Salvador,” said Vicky Knox, Co-Director of the … Continue reading

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Real vs. Fake: How to authenticate YouTube videos for human rights work

Christoph Koettl from Amnesty USA’s Crisis Prevention and Response Unit reports on a new tool he’s launching to help human rights workers sift video fact from fiction. During crises or disasters, YouTube is widely used to share footage—including a host … Continue reading

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Seizing the momentum

  Hakamada Iwao spent 46 years on death row before his release in March. For Wakabayashi Hideki, Director of Amnesty International Japan, it was an incredible moment, but the fight isn’t over yet. Wakabayashi Hideki remembers the exact moment when … Continue reading

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Executions in Belarus – more of the same?

Belarus resumed executions in 2014. It’s time to increase the pressure on the only country in Europe that still uses the death penalty, writes Amnesty International’s Jan Wetzel. Earlier this year, Amnesty reported that Belarus had not executed anyone in … Continue reading

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20 years of democracy: South Africa’s activists demand action

By Clare Fermont, Amnesty’s Regional Content Manager in Johannesburg I’ve been asking grassroots activists what they think of South Africa’s first 20 years of democracy. These are the women and men at the sharp end of human rights. They understand … Continue reading

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