Category Archives: Europe And Central Asia

Write for Rights 2014: your words changed lives

Amnesty supporters in over 100 countries wrote more than three million messages, emails, tweets, posts, letters and so much more as part of Write for Rights 2014, our global letter writing marathon. Your words fought for people and communities across … Continue reading

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Gagging in the wake of Charlie Hebdo

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International “Tonight I can write the saddest lines,” goes the opening of the Pablo Neruda poem. But I have to admit, it’s very tough to type these words now. As a journalist, I’m … Continue reading

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They will never kill freedom

  By Jean Stern, Editor-in-Chief of La Chronique at Amnesty International France On Wednesday, 7 January 2015, at the headquarters of Amnesty International France (AIF), the editorial board of La Chronique was holding its regular meeting. Two hours of discussion, debate and … Continue reading

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3 people we won’t forget in 2015

Anna Neistat, Senior Director for Research at Amnesty International, on why we need to remember the people behind the headlines in the year ahead. Injustice, abuse and freedom are not abstract concepts. There are lives behind them, lost and saved, … Continue reading

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