Category Archives: Demonstrations

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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Myanmar: the human rights story behind the spin

By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International’s Myanmar researcher/campaigner and Olof Blomqvist, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific press officer The authorities in Nay Pyi Taw are steering the former authoritarian pariah state to open engagement with the world. Well, that’s what they say. … Continue reading

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Montenegro: Just the beginning for LGBTI rights

Emile Affolter, Amnesty Netherlands press officer, celebrates the courage of those taking part in Montenegro’s 2014 LGBTI Pride, after last year’s event was marred by shocking violence.  About 160 people walking the streets of the capital of Montenegro on a sunny … Continue reading

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