Category Archives: Press Freedom

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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‘The voices of free Russia will be heard’

By Yulia Berezovskaja, Director General of Grani.ru, a banned independent online media outlet in Russia In Russia we have paid dearly, very dearly, for words: penal servitude under the tsars for the distribution of subversive tracts, and years of Soviet … Continue reading

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Lives on hold

Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty’s Campaigner on Russia, meets Sasha Kunko whose boyfriend has been imprisoned in Russia for the last two years. He was arrested following the May 2012 Bolotnaya protest in Moscow, when tens of thousands of people demonstrated against … Continue reading

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