Tag Archives: Freedom of expression

Time to stop criminalizing beliefs in Indonesia

By Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Indonesia has come a long way on human rights since the end of the Suharto era. But despite the progress, there have been some serious setbacks over … 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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Where free speech is threatened

By Rupert Abbott, Research Director for South East Asia at Amnesty International. @RupertBAbbott In April this year, people in Myanmar picked up their newspapers and saw … nothing. Front pages across the Southeast Asian nation were completely black, in a … Continue reading

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The Berlin Wall must not be replaced by new walls

By Selmin Çalışkan, Secretary General of Amnesty International Germany. On 9 November Germany will be celebrating the courage of the demonstrators who took to the streets in Eastern Germany in 1989 and stood against the socialist regime with the cry … Continue reading

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Walls and bridges

By Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director. “And then one morning in August 1961, the workers and employees of the German Democratic Republic (as East Germany called itself then), tired of the endless provocations of the West German revenge-seekers, … Continue reading

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