Tag Archives: Freedom of expression

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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‘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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