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Truth and debate fall victim to ‘national security’ rhetoric amid South Sudan’s crisis

By Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada, currently in Juba, South Sudan “Stop publishing articles on federalism” – that is the warning media outlets in South Sudan received in late June, through phone calls and visits from government security … Continue reading

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Full speed ahead to wipe out dissent in Russia

By Yulia Berezovskaja, Director General of Grani.ru, an independent online media outlet in Russia In Russia today the space for public debate and free exchange of information is shrinking so quickly that the thinking part of society does not have … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s media under siege

By Mustafa Qadri, Pakistan Researcher at Amnesty International At least 34 Pakistani journalists have been killed because of their reporting since democracy was restored in 2008. In only one case have those responsible been brought to justice. This year alone … Continue reading

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Mexico: First they came for the human rights defenders and journalists. Who will speak out?

Death is an occupational hazard for human rights defenders and journalists in Mexico, where more than 100 have been killed or disappeared in recent years. Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, met some of their brave colleagues on his recent … Continue reading

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Three months in hell – Jailed for reporting on corruption in Liberia

By Rodney Sieh – a ‘criminal’ journalist reflects on incarceration at Liberia’s notorious Monrovia Central Prison and a landmark case which could bring changes to Liberia’s laws criminalizing libel. I could never expect to live to be 5,000 years old … Continue reading

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