News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 4

  1. Mexico's Solidarity Towards Haitians Only Goes So Far

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    MEXICALI, Mexico, Apr 30 (IPS) - In the airport of this Mexican city, on the border with the United States, customs agents warn that they will carry out a "random" inspection. But it's not so random. The only people who are stopped and checked have dark skin and kinky hair, and virtually do not speak a word of Spanish.

  2. Human Trafficking for Organs: Ending abuse of the Poorest

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    ROME, Apr 30 (IPS) - Organ transplantation is one of the most incredible medical achievements of the past century. Since the first successful transplants, which took place in the 1950s, organ transplantation has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

  3. Press Freedom & Enforced Disappearances: Two Sides of the Same Coin in Sri Lanka

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 30 (IPS) - Kanya D'Almeida* is a Sri Lankan writer, journalist and editor. &nbsp This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.When Sri Lankan journalist Richard de Zoysa was abducted from his home in Colombo on the night of February 18th, 1990, his family knew there would be dark days ahead. The population was still reeling from one of the bloodiest episodes in the island nation's history – a government counterinsurgency campaign to crush a Marxist rebellion in southern Sri Lanka, which left between 30,000 and 60,000 people dead at the hands of government death squads.

  4. In Beacon of Press Freedom, Dark Spots Persist

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    ACCRA, Apr 30 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.Ghana is a living contradiction, at least in the arena of freedom of expression, free speech and press freedom.

  5. Occupational Safety Grows in Latin America, Except Among Young People

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 (IPS) - Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility and unemployment.

  6. Displaced Pashtuns Return to Find Homes "Teeming" with Landmines

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    KARACHI, Apr 26 (IPS) - "If I'm assured that my home and my village has been de-mined, I'd be the first to return with my family," says 54-year old Mohammad Mumtaz Khan.

  7. “Fake News” a Growing New Threat to Press Freedom

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.When a Malaysian politician of a bygone era was asked about the "leading newspapers" in his country, he shot back: "We don't have any leading newspapers in our country because all our newspapers are misleading."

  8. World Press Freedom Day 2018

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    ROME, Apr 25 (IPS) - The theme for the 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day is "Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law," focussing on the importance of an enabling legal environment for press freedom, and gives attention to the role of an independent judiciary in ensuring legal guarantees for press freedom and prosecution of crimes against journalists.

  9. Myanmar Unlikely to Resolve Rohingya Problem Without International Help

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    CANBERRA, Apr 25 (IPS) - Trevor Wilson is a retired Australian diplomat who served as Australian Ambassador to Myanmar from 2000-03, and has been Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University since 2003.The lead-up to the Australia-ASEAN Summit in Sydney on 16-18 March 2018 was characterised by widespread and well-publicised protests in Sydney against human rights abuses occurring in several ASEAN member countries – namely Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

  10. From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 (IPS) - Joyce Nganga is policy advisor with WACI Health, an African regional health advocacy NGO headquartered in Kenya. Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs.

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