News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 6

  1. A Free Press Is Indispensable for Good Governance and Transparent Societies Chair of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    GENEVA, May 03 (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.On the occasion of the 2018 World Press Freedom Day commemorated on 3 May 2018, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, highlighted the importance of promoting freedom of the press to facilitate "good governance and transparent societies."

  2. African Governments Mark World Press Freedom Day with Crackdown Against Online Journalism

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    ACCRA, Ghana, May 03 (IPS) - Muthoki Mumo/Committee to Protect Journalists* East Africa Correspondent & Jonathan Rozen/CPJ Researcher &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 Uganda in April ordered Internet service providers to shut down all news sites that had not been authorized by the communications regulator (pdf), it was the latest attempt by President Yoweri Museveni's government to constrict the space for independent media.

  3. Free Media Under Threat Globally

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (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.Buoyed on by the likes of United States' President Donald Trump, a growing number of political leaders are encouraging hostility towards news media and journalists across the globe are finding it harder than ever to do their jobs.This is among the main findings in Reporters Without Borders' (RSF) annual World Press Freedom Index which examines 180 countries and their relationship with the media.

  4. Mothers & Children: Addressing Disappearances through a Gender Perspective

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - Rangita de Silva de Alwis* is Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School & Advisor, UN Sustainable Development Goals FundAt the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials, Justice Robert Jackson, the Chief Prosecutor, charged the world that submitting the enemy to the judgment of the law is "one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason."

  5. Wider Views for More Equal Societies

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    ROME, May 02 (IPS) - Inequalities are on the rise. Since 1980, 1% of the richest people have received double income than the 50% of the poorest. After several years of decline, hunger is also on the rise. The report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World estimates that the number of chronically undernourished people in the world increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. If we go deeper into the analysis we observe that three-quarters of the world's extremely poor and food-insecure people live in rural areas.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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