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  1. Sudan’s Journalists Face Continued Extortion and Censorship by National Security Agency

    Friday, November 02, 2018

    KHARTOUM, Nov 02 (IPS) - The day before Amnesty International released a statement calling on the government of Sudan to end harassment harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalists following the arrests of at least 15 journalists since the beginning of the year, the head of the National Intelligence Security Services (NISS) Salah Goush accused Sudanese journalists, who recently met with western diplomats, of being spies.

  2. Editorial Changes at Cumhuriyet: the Loss of a Major Independent Voice in Turkey?

    Thursday, November 01, 2018

    Nov 01 (IPS) - Censorship, controversial judicial proceedings and imprisonment: such is the current risk run by independently-thinking journalists in Turkey.

  3. Gay & Lesbian Rights Prove Divisive at Parliamentarians’ Conference

    Thursday, November 01, 2018

    OTTAWA, Canada, Nov 01 (IPS) - When the International Parliamentarians' Conference (ICPI) on population and development concluded its two-day forum in the Canadian capital last week, more than 150 legislators from around the world approved a seven page Declaration reaffirming their opposition to some of the culturally sensitive issues, including female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriages.

  4. A “Crisis Point” for Human Rights Defenders

    Thursday, November 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 01 (IPS) - Globally, the people working to defend our human rights are increasingly under attack, reaching a "crisis point."

  5. Keeping Journalists Safe Benefits Whole Societies

    Thursday, November 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 01 (IPS) - Sarah Lister is Director, UNDP's Oslo Governance Centre, and Emanuele Sapienza is, Policy Specialist, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP.

    Safety of journalists has featured prominently in international news in recent weeks. And yet, while some cases grab the headlines, many more do not, and the scale of the issue often goes unremarked. On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalistsit is worth pausing to reflect on some facts.

  6. Women’s Climate Leadership More Vital Than Ever In Light Of Climate Change Report

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29 (IPS) - Osprey Orielle Lake is the founder and executive director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International and co-chair of International Advocacy for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. She is the author of the award-winning book Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature.   Emily Arasim has served as WECAN International's media and communications coordinator and project assistant since 2014. She is an avid photojournalist, writer and farmer from New Mexico.The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which arrived thunderously in October, concludes that we have only 12 years remaining to transform our energy systems and ways of living to limit the worst effects of climate change.

  7. Youth in Latin America Learn About Paths to Clean Energy

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    LIMA-CAJAZEIRAS, Brazil, Oct 29 (IPS) - Young Peruvians plan to take advantage of the knowledge acquired in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast to bring water to segments of the population who suffer from shortages, after sharing experiences in that ecoregion on the multiple uses of renewable energies in communities affected by climatic phenomena.

  8. Q&A: Creating a Safe Space for Survivors of Sexual Exploitation in the Aid Sector

    Sunday, October 28, 2018

    KAMPALA, Oct 28 (IPS) - Wambi Michael speaks on INGVILD SOLVANG, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Global Lead on Gender and Social Development on safeguarding staff against sexual harassment and exploitation.How to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector is a question that has come to the forefront in the past year as allegations of sexual harassment and abuse have been made against both Oxfam and United Nations officials.

  9. LGBT Violence and Discrimination is “Disastrous”

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 (IPS) - Transgender and gender-diverse people are facing unprecedented levels of violence and discrimination around the world and states must act to ensure they are not left behind, said a United Nations rights expert.

  10. Trump and Bolsonaro: Alarming Similarities

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    BRASILIA, Oct 27 (IPS) - The author of this opinion piece is Brent Millikan, Geographer and Director of International Rivers - BrazilObserving recent political developments in the United States and Brazil, there are clearly similarities between the phenomena of 'Trumpism' and 'Bolsonarism' that do not seem to be a mere coincidence.

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