News headlines for “Democracy”, page 6

  1. OP-ED: Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as They are Forced to Move into Cities

    Sunday, August 05, 2018

    STEPANTSMINDA, Georgia, Aug 05 (IPS) - On Aug. 9 the observance of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples will take place in the Economic and Social Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing together U.N. agencies and member states, civil society and indigenous peoples' organisations.

  2. Laws and Threats Curtail Freedom of Expression in Honduras

    Saturday, August 04, 2018

    TEGUCIGALPA, Aug 04 (IPS) - A series of laws that came into force in the last five years and the petition for amparo by 35 journalists and 22 social communicators against the government's "Secrecy Law" give an idea of the atmosphere in Honduras with regard to freedom of expression.

  3. Trump’s Attacks on Media Violate Basic Norms of Press Freedom, Human Rights Experts say

    Friday, August 03, 2018

    GENEVA / WASHINGTON, Aug 03 (IPS) - David Kaye is the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression for the United Nations and Edison Lanza is Special Rapporteur for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

    U.S. President Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the free press are strategic, designed to undermine confidence in reporting and raise doubts about verifiable facts.

    The President has labelled the media as being the "enemy of the American people" "very dishonest" or "fake news," and accused the press of "distorting democracy" or spreading "conspiracy theories and blind hatred".

  4. Save the Children Warns Untraceable Minors in Italy May be Trafficked

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    ROME, Aug 02 (IPS) - Thousands of migrant minors placed in reception facilities upon arrival in Italy, as a first step in identification and later relocation into other structures for asylum seekers, are untraceable and feared trafficked.

  5. The Sun Powers a Women's Bakery in Brazil's Semi-arid Northeast

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    POMBAL, Brazil, Aug 02 (IPS) - "The sun which used to torment us now blesses us," said one of the 19 women who run the Community Bakery of Varzea Comprida dos Oliveiras, a settlement in the rural area of Pombal, a municipality of the state of Paraiba, in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast.

  6. Zimbabwe’s Election of Great Expectations

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 31 (IPS) - Counting is underway today across Zimbabwe as the country voted in an historic election on Jul. 30, which many expect will bring political and economic transformation. It is a long-awaited change for many after autocratic leader, Robert Mugabe, was ousted in a soft coup in November last year after 37 years in power.

  7. Global Compact & the Art of Cherry-Picking Refugees

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - When Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was asked about the legality of the UN's much-ballyhooed Global Compact for Migration, he was initially evasive in his response.

    "I'm not a lawyer", he told reporters July 12, "and I presume that this question might be better asked from a lawyer".

  8. Pakistan’s Vote - a Loud and Clear Message that People Want Democracy at Any Cost

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    Jul 30 (IPS) - Voters in Pakistan's general election outrightly rejected political parties with extremism records and candidates linked to banned terrorist groups, opting instead to back liberal forces in a support for peace.

  9. States Must Treat Refugees & Migrants as Rights Holders & Prevent Trafficking & Exploitation

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    GENEVA, Jul 30 (IPS) - Maria Grazia Giammarinaro* is UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in personsStates around the world must act now to strengthen their efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, including by ensuring that victims and potential victims are considered and treated as rights holders.

    Many people who fall prey to traffickers are migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, who have decided to leave their country for various reasons, such as conflict, natural disaster, persecution or extreme poverty.

  10. Latin American Migrants Targeted by Trafficking Networks

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 (IPS) - The rescue earlier this month of 12 Venezuelan and three Colombian women from a prostitution network that recruits migrants in Peru is an example of the complex web where migration and human trafficking often involve victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation.

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