Authoritarians have instead taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to pursuing the suppression of freedoms outside the scope of public health.
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State Department’s 2019 Country Human Rights Report shows deterioration in respect for human rights globally but, Iran, China and Venezuela in particular.
Itai Dzamara is a Zimbabwean pro-democracy campaigner who got missing five years ago. His wife, Sheffra Dzamara, has appealed for Mnangagwa’s help.
Journalist Erick Kabendera, who was jailed last year after he criticized President Magufuli. A judge has ordered his release
A coalition for secure elections sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr Wednesday over his comments calling for “backdoor” through encryption.
Common Cause President Karen H. Flynn has issued a statement condemning media restrictions in impeachment trial as blatant attempt to limit transparency.
A deeply ironic new law now allows South Africa to strip refugees of asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries.
Reliance on the Dayton Daily News for information for people in Dayton, Ohio, may suffer setback due to the recent acquisition of owner, Cox Media.
National news outlets provide different push notifications at different times to local and national audiences.
DW reported detention and disappearance of dozen or more lawyers and activists in final days of 2019 as part of Chinese government’s end of year crack-down.