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Media Being Decimated in Ethiopia

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of the May 2015 general elections. In the past year, six privately owned publications closed after government harassment; at least 22 journalists, bloggers, and publishers were criminally charged, and more than 30 journalists fled the country in fear of being arrested under repressive laws.

Israel: Serious Abuse of Thai Migrant Workers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - Thai agricultural workers in Israel face serious labor rights abuses because Israeli authorities are failing to enforce their own laws. Israeli authorities should take immediate steps to improve its enforcement mechanisms and investigate whether unsatisfactory living and working conditions have contributed to a troubling pattern of deaths among migrant workers from Thailand.

Afghanistan: Media Under Attack

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - Violence and threats against Afghanistan’s journalists by the government and security forces are increasing. These attacks put at risk the gains in media freedom in Afghanistan since 2001. The failure to protect journalistic freedom has emboldened those determined to suppress criticism of the government, the security forces, and other powerful entities in Afghan society.

France: Migrants, Asylum Seekers Abused and Destitute

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police.

Lebanese Laws Discriminate Against Women

Monday, January 19, 2015 - Lebanon’s religion-based personal status laws discriminate against women across the religious spectrum and don’t guarantee their basic rights. Lebanon has 15 separate personal status laws for its recognized religions but no civil code covering issues such as divorce, property rights, or care of children.

Muslims Trapped in Central African Republic

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Hundreds of Muslim residents in western parts of the Central African Republic are trapped in enclaves in deplorable conditions. They fear attacks if they leave, but interim government authorities and United Nations peacekeepers block them from fleeing abroad or provide no security assistance when they try to leave.

Thailand: Toxic Water, Tainted Justice

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - The Thai government has failed to clean up toxic lead in a stream in western Thailand, threatening hundreds of families with serious and irreversible health problems. The Supreme Administrative Court’s order nearly two years ago to clean up Klity Creek, the first of its kind in Thailand, has been ignored by the government while villagers remain exposed to lead in water, soil, vegetables, and fish.

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The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of the May 2015 general elections.
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Media Being Decimated in Ethiopia

January 22, 2015
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Thai agricultural workers in Israel face serious labor rights abuses because Israeli authorities are failing to enforce their own laws.
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Israel: Serious Abuse of Thai Migrant Workers

January 21, 2015
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Violence and threats against Afghanistan’s journalists by the government and security forces are increasing. These attacks put at risk the gains in media freedom in Afghanistan since 2001.
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Afghanistan: Media Under Attack

January 21, 2015
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Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police.
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France: Migrants, Asylum Seekers Abused and Destitute

January 20, 2015
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Lebanon’s religion-based personal status laws discriminate against women across the religious spectrum and don’t guarantee their basic rights.
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Lebanese Laws Discriminate Against Women

January 19, 2015
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Hundreds of Muslim residents in western parts of the Central African Republic are trapped in enclaves in deplorable conditions.
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Muslims Trapped in Central African Republic

January 6, 2015
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