U.N. General Assembly Looks at the Rights of Women and Children

Last week hundreds of world leaders converged in New York City for the annual opening of the United Nations General Assembly; on the agenda were hot topics such as Syria, Israel and Iran. However, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the rights of women and children have also been on the agenda.  Governments and aid organizations alike made [...]

PAKISTAN: Taliban threaten Associated Press journalist

Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, [email protected] Re: PAKISTAN: Taliban threaten Associated Press journalist Dear President of Pakistan, Name of victim: Mr. Ashraf Khan, correspondent at Karachi, Associated Press (AP), 808-A, Saima Trade Tower, I. I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan Names of alleged perpetrators: Mr. Abu Hamza Karachvi, Tehreek-e-Taliban, Karachi circle, Sindh province Date [...]

Côte d’Ivoire: brutality continues after Gbagbo’s capture

Since their capture on April 11, 2011, pictures of former Côte d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo [fr], his wife, and their entourage [fr] have spread on the web and via international newspapers. One picture in particular provoked a strong reaction: journalist Israël Yoroba, currently correspondant for TV5 in the Ivorian city of Abidjan, posted [fr] on Facebook [...]

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