Stories about Human Rights from November, 2016
"Found an ATM with cash and absolutely no crowd. The ATM has only 2000 notes hence no one wants"
"I direct my message to Syrian activists [...] I ask them to send out our message that we have sacrificed for and keep on sacrificing."
Trinidad and Tobago's longstanding commitments to universal education are juxtaposed with the harsh reality of society's marginalised.
Digital rights advocates and Tunisia's Data Protection Authority are voicing concern about the bill. At present, Tunisia does not require government authorities to obtain court approval before accessing citizen data.
Russia, Belarus and the Central Asian states were all rated "not free" in Freedom House's 2016 "Freedom on the Web" report.
In the run up to the elections, there have been anti-government political protests, mostly in the Greater Banjul Area.
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
Free Basics is a collaboration between Facebook and mobile providers that allows access for free but limited access to internet.
"We need a culture of equality, not disrespect. As an athlete, I want everyone to know that strength does not mean dominance and aggression."
"It's impossible to live in the Xingu River today. I don't stand a chance. People use to live well. Now they survive," one local woman said.
Yet Another Report on Extrajudicial Killings Backs Up Jamaican Human Rights Defenders’ Calls for Police Reform
Amnesty International's new report explores the abuse of power by Jamaican police and the fraught, protracted path to justice for victims' families.
"According to Google Maps, my father has his free movement restricted to 990 metres, 10 metres less than a kilometre."
Hussein Baydoun was barred from photographing the PM after this image was published. Photographs he took during last year's ‘you stink’ protests against government corruption were featured in numerous outlets.
"For them our triumphant chants for freedom have been a sort of rape, and now is their chance for revenge."
"Is this the type of country that we Malaysians want to live in, where corruption runs amok, elections are rigged and innocents are placed behind bars?"
Madagascar, where the majority of people still live in poverty, has spent vast sums of money to organise a major summit. How much money exactly, nobody knows.
Puerto Rican Oscar López Rivera is one of the longest serving political prisoners in the world. In this episode, we discuss the movement to get President Obama to pardon him.
Jeremy Barrios' killing puts another name in the list of human environmentalists to be silenced in the region and raises concern about the State's incapability to protect its own citizens.
This is Uzbekistan, so never expect the truth.
For nearly 20 years, Rayma Suprani's political cartoons were a must-see for Venezuela's chattering classes. But the Maduro government didn't like them and forced her into exile.