Stories about Human Rights from May, 2017
Seven journalists have been murdered in Mexico this year. Since 2012, less than one percent of attacks on journalists have resulted in a criminal conviction.
Ethiopia’s Cholera-Denying Candidate to Lead the World's Top Health Body Is Taking a Battering Online
"I fear that the WHO’s reputation will be tarnished and credibility questioned if it elects Dr. Tedros Adhanom."
"It remains to be seen, if the Medical Mafia will continue to deprive the right to a private medical education for our youth."
The legislation will cover nearly 300 crimes if it passes. Critics have argued personal liberties are at stake.
"Argentina cannot go backwards on human rights issues. The message of impunity cannot invade our streets”
"This was one thing we had left and they have taken it too. May God punish them. All they think about is how to shut people up."
Threats of character assassination and extortion can carry severe real-life consequences, especially for women.
This week, Chelsea Manning was finally released from prison, Ukraine censored Russian web platforms and Thailand threatened legal action against Facebook.
The five have been recognized as among the finalists in the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2017.
"The overwhelming Twitter response to the plan to drug test welfare recipients: drug test politicians and their staff too"
Jamaica's Director of Public Prosecutions has dropped all three charges against activist La Toya Nugent, under the country's Cybercrimes Act.
Hassan Rouhani has been both the candidate and President of "hope and moderation" for Iranians. Article 19's report assesses how this has had an affect on freedoms online.
Palestinian Prisoners Remain ‘Determined’ One Month Into Hunger Strike Against Israeli Prison Conditions
Thirty days have passed and over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons continue their mass hunger strike.
To protest against the border wall that divides the U.S. and Mexico, Germany's Dresden Symphonic Orchestra will stage an international concert with musicians on June 3, 2017, at the border.
"Sometimes journalists forget their power, and mislead people with their unprofessional manners."
A media blackout regarding the status of the bird supposedly belonging to a top member of the ruling family failed to stop the jokes.
Heavy metal fans in Bangladesh were heartbroken after Brazilian death metal bands Krisiun and NervoChaos were forbidden from performing at their sold-out concert in the capital Dhaka.
As rents rise in Seattle on the US west coast, Congolese refugees are facing the very real threat of homelessness.
A new investigative report challenges the role of Ukraine's authorities in a stalled murder case surrounding a dissident journalist assassinated in Kyiv last summer.
"How can I live in this country, where if I were to be killed people would rejoice over a cup of tea that there is one less LGBT person?"