Stories from 27 July 2018
The message from Australia's human rights law conference: We cannot just “support human rights until it gets hard”.
On the heels of recent legislation in Malaysia, Philippines, Brazil and France, the latest draft laws on “fake news” come from Sudan and Russia.
Watchdog environmental organizations say at least 160,000-180,000 trees were felled since 2016, after the Polish government tripled the amount of wood to be harvested from Białowieża.
Maryam Palzigir's experience fought against both state censorship of artistic expression in Iran and now Western stereotypes of Iranians in the U.S.
"It’s sad to know that cow protection is more sacred than saving a human life...Are minorities in the country really being marginalized and treated as second-grade citizens?"
"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."
With frequent power cuts intensifying the effects of a brutal heatwave, people have taken to the streets to demand better public services, jobs and an end to corruption.