Daily Archives: May 28, 2019

Exit Polls Show India’s Modi-Led Coalition Likely To Win Majority

The country of India– the world’s largest democracy– headed to the polls to vote in their general election last week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance with the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is projected to win a majority in parliament, exit polls show. A party needs to win 272 […]

Militia Violence Continues To Displace Colombian Farmers 1

Two years on from the monumental peace agreement which brought an end to Colombia’s 52-year civil war, the state still remains significantly unstable. Following decades of conflict between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), local militia groups have seized the opportunity created by the ceasefire’s power […]

Rohingyan Crisis remains at ‘total standstill’ according to UN Fact Finding Mission

Last week, the UN International Fact-Finding Mission in Myanmar (FFM) urged the international community to pressure Myanmarese authorities to take direct action in the Rohingya crisis as widespread human rights abuses and overcrowded refugee camps continue to plague the community. Myanmar’s carelessness faced sharp criticism by FFM Chairperson Marzuki Darusman […]

Council Of Europe Commissioner Condemns Human Rights Abuses In Hungary 1

The Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, Dunja Mijatović, has called on Hungarian authorities to take action against widespread human rights abuses. Following a four day visit to Hungary in February, Mijatović released a report on 21 May discussing a wide range of issues – from immigration to gender equality. […]

Huawei: Tech Innovator or Espionage Agency?

Huawei, a leading Chinese multinational tech company, has emerged as a central target of Trump’s trade war with China, with US companies now requiring federal approval before selling to the tech giant. This arrives as 5G technology, an ultra-fast upgrade in the telecommunications industry, is set to be unveiled to […]

Zimbabwe’s Pattern of Human Rights Abuses: Arrest of Five Human Rights Activists

Five human rights activists were arrested in Zimbabwe on May 20 and 21, charged with a plot to subvert the government of sitting President Emmerson Mnangagwa.  The arrests were justified by the state-owned newspaper The Herald’s allegations that the group had links to the government’s main opposition body, the Movement […]

Ethiopia’s Drafted Legislation Against Hate Speech Threatens Journalistic Freedoms

Over the past year the government of Ethiopia, headed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, has produced progressive reforms to increase journalistic freedoms and freedom of expression. Such freedoms have been frequently and harshly repressed by previous governments. However, with these freedoms inevitably arise complications, namely a rising culture of disinformation […]