Amnesty Publishes Report on Egyptian Media Clampdown

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Sunday is World Press Freedom Day and a global human rights group has marked the observance by publishing an overview of Egypt’s assault on journalists and other media workers.  Amnesty International said in its report that “This clampdown on media not only violates journalists’ right to freedom of expression, but also the general public’s access to independent information . . . Guaranteeing freedom of expression and access Read More

Ethiopian Survivors of Migrant Container Truck Tragedy Repatriated

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GENEVA – The International Organization for Migration reports it has helped repatriate 11 Ethiopians who escaped death after having been locked in the container of a smuggler’s truck.  They and dozens of other migrants who did not survive were discovered after the truck crossed the Malawi-Mozambique border in March.   The operation was coordinated by Read More

Majlis Podcast: Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, And The Coronavirus

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On the last day of April, authorities in Tajikistan announced the country’s first cases of the coronavirus. There were signs for weeks prior to the announcement that the virus was already in Tajikistan and spreading, but Tajik officials insisted that was not true and attributed suspicious deaths to other causes, usually pneumonia. Officials in Turkmenistan Read More