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Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw G

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Nairobi, August 20, 2019--Authorities in Ethiopia should unconditionally release journalist Mesganaw Getachew, who was arrested on August 9 after recording an interview outside a court in Addis Ababa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mesganaw, who reports for the privately owned [ ...

An ‘ambassador’ for people’s rights

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
I was born in 1988, a time of economic hardship in my country, Tanzania, which was going through a structural adjustment programme. During this period, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund required countries experiencing economic difficulties to withdraw subsidies for social program ...

American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) Recognizes World Humanitarian Day:

Monday, August 19, 2019
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the United Nations and the world community today August 19, 2016 to honor humanitarians who have sacrificed their lives, and those who are currently working around the world to bring vital services and resources to the world 39;s most vulnerable po ...

AHRC Condemns Israel's Denial of Entry to Muslim Lawmakers

Sunday, August 18, 2019
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is deeply troubled by the Israeli denial of entry to two American lawmakers, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. The two members of Congress wanted to visit the Palestinian Territories on a fact- finding mission. Such visits are very common. Pro- Israel groups ...

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of j

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Dr. Stergomena Tax SADC Executive Secretary SADC House Plot No. 54385 Central Business District Private Bag 0095 Gaborone, Botswana Sent via email and facsimile Dear Dr. Tax, I write to you from the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent non-profit organization that advocat ...

Our Vanishing World: Rainforests

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth rsquo;s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth rsquo;s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player in Earth rsquo;s hydrological (water) cycle, a massive producer of oxygen and home to most of the world rsquo;s species, rainforests are the home ...

Cameroon’s military detains pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
New York, August 13, 2019--Cameroonian authorities should immediately release without charge pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Wazizi 11 days ago and handed him over to the military, which has since held him without access to his lawye ...

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls on Tanzania’s Magufuli to drop Kabe

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
President John Magufuli 1 Barack Obama Drive 11400, Kivukoni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Sent via email Dear President Magufuli, I write to you from the Committee to Protect Journalists, an organization that advocates for press freedom worldwide, to urge your government to drop charges against fre ...
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No matter how far and slowly you throw a ball to the wall it will surely bounce
By: Kwame Serebour, Atwi