Populism, Repression & Fear: Daily Brief

The populist president's police murders in the Philippines; China rightly rounded on for its rights record & repression; Turkey's president highlights Saudi crimes but not his own; Hungary's authoritarian slide & its European supporters; fear after activist's death in Ukraine; landmark rulings on land rights in South Africa; and oh yes, almost forgot: the US midterms...

Support Love, Not Hate: Daily Brief

HRW joins call to support love, not hate after synagogue shooting in US; human rights at stake in US midterm elections; UN spotlight on human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia & China; rescuers at sea face baseless accusations in Greece; justice in Syria one essential step closer; and good #BehindTheBling news.

Repatriation Plan Puts Rohingya at Risk: Daily Brief

Plus: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists; Lebanon's criminal defamation laws; protests in Sri Lanka; South Sudan's deathly war; how the US State Department downplays reporting on women; and Brazil court strikes down restrictions on university speech.

Sexual Violence in North Korea: Daily Brief

Women in North Korea face sexual violence and rape at the hands of high-ranking officials, police and soldiers; Egyptian government lashes out over torture allegations; Pakistan finally frees Aasia Bibi after 8 years on death row for blasphemy; Turkey should free civil rights leader Osman Kavala; fears of famine in Yemen; & excessive force against protesters by soldiers and police in Nigeria kills 45 people. 

Spotlight on China's Human Rights Abuses: Daily Brief

Why is China allowed to stay signed on to human rights treaties it blatantly violates?; good news from Pakistan & Russia; ISIS suspects at risk of torture & unfair trials in Iraq; vicious attack against anti-corruption activist in Equatorial Guinea; new attack on free speech in Zimbabwe; and Trump's planned executive order ending US birthright citizenship.

The Far-Right Threat in the US: Daily Brief

The far-right threat in the US; Trump sends military to border in pre-election antics; pressure rising on LGBT people in Indonesia; Thai junta announces its own weakness; and Qatar's commitment to refugees falls short. 

Violence against Reporters as Brazil Votes: Daily Brief

Journalists in Brazil face violence & abuse before Presidential election; Saudi-led airstrike kills civilians in Yemen; son of murdered Saudi reporter Jamal Khashoggi reaches safety; authorities in India target Amnesty International; unjustly jailed environmentalists in Iran may face death penalty; Palestinian Authority vows to investigate systematic torture; and Hong Kong’s heightened crackdown on dissent.

Oleg Sentsov Wins Sakharov Prize: Daily Brief

Oleg Sentsov wins Sakharov Prize; domestic violence in Russia; seeking justice in Gambia; the human cost of Indonesia’s blasphemy law; 130,000 Turkish public sector workers still awaiting justice; and the latest on the Khashoggi case.

Famine & War in Yemen: Daily Brief

Millions at risk of famine in Yemen; calls for action against Saudi Arabia gather steam; soldiers attack civilians in South Sudan, despite peace deal; discussing albinism & human rights; and rare positive human rights news from China - along with a lot more bad news about China's internment camps in Xinjiang...

Two Authorities, Zero Dissent in Palestine: Daily Brief

Plus: World should reject a Saudi whitewash in Khashoggi case; Trump's threat to transgender rights; US still jailing immigrant children; the long-running struggle of Filipino peasants for land; live discussion of albinism & discrimination later today; and we mourn the loss of David Mepham.