Human Rights/Free Speech/Media
New York: The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) collaboration with Chinese authorities on tennis star Peng Shuai’s reappearance undermines its expressed commitment to human rights, including the rights and safety of athletes, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. more
Afghanistan: Taliban crackdown on media worsens, warns HRW

Kabul: Taliban authorities in Afghanistan are threatening journalists and imposing strict new media guidelines that especially harm women, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said recently.

Taliban complete 100 days: 257 media outlets closed

Kabul: At least 257 media outlets have closed in 100 days since the Taliban took over government.

Yemen recovery possible if war stops now: UNDP report

New York: War-torn Yemen is among the poorest countries in the world, but recovery is possible if the conflict ends now, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report published on ...

Beijing News founder now serving jail term

Authorities in China have sentenced ex-Beijing News publisher and co-founder Dai Zigeng to eight years' imprisonment for "bribery", media reports said on Tuesday.

Japan: Apparel makers join international trend of boycotting Xinjiang cotton

Japan's apparel makers have joined the global trend of shunning cotton from China's western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

General Assembly reaffirms commitment to combat human trafficking

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated factors that fuel human trafficking such as poverty, unemployment and gender-based violence, the President of the UN General Assembly said ...

Immediately release sick Chinese journalist, rights experts urge

New York: UN-appointed independent human rights experts urged the Chinese authorities on Monday to release on humanitarian grounds, imprisoned citizen journalist and human rights defender ...

Paris: Tibetan community associations demonstrate against 2022 Winter Olympics

As many as six Tibetan community associations, including Students for Free Tibet, Tibetan Youth Congress France Utsang Association France, Chushi Gang Druk , Domey Association France and ...

China: Travel blogger sentenced to 7 months of imprisonment for 'insulting' soldiers

Beijing: A travel blogger has been jailed for seven months after he posted an image of himself in 'disrespectful poses' at a Chinese cemetery in Xinjiang where the country's s ...