Human Rights/Free Speech/Media
As the Security Council prepared to meet once again in New York on Friday for a long-delayed vote on a pause in fighting to allow more aid into Gaza, UN rights chief Volker Türk added his voice to deep concerns over the rising threat of famine across the Strip. more
Trial of jailed Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai trial begins

Hong Kong's pro-democracy business tycoon Jimmy Lai, who is known for criticising Chinese leaders, is facing a long-awaited trial over charges that he "colluded with foreign forc ...

China: Female serial killer Lao Rongzhi executed

China executed a female serial killer, who was accused of murdering seven people, by the death penalty on Monday (December 18, 2023).

IFJ says 94 journalists killed in 2023

The International Federation of Journalists records that 94 journalists and media workers, including 9 women, have been killed in 2023.

Hong Kong authorities put bounties for several self-exiled activists, UK, US condemn

The US and the UK have condemned Hong Kong authorities for putting a bounty on several self-exiled activists.

Abolish coercive boarding schools in Tibet: European Parliament tells China

The European Parliament has urged China to abolish coercive boarding school system that has isolated more than  1 million Tibetan children from their families, language and culture, ...

Gaza flooding latest disaster to hit desperate Palestinians

Heavy rains created new misery in Gaza as UN humanitarians repeated deep concerns on Thursday over the deteriorating health situation in the Strip, amid ongoing Israeli bombardment and fi ...

Uphold freedoms, fulfill the promise of human rights, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on world leaders to rely on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a roadmap to not only uphold human rights but ...

UN launches $46 billion appeal to respond to worsening crises in 2024

As conflicts, climate emergencies and collapsing economies continue to wreak havoc on communities worldwide, the UN on Monday issued an appeal for $46.4 billion for 2024 to help 181 milli ...

Think-tank report claims Britain is slipping back to social divide of Victorian era

The UK is in danger of sliding back into the “Two Nations” of the Victorian era marked by a widening gulf between mainstream society and a depressed and poverty-stricken under ...