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The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the president of Togo to block a proposed article in the country's penal code that would threaten press freedom.
On 11 November, Slovenia began erecting a razor-wire fence along its border with Croatia to control the influx of migrants, as European and African leaders gathered in Malta to seek long-term solutions to the flow of people making their way across Europe.
Amnesty International: UN Security Council must press Burundi authorities to tackle human rights crisis
United Nations Security Council meeting on Burundi’s ongoing political and human rights crisis must include a clear and robust call on Burundian authorities to ensure people’s safety and to end the crisis, Amnesty International said on 10 November.
On 9 November, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova today condemned the killing of two Syrian citizen journalists.
In the wake of recent violence against publishers, writers, bloggers and civil society groups by extremists in Bangladesh, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today condemned the acts and urged the Government to take "urgent, concerted measures to ensure the protection of all those who are being threatened by extremists operating in the country."
Ireland is the 39th country to sign the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention.
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing of Jose Bernardo, a radio reporter who was shot and killed on Saturday in the capital of the Philippines, according to news reports. Authorities must impartially investigate the murder and bring the perpetrators swiftly to justice, CPJ said today.
Reporters Without Borders condemns arrest of Issa Saharkhiz, a well-known independent journalist and former editor of several reformist newspapers.
The brutal attacks against two publishers of secular writers, including the slain blogger Avijit Roy, and their colleagues in Bangladesh is further chilling evidence of the horrific pattern of violence against people exercising their freedom of expression in the country.
The European Union said it has resettled just 86 refugees out of its pledge of 160,000, as the number of migrants forging through Europe from war-torn Syria shows no sign of letting up despite the approach of winter.