Violence and threats against Afghanistan’s journalists by the government and security forces are increasing, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These attacks put at risk the gains in media freedom in Afghanistan since 2001.
The Cambodian government should drop plans to revive a discredited draft law that severely restricts the activities of nongovernmental organizations and associations, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has indicated that it plans to adopt a new law in May 2015, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying he would use it to “handcuff” groups that did not comply.
Roksana and Beauty lingered outside that fateful morning two years ago – neither wanted to go inside to start turning out jeans and shirts in the factories housed in Rana Plaza the day after they had been evacuated because of cracks in the building. But their line managers pushed and cajoled until both women went to their stations at two of the five ready-made garment businesses inside.
A tropical paradise or a place where foreigners risk serious danger and hardships? When it comes to refugees, the Australian government has been acting like a used car salesman trying to peddle a sale – or in this case, a one-way ticket to Cambodia.