Podcast

  • June 7, 2012
    Filmmaker Alison Klayman captures artist Ai Weiwei's forthright and unequivocal stance against China's oppression in Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. You can catch the documentary at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York. Amy Costello reports.

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  • April 13, 2012
    Dr. Nada Dhaif was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison in Bahrain. Among her "crimes:" setting up a medical tent to treat protesters. Meanwhile, the United States and other allies have failed to speak out against crackdowns and unfair trials in Bahrain, says Josh Colangelo-Bryan.

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  • March 15, 2012
    A conflicted border guard and a desperate African migrant face off in Color of the Ocean, a thriller that's playing at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London. With HRW's Jude Sunderland and host Amy Costello.

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  • March 2, 2012
    Filmmaker Mimi Chakarova and HRW's Liesl Gerntholtz discuss The Price of Sex. The film gives a harrowing and intimate view of the sex trade in Eastern Europe. It's playing at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London later this month.

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  • February 6, 2012
    Egypt's revolutionaries remember the day they brought Mubarak down and talk about their fears and hopes for their country's future.

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  • January 25, 2012
    This special edition of Rights Watch marks the one-year anniversary of the Tahrir Square uprisings. Host Heba Morayef brings listeners back to the early days of demonstrations in Tahrir Square. Activists who were there tell how and when they realized they were participating in a revolution that would bring down a president. Produced by Barrett Golding of Hearing Voices in collaboration with Human Rights Watch.

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  • January 10, 2012
    Find out why Guantanamo remains open and how US counter-terrorism policy is threatening rights at home and abroad. With HRW's Andrea Prasow and Baher Azmy of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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  • December 19, 2011
    Residents of Alabama speak out on the state's new punitive immigrant law. With HRW's Grace Meng.

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  • December 7, 2011
    Nearly half of all women in Yemen were married as children. Even in the midst of the country's political upheaval, human rights defenders are pushing for legislation that help make early marriage illegal. With Nadya Khalife of Human Rights Watch and Yemeni human rights lawyer Shada Nasser.

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  • December 1, 2011
    Children as young as six are working in toxic conditions in Mali's artisanal gold mines. This gold makes into the international market with little oversight from companies or the government. HRW's Juliane Kippenberg reports.

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  • November 23, 2011
    Burma's repressive regime has promised reforms and United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making a historic visit there. Human Rights Watch's David Mathieson says there have been some surprising openings in political and press freedoms in Burma, but the country still has a long way to go.

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  • November 3, 2011
    During Zambia's recent election the country's new president promised to stand up to the Chinese-state companies that run the country's copper mines. Human Rights Watch's Matt Wells says the long hours and dangerous conditions are a lot like those back in China.

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  • October 20, 2011
    Egyptian human rights defender Hossam Bahgat says the revolution has only just begun as he and other activists push back against the military's hold on power.

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  • October 13, 2011
    Doctors and other medical professionals in Bahrain were sentenced to prison time after they treated protesters; the United States and other allies have said little about Bahrain's crackdown. With Dr. Zahra Al-Sammak and Human Rights Watch's Joe Stork.

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  • October 5, 2011
    Civilians in Côte d’Ivoire suffered through six months of violence after last year's disputed elections. Human Rights Watch has found that war crimes and likely crimes against humanity were committed by both sides in the conflict. We hear from survivors on the ground and HRW's Matt Wells.

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  • September 30, 2011
    Several mass graves have been uncovered in Libya. But with the country in turmoil, forensic evidence is at risk of being destroyed or lost. Stefan Schmitt of Physicians for Human Rights and HRW's Fred Abrahams discuss the need to halt exhumations and protect grave sites in order to pursue justice.

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  • September 23, 2011
    Transgender rights are getting some attention in the Netherlands, where there's a push to amend a law that requires people to have surgery and become sterilized in order to officially change their gender. With HRW's Boris Dittrich and Thomas Wormgoor, who works with the Transgender Network in the Netherlands.

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  • September 16, 2011
    A popular Iraqi radio journalist was gunned down in his home in Baghdad. A newspaper editor, Asos Hardi, was also attacked in Iraq's Kurdish region. Hardi and HRW's Samer Muscati talk about increasing risks to journalists and press freedom in Iraq.

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  • August 12, 2011
    Somalia's crisis isn't just about drought. HRW's Ben Rawlence explains how war crimes have helped fuel the crisis in Somalia. Amy Costello reports.

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  • June 27, 2011
    New York's gay marriage bill passed, but there are still legal hurdles for same-sex couples in the United States and around the world. Amy Costello speaks with HRW's Boris Dittrich and Tom Plummer of Immigration Equality.

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