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Recent Corrections

  • Thailand: Draft Media Law Threatens News Reporting

    4/29: The original news release stated that the draft law subjects anyone who directly or indirectly earns income from reporting news to the public without a license – and their company, agency, or organization – to up to two years in prison; however, the draft law was amended, increasing the penalty to three years. 

  • Remove Barriers to Syrian Refugee Education

    This news release originally stated that “the latest UNICEF estimates, compiled through an improved enrollment-tracking system” in Jordan, found that fewer Syrian children were enrolled in public schools than had previously been reported. The news release has been corrected to clarify that more accurate school enrollment figures were collected through an improved enrollment-tracking system managed by the government of Jordan, and adds the final sentence to that paragraph. 

  • US: Curb Executive Branch Surveillance Powers

    An earlier version of this news release misidentified the House Judiciary Committee member who suggested a need to view claims about the constitutionality of Section 702 with skepticism. The news release has been changed to reflect this.

  • “When Will I Get to Go Home?”

    According to World Vision, “The government has a list of 260 families wanting to adopt children.” An earlier version was unclear about which structure manages the list of families. 

  • Ukraine: Dangers, Unnecessary Delays at Crossing Points

    The February 17, 2017 report incorrectly stated that there was no procedure in place to allow people to apply for an emergency e-pass if it is needed for family emergency or other extraordinary situations, however this only pertains to medical emergency or other extraordinary situations. Additionally, the crossing points are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer, instead of closing at 10 p.m. 

  • Indonesia’s Religious Minorities Under Threat

    An earlier version of this news release misstated the calendar year for the Setara Institute’s documentation of incidents of violence linked to the FPI. The news release has been changed to reflect this.


  • A Glimmer of Light for Transgender People in Ukraine

    A January 27, 2017 dispatch incorrectly stated that under a revised protocol transgender people in Ukraine would be required to get a divorce and to submit to observation by a sexologist for a period of one year to determine their degree of “social adaptation.”