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1st August 2016 Index on Censorship is an international organization that promotes and defends freedom of expression using journalism, campaigning and advocacy. They closely follow and report on a variety of stories from across the world to combat repression. At the centerpiece of a latest social media campaign using the hashtag #opinionsarenotcrimes is a story about Bahraini journalist... Read more
Tags: Bahrain, Freedom of Press, Twitter, Middle East
The article shows how Indonesian children are illegally abused in the tobacco industry. Kids of eight years old work on the fields with inhuman labor conditions, exposed to toxic and nicotine poisoning, There health is at risk, most of them are likely to get cancer. Children labor is an often human violation, with almost 1.5 million kids between age 10 and 17 working in agriculture, only in... Read more
Tags: Children's Rights, Children's Rights
43,200 times, Karla Jacinto a young Mexican girl, was raped. When she was only five years old she was sexually abused by a relative. At the age twelve, she escaped with his "boyfriend", a man 10 years older than her she just met, since her mother didn't care for her. After three months of a fake relationship, he forced her into sexual labor. She was raped 30 times per day for the next four years... Read more
Tags: #humandignity, Global, human dignity
The article describes the enforced disappearance of 43 students in the Mexican State of Guerrero, in 2014. The Mexican government has failed to investigate the case and providing a just answer to the student's families. Only one of the students has been found and the rest are still missing. This case lights out many other disappearances in Mexico that the State hasn't resolve. The corruption and... Read more
Tags: #violence #policebrutality, Enforced disappearance, Latin America
We like to think that slavery doesn't exist in the modern world since it was banished centuries ago. However, this oppressive practice continues to be a problem around the world, threatening the most basic human rights. The video embodies the real conflict of modern slavery in the 21st century through powerful images taken by the photographer Lisa Kristine.  https://www.youtube.com/... Read more
Tags: Global, Slavery, slavery
Last month, it was revealed that a 17-year-old male was executed in Iran for the rape of another male. The execution directly violated standards laid out by the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which Iran was a signatory. The Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children under the age of 18 should not face the death penalty under any circumstances. Under Iran law,... Read more
Tags: Children's Rights, death penalty, Human rights, Human Rights, Human Rights Conventions, iran, Middle East
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has announced Friday, August 5th, of an investigation that led to 41 arrests that involved human trafficking. Mark Gwyn, director of the TBI, said, “This has been our most significant operation to date.” Thirty-four men, six women, and one juvenile have been arrested in this specific probe. Operations for the investigation used false ads on Backpage.com, of... Read more
Tags: Human-trafficking; justice, trafficking; Tennessee; human rights justice, United States
Obama’s recent efforts to restore U.S.-Cuba relations have been called out for neglecting American values and ideals. Human Rights issues in Cuba have only been growing worse; more Cubans have been leaving the island. There have been 8,600 detention and arrests in 2015, with 2,500 in the first two months of 2016, a “315 percent increase from five years ago” (Source). Dr, Oscar Elias Biscet, one... Read more
Tags: Cuba; Human Rights, Cuba; U.S. Relations;, Latin America, United States
The opening ceremony at the Olympics can always be relied on to uniquely captivate a wide-scale global audience. From dancing to singing, and anything in between, there is typically something for everyone to enjoy.This year, Rio made sure the message hit home. Everyone's home, in fact: planet earth. Brazil rolled a video showing the heat emergence over all countries, while also highlighting the... Read more
Tags: #ClimateChange #EnvironmentalJustice #Olympics, Global

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