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New York, Describing the conviction in Myanmar of two Reuters journalists last week as a “particularly outrageous” example of judicial harassment against the media there, “vague and over-broad” laws have made it impossible for the press to do its job in the country, without fear or favour, a new United Nations report has found. more
New UN rights chief pledges to push back on ‘centuries of prejudice and discrimination’

New York,  The UN’s newly appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, intends to push back “centuries of prejudice and discrimination” against ...

Bangladesh court denies bail to photographer Shaihidul Alam

Dhaka: A Bangladesh court on Tuesday rejected the bail petition of renowned Bangladeshi photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam.

Egyptian death sentences a ‘gross miscarriage of justice’: UN human rights chief

New York,  An Egyptian court’s confirmation of 75 death sentences on Saturday has been condemned by Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as being the r ...

Major increase in Europe’s refugee and migrant death rate: UNHCR

New York,  The number of refugees and migrants reaching the European continent is going down, but the rate of fatalities has gone up dramatically, according to a new report from the ...

New home for scores of South Sudan's displaced

New York, Nearly 3,500 people displaced by violence in South Sudan have been relocated from a UN-run camp in the capital, Juba, to temporary housing, the organization’s mission in t ...

Journalists’ conviction in Myanmar a message that press ‘cannot operate fearlessly’ – UN rights chief

New York,  Stressing that the legal process that led to the conviction of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar “clearly breached” international standards, the United Nation ...

UNHCR calls for action against xenophobic attacks in South Africa

New York, Authorities in South Africa are being urged by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to act in the wake of recent violence against foreigners in the country, some of which has been dead ...

UN urges countries to step up assistance for Palestine refugees

New York,  The United Nations said it regrets the decision of the United States to stop funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and ...

Myanmar: Reuters journalists covering genocide get seven-year-jail-term for violating state secrets act

Naypyidaw: Two Reuters journalists, who covered the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, were found guilty of defying state secrets act and handed a seven-year-jail-term, by a country court.