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Human Rights

Naypyidaw, Nov 14 (JEN): After months of speculations by the international community and human rights watch dogs, the Myanmar army has finally published a report following an internal investigation on the Rohingya Crisis.

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Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fake news’ and social media-driven echo chambers – UNESCO report

New York, Nov 7(Just Earth News): The media industry, which remains the primary source of news and information in the digital age, faces both vast opportunities and steep challenges, the Uni ...

Baloch leaders accuse Pakistan of committing genocide

Quetta/Islamabad, Nov 6 (JEN): Baloch leaders Brahumdagh Bugti and Mehran Marri in a joint statement have accused the Pakistan government of committing genocide in the region and said that t ...

UN concerned over 'unfolding humanitarian emergency' at Australia's offshore processing centre

New York, Nov 3(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed its concern over “an unfolding humanitarian emergency” at Australia's offshore detention cent ...

'Injustice against journalists costly for society,' says UNESCO chief on International Day

New York, Nov 2(Just Earth News): Justice must be done for the murder of journalists, who perform important functions in taking forward fundamental freedoms and bolstering the strength of s ...

UN experts sound alarm on mounting rights concerns in Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria

New York, Oct 31(Just Earth News): More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island remains without an effective emergency response, a group of United Nations human ...

Action needed to stop violations of LGBT people’s rights worldwide, expert tells UN

New York, Oct 28(Just Earth News): Immediate action is needed to stop the horrific violations of human rights of people around the world based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation ...

UN-Americas action plan seeks to strengthen protection of human rights defenders in region

New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office and its counterpart in the Americas have launched a new and deeper cooperation plan to address one of the most press ...

Chinese lawyer opens up about torture under Xi's rule

Beijing, Oct 26 (JEN): The unopposed elected leader of China, Xi Jingping may be hailed as the most power leader after Mao, the mainland has ever witnessed, but he is a threat to human right ...

Peru must place human rights at heart of development, urges UN rights chief

New York, Oct 26(Just Earth News): While Peru has made great strides over the past decade in reducing poverty, it needs to stand up firmly for human rights to ensure an economy that is susta ...