In Focus

Damages Resulted from Mada Foundation for Media Development’s Invasion and the Intimidation of 35 of its Employees

13 December, 2015

On Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 1.00 PM, dozens of Egyptian security forces stormed the headquarters of Mada Foundation for Media Development at the Sixth of October City, southern west of Cairo. They arrested “Hisham Jafar”, Mada Foundation's chairman of ...

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Joint Statement by the Martin Ennals Award Jury

15 September, 2015

United Arab Emirates:Lift travel ban on 2015finalist Ahmed Mansoor, urges Martin Ennals Award Jury Ten human rights groups represented in the Martin Ennals Award Jury today called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to lift the travel ban imposed on ...

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Syrian Media Institutions Proclaim a Code of Conduct for Syrian Media Professionals

13 September, 2015

 Cairo: 10 September, 2015 A set of Syrian institutions and individuals that have faith in the media’s ethical message and decisive role in building a state of citizenship, social justice, freedom and democracy, formulated a code named “Code of Conduct for ...

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Unable to work Journalists flee Libya because of violence

18 May, 2015

Journalism is getting more and more dangerous in Libya, where violent clashes are reported almost every day despite negotiations between the various factions that began under UN aegis at the start of the year. The chaotic environment poses a constant ...

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Oman: Internal Security Service continues to target freedom of expression online; Saed Jadad released

18 May, 2015

Omani authorities continue to persecute those who speak out critically online, says the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), which reports that four Internet activists have been arrested in Liwa over the past few days. As well, for more than ...

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Syria: Qalamoun, Where the Refusal to Serve in the Army Leads to Enforced Disappearance

18 May, 2015

On 8 April 2015, Alkarama sent a communication to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced Disappearances (WGEID) concerning the disappearance of Ward Raad, a 21-year-old student from Qalamoun, a province in the countryside of Damascus. In November 2013, Raad was ...

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Tunisia: Flaws in Revised Counterterrorism Bill

18 May, 2015

(Tunis) – The Tunisian government’s new draft counterterrorism law would permit extended incommunicado detention, weaken due process guarantees for people charged with terrorism offenses, and allow the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today in a report outlining the concerns ...

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Iraq: Obama Should Press Abadi on Militia Abuses

18 May, 2015

(Washington, DC) – US President Barack Obama should place Iraq’s abusive sectarian militias at the top of his agenda for his meeting with the Iraqi prime minister, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the president. Prime Minister Hayder al-Abadi is ...

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Yemen is living under a humanitarian disaster in light of the continued aggression of the Saudi-led coalition raids and the imposed air, land, and sea blockade.

7 May, 2015

26/4/2015 Saudi-led collation started a mission named (decisive storm) and they began their aggression on Yemen in several aspects: 1. Air raids targeting civilians all over the country: the statistics since the beginning of the aggression ,(according to the civil coalition to mounter ...

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Release Palestinian Human Rights Defender Khalida Jarrar: Israel Continues its Systematic Violation of Palestinian Self-Determination, Human Rights, and Dignity

5 May, 2015

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights defender and Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar who has been detained by Israeli military occupation forces since April 2. CIHRS expresses concern over ...