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

    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 the Board of Trustees, and the journalist, researcher, and expert in dialogue. They also detained […]

     
  • Joint Statement by the  Martin Ennals Award Jury

    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 Ahmed Mansoor, one of the three human rights defenders nominated for the 2015 Award, and […]

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

    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 Syrian Media-figures”.
    These institutions have also announced their commitment to respecting and abiding by the code […]

     
  • Unable to work Journalists flee Libya because of violence

    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 threat to reporters, who are increasingly forced to flee abroad.
    In October 2014, Reporters Without Borders […]

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

    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 a hundred days, human rights defender and blogger Mohammad Al-Fazari has been banned from travel […]

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

    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 called to military service but decided not to serve in the army. Five months later, […]

     
  • Tunisia: Flaws in Revised Counterterrorism Bill

    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 sent to Tunisian legislators.
    The government sent the bill to parliament on March 26, 2015, following […]

     
  • Iraq: Obama Should Press Abadi on Militia Abuses

    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 scheduled to meet with Obama on April 14, 2015, in Washington, DC.
    Abadi is seeking more arms […]

     
  • 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.

    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.

    07 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       crimes of the aggression ), till last Thursday plus the latest statistics till today :
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  • Release Palestinian Human Rights Defender Khalida Jarrar: Israel Continues its Systematic Violation of Palestinian Self-Determination, Human Rights, and Dignity

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

    05 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 Jarrar’s health condition as she suffers from multiple ischemic infarctions and hypercholesterolemia and requires constant […]