Bulgaria: let the press report freely, say IFJ/EFJ ahead of Prosecutor’s election

Brussels, 20th August 2019. Bulgaria will appoint a new Prosecutor General this autumn and a series of statements made by public officials against the press have raised journalists’ concerns about the process.  The International and European Federations of journalists (IFJ/EFJ) join their affiliate the Union of Bulgarian Journalist (UBJ) in calling for better protection of the rights of journalists and the media.    A […]

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4th Hong Kong BR Summit extended to two days to cover broader range of issues

The fourth Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held on 11 and 12 September (Wednesday and Thursday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Under the theme “Creating and Realising Opportunities”, the […]

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Somalia: journalist killed in bomb blast

Brussels,19th August 2019- A cameraman embedded with the Somali National Army (SNA) was killed in a bomb attack targeting a military base on 14th August. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) in calling for more security for journalists in the country. Cameraman Abdinasir Abdulle Ga’al, 24, working for government-controlled […]

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FedEx business ethics in China questioned

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/8/18 22:30:44 According to official Chinese sources, a sportswear company in East China’s Fujian Province received a package with a gun in it from a US customer delivered by FedEx. Private ownership of firearms is strictly forbidden in China. This is obviously a serious incident. More than 10 articles are prohibited from […]

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Strategic Contention Over Ports: Pakistan’s Gwadar Versus Iran’s Chabahar

An analytical article, written by Vinay Kaura was published on the Indian news website “The Print.in”, Updated: 25 June, 2019. It contains subtitles “India needs Chabahar Port more than ever now, but Trump’s reckless behaviour could ruin it-China and Pakistan have been working overtime to woo Iran and integrate it into their strategic nexus against […]

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Rakhine crisis: Two years on, the struggle for safety, privacy and dignity

Cox’s Bazar / Kuala Lumpur, 19 August 2019 – Tens of thousands of people who fled violence in Rakhine to camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are living their lives in cramped tents and shelters, in conditions that fall well below international standards. Two years on from the exodus triggered by violence on 25 August 2017, over […]

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Over 470,000 people in Hong Kong say “no” to violence

“Anti-violence!”, “Save Hong Kong!” Over 470,000 people gathered on Saturday in a rally held at Tamar Park, Admiralty of Hong Kong, to voice out their demand for peace and stability in Hong Kong. At around 4 p.m. local time, the metro station near Tamar Park was swarming with people. An hour later, the rally started […]

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India raises issue of illegal immigrants with Bangladesh

NEW DELHI, Aug. 8 (NsNewsWire) — India raised the issue of illegal immigrants settling in the country’s northeast areas with Bangladesh during a bilateral meeting between the home ministers of the two countries in India’s New Delhi on Wednesday, an official statement released by India’s Ministry of Home Affairs said Thursday, reports Xinhua.    The […]

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