UNHCR Statement on Voluntary Repatriation to Myanmar

BANGKOK, Aug. 23 (NsNewsWire) –Through their bilateral Joint Working Group on repatriation, the Government of Myanmar conveyed to the Government of Bangladesh the names of 3,450 Rohingya refugees who have been cleared for return to Rakhine State, Myanmar. UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, sees Myanmar’s engagement in this process as a positive step in the […]

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Western media humiliates detained HK resident

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/8/22 21:38:41 Simon Cheng Man-kit, an employee of the British Consulate General in Hong Kong, went “missing” during a business trip to Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province. He is a Hong Kong resident, but the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been making noise about it. Western media as well as media […]

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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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Corporal punishment is intolerably cruel and totally ineffective

Sir Frank Peters Almost nine years ago corporal punishment to children in schools and madrasahs was outlawed in Bangladesh. But you would be forgiven for not noticing. Sadly, the ‘Business as Usual’ sign is still in evidence at many schools and madrasahs. The perpetrators know about the noble and honourable work of High Court Justices […]

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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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