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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US Journalism

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.

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3 hrs ago | Washington Times

ACLU: Unprecedented U.S. spying has chilling effect on reporters and sources

U.S. spying programs are making government sources too skittish to divulge sensitive information to reporters, especially on computer-based technology, making it difficult for journalists to hold powerful entities to account, according to a 120-page report released Monday .

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7 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Improper probes: Report finds excesses in targeting terror suspects

Last week, Human Rights Watch released an extensive and blistering report on investigative and prosecutorial abuses in American terrorism investigations.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Ecologist

Ukraine's use of unguided rockets in civilian areas of Donetsk 'may be war crimes'

Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence in the war zones of Eastern Ukraine which show that Ukrainian government forces have violated the laws of war by using 'notoriously imprecise' rockets in civilian areas, destroying homes, killing and injuring non-combatants.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

ABC News

Australia must press Vietnam on political prisoners: HRW

Australia must press Vietnam on its jailing of political activists, curbs on free speech and use of forced labour in drug treatment centres, says Human Rights Watch, as officials from both countries prepare for human rights talks on July 28. "Vietnam is one of the most repressive, closed countries in Asia," Elaine Pearson, the group's Australia ... (more)

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Russia Taday

Mass grave in E. Ukraine: Terrorist torture or power cut-off in morgue?

An excavator digs a hole by portraits of four missing Slavyansk residents, to exhume four unidentified bodies at a mass grave in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on July 24, 2014.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Russia: Repeal New TV Advertising Law

President Vladimir Putin signed into law on July 21, 2014 a series of amendments banning commercial advertising on paid cable and satellite television channels, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, TV Advertising, Vladimir Putin, Charitable Organizations, Electronics

The Nation

Free Thai Movement claims support from abroad

Jakrapob Penkair, secretary of the anti-junta Free Thai Movement, said his movement had won support from many countries, including the US, Australia, New Zealand and some in European nations.

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Humans Rights Watch

Russia: 8 Protesters Found Guilty in Flawed Case

This case has been deeply flawed from the start because the charges were inappropriate.

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Related Topix: Riot, Charitable Organizations, Vladimir Putin

Humans Rights Watch

US: An Urgent Case for Immigration Reform

The stories of those who yearn to unite with family, to become the newest citizens of the United States, and suffer so much in pursuit of that dream, remind us that immigration is not merely a political or economic issue.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Urgent Group, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Grace Meng, Democrat, Charitable Organizations, Mexico, NY

Humans Rights Watch

Australia: Press Vietnam to Respect Rights

Australia should make clear that if Vietnam wants to be considered a responsible international partner, it needs to meet its international human rights obligations.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Thailand: Interim Constitution Provides Sweeping Powers

The interim constitution attempts to give legal justification to the sweeping and unaccountable power taken by the military junta.

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Humans Rights Watch

Ukraine: Unguided Rockets Killing Civilians

Unguided Grad rockets launched apparently by Ukrainian government forces and pro-government militias have killed at least 16 civilians and wounded many more in insurgent-controlled areas of Donetsk and its suburbs in at least four attacks between July 12 and 21, 2014, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Time

Platon: Life and Death on the Border

Amid ongoing debate over America's broken immigration system, the photographer Platon presents a portfolio of images and videos of migrants and those sympathetic to their circumstances.

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Humans Rights Watch

Libya: ICC Judges Reject Sanussi Appeal

The Sanussi decision comes out at a time when the challenges facing Libya's justice system continue to mount at an alarming pace.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Charitable Organizations, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KRVN-AM Lexington

UN Will Investigate Possible War Crimes in Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted Wednesday to establish a commission of inquiry into incidents in Gaza, investigating whether any war crimes have been committed in the area.

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Related Topix: Prison, Israel, World News, Middle East, Charitable Organizations

Bangkok Post

Critics confronted

The junta is imposing a regime of "forced smiles" on an unwilling populace as their rights are progressively eroded, says Human Rights Watch .

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The Ecologist

Thailand army forcibly evicts six forest villages

Forest-dwellers in Buriram province involved in a land dispute with the Thai government have been forcibly evicted, intimidated, arrested, held without charge, and dumped on a site unfit for human habitation with no water supply.

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Commentary Magazine

Scholars of African Literature Have Eyes Only for Israel

The African Literature Association has thrown its insubstantial weight behind the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.

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CBC News

The 'Russia crisis' through the prism of everyday chaos: Brian Stewart

Palestinians sleep at a UN school to escape heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza City on Monday.

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