INDONESIA. The BLASPHEMY of Indonesia’s Law on “blasphemy”

by Lydia Verniory – Human Rights Lawyer. Foreign Relations Expert. Senior Consultant, former United Nations It all began when Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, was sentenced last year to two years in prison for what the local judicial authorities call ‘blasphemy’.   He had cited a verse from the Qur’an which he said… Read More

CANADA. Human Rights. Investigative journalism. Islamophobia.

Threats to human rights. Reporting from a bureau in Quebec. Islamophobia and human rights Islamophobia. Threats to human rights. New investigative reporting from a new bureau in Quebec. Today, you can make a profound difference by empowering National Observer’s award-winning team to explore where and how rising fascism abroad, and rising incidence of hate crimes… Read More

GERMANY. In the city of Darmstadt events of violence over women repeated

Ivan Blagoy The situation in Germany is heated by behavior of strangers. In the city of Darmstadt events of the Cologne New Year’s Eve when natives of Africa and the Middle East behaved inadmissibly in relation to women repeated. Ситуацию в Германии накаляет поведение чужаков. В городе Дармштадте повторились события кельнской новогодней ночи, когда выходцы… Read More

Costa Rica to study kidney disease afflicting sugarcane workers

The Costa Rican government has launched a study into the causes of chronic kidney disease in its sugarcane producing northern region. At the same time one of the country’s biggest sugar producers said it is revamping its worker health and safety policies. The steps follow an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that explored… Read More