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    22 mai 2017 U.N. elects genocidal Sudan Vice-Chair of Committee on NGOs

    The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned this morning’s election of Sudan as Vice-Chair of the U.N. committee that accredits and oversees the work of non-governmental human rights groups at the world body, noting that the Khartoum regime persecutes human rights activists, while its leader, Omar al-Bashir, remains wanted for genocide at the International […]

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    18 mai 2017 Turkish Journalist Yavuz Baydar Receives Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award

    The Geneva-based human rights NGO UN Watch on Monday honored exiled Turkish journalist Yavuz Baydar with its highest distinction, the Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award. The award was presented at a ceremony attended by senior diplomats of the United Nations Human Rights Council at UN Watch’s annual Gala Dinner. Baydar, an internationally-renowned journalist with […]

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    14 mai 2017 Golden Visas & The Promised Land

    The scandal-ridden EB-5 program jumped back into the news this week with a Washington Post story about the Kushner company hawking Golden Visas in Beijing. Jared Kushner of course is Ivanka’s husband and a top adviser to the president. He has recused from EB-5 issues and divested from much of the family business, but that […]

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  4. 12 mai 2017 Nation journalists respond with necessary perspective and clarity to President Trump’s decision Tuesday to fire FBI director James Comey; John Nichols calls for impeachment of AG Jeff Sessions. Available for select interviews.

    Comey’s Firing Is Worse Than the Saturday Night Massacre At least during Watergate officials inside the administration refused to collude with Nixon’s orders. Bruce Shapiro, a contributing editor to The Nation, is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a global resource center and think tank for journalists covering violence, conflict and […]

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  5. 8 mai 2017 U.N. holds lavish NGO forum in Saudi Arabia while rights activists languish in prison

    A foundation run by the Saudi royal family hosted a U.N. global forum for non-governmental organizations in Riyadh last week, on the theme of “Youth and their Social Impact,” even as young bloggers and human rights activists like Raif Badawi languish in prison for the crime of advocating freedom in Saudi Arabia. Speakers included UNESCO […]

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