Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Long-Awaited Day

While I usually write about human rights in Radio Free Asia’s broadcast region, today is a noteworthy exception as the world looks to the former Yugoslavia. It is a long-awaited moment for human rights defenders around the world as the former … Continue reading

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Three Chinese Human Rights Defenders Remain Missing After Three Months

The international human rights organization Front Line Defenders released a statement today about three Chinese human rights defenders who remain missing following their disappearances three months ago amidst a Chinese government crackdown in response to anonymous calls for protest posted … Continue reading

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A Universal Symbol For Human Rights?

Many causes have a broadly recognized symbol that the public can easily identify such as Certified Organic, No Animal Testing and Fair Trade. These logos help us as individuals and consumers make choices. Other symbols — such as the peace sign, … Continue reading

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A Dialogue For Human Rights Defenders: Third Annual Oslo Freedom Forum Underway

The Oslo Freedom Forum opened today in the Norwegian capital featuring some of the world’s leading human rights defenders. In its third year, the 2011 Forum brings together forty men and women — advocates for human rights, innovators, public intellectuals, and … Continue reading

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Happy World Press Freedom Day

Today, May 3rd, is World Press Freedom Day. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991. The purpose of World Press Freedom Day is to celebrate … Continue reading

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