State of the World 2011

"[In 2010] activists and journalists used new technology to speak truth to power." Amnesty Secretary General Shalil Shetty

State of the World 2011

On May 12, 2011 Amnesty International launched its annual assessment of human rights worldwide.
Last year may well be remembered as a watershed year when activists and journalists used new technology to speak truth to power and, in so doing, pushed for greater respect for human rights. It is also the year when repressive governments faced the real possibility that their days were numbered.