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Amnesty International USA to Honor Jamal Khashoggi at Annual Media Awards Ceremony

The first Amnesty International USA Press Freedom Award recognizing extraordinary courage and dedication to speaking truth to power through journalism will honor late Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The award will be presented at the Amnesty International USA Media Awards on April 3. “Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared while making preparations for his wedding, had everything …

Government sows fear among LGBTI people in Indonesia by boasting of Instagram user ‘removal’

Responding to Instagram’s statement that it did not remove an account featuring web comics about being gay in Indonesia, after Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication claimed that the company had done so at the government’s request, Amnesty International Indonesia’s Executive Director, Usman Hamid, said: “By falsely boasting of Instagram’s removal of a harmless account at their …

Arrest warrant against Rappler’s Maria Ressa shows authorities ‘railroading’ case in the Philippines

Responding to the arrest warrant served to Maria Ressa at the Rappler offices today on charges of ‘cyber libel’, Amnesty International Philippines Section Director, Butch Olano, said: “Just days after the National Bureau of Investigation announced that it will indict Maria Ressa for cyber libel, a warrant for her arrest was served today. Amnesty International …

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