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16 diciembre, 2018
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The ten top human rights stories of the year

Kenneth Roth@KenRoth

3. US LGBT discrimination.

4. Philippine “drug war.”

5. US detention of immigrant families.

6. Russia’s arrest of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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The Top Human Rights News Stories of 2018

Arrested for telling a joke in Russia; India mulls a sex offender database; US discrimination against LGBT people; and the Philippines’ deadly “war on drugs.” These were some of the stories to top  hrw.org

 

16 diciembre, 2018
por Felipe Sahagún
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2019 preview (CFR)

CFR

Preventive Priorities Survey: 2019

U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential crises or conflicts around the world in the coming year in CFR’s annual survey.

Ten Elections to Watch in 2019

Millions of people around the world voted in 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin earned his fourth term in office, though the contest was far from free and fair. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Or…

Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2019

Anniversaries recall our triumphs, honor our losses, and mark our tragedies. Two thousand eighteen witnessed many significant anniversaries: the centennial of the end World War I, the fiftieth annive…

Democracy Will Regress Further in 2019 and 2020

Globally, democracy has been retreating now for more than a decade. But since 2016, the pace of democratic regression has accelerated, and the rollback has spread from regionally powerful countries t…

 

16 diciembre, 2018
por Felipe Sahagún
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Climate deal in Poland

BBC News (World)

Climate change: COP24 deal to bring Paris pact to life

Negotiators in Poland have finally secured agreement on a range of measures that will make the Paris climate pact operational in 2020.

Last-minute rows over carbon markets threatened to derail the meeting – and delayed it by a day.

Delegates believe the new rules will ensure that countries keep their promises to cut carbon.

The Katowice agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C.

“Putting together the Paris agreement work programme is a big responsibility,” said the chairman of the talks, known as COP24, Michal Kurtyka.

“It has been a long road. We did our best to leave no-one behind.”

The common rulebook envisages flexibility for poorer nations.

Developing countries seek recognition and compensation for the impact of rising temperatures.

The idea of being legally liable for causing climate change has long been rejected by richer nations, who fear huge bills well into the future.

Last weekend, scientists and delegates were shocked when the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected to the meeting “welcoming” a recent UN report on keeping global temperature rise to within the 1.5C limit.

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15 diciembre, 2018
por Felipe Sahagún
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Why are journalists increasingly targeted?

AL JAZEERA

Amid the heightening threats, dangers and name-calling, polls show the public’s trust in the news media has plummeted.

Reporters are being threatened, harassed, assaulted, imprisoned and killed.

World leaders often target journalists and news outlets they don’t agree with, denouncing reporting as “fake news”.

And amid the heightening threats, dangers and name-calling, polls show the public’s trust in the news media has plummeted.

What should be done to reverse this dangerous trend? Who should be responsible to protect journalists? What can be done to restore the public’s trust in news reporting?

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Presenter: Peter Dobbie

Guests:

Maria Ressa – CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler.com

David Schlesinger – Board Member of the Committee to Protect Journalists

Sean Spicer – Former White House Press Secretary

Lead image: Handout/Moises Saman/TIME Inc/ AFP

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