Monthly Archives: July 2020

Police has arrested five Radio Simba journalists over alleged sectarianism

Police has arrested five Radio Simba journalists over alleged sectarianism

Kampala, 24th July, 2020; Police in Bukoto, Kampala this morning stormed Radio Simba in Bukoto and arrested five of its staff including four presenters and a news reporter over an alleged offense of sectarianism.  The Radio Simba Chief News Editor, Emmanuel Okello told Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda that they were treated to shock in

Honduran journalist David Romero dies after contracting COVID-19 in jail

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 19 July 2020. Honduran journalist David Romero Ellner died yesterday around 7 a.m. of respiratory failure after contracting COVID-19 while imprisoned at the Támara National Penitentiary, according to newspaper La Prensa. Authorities had transferred Romero to the National Cardiopulmonary Institute on July 5, according to newspaper El Heraldo.“We are shocked and

Facial recognition technology is one of the most racist weapons in the police arsenal

This pieceiece by Erin Knight of Open Media was originally posted on Rabble.ca and subsequently published on openmedia.org on 14 July 2020. Thanks to the growing global anti-racism movement, the world is opening its eyes to how police use of facial recognition fits into the bigger picture of harm against Black and Indigenous people —

EU Court again rules that NSA spying makes U.S. companies inadequate for privacy

This statement was originally published on eff.org on 16 July 2020. The European Union’s highest court today made clear – once again – that the U.S. government’s mass surveillance programs are incompatible with the privacy rights of EU citizens. The judgment was made in the latest case involving Austrian privacy advocate and EFF Pioneer Award

Venezuelan authorities charge 2 journalists, imprison 1, under ‘anti-hate’ law

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 21 July 2020. Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Otilio Rodríguez and Nicmer Evans, release Evans immediately, and stop using the country’s anti-hate law to persecute the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 13, at about 2 p.m., police and

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