Anealla Safdar


How does the French presidential election work?

Everything you need to know about the French voting system, from who is running to what time the vote will be announced.

Journalism Matters

Where are journalists under attack?

From Africa and Asia to Latin America and Europe, reporters are being killed with impunity simply for doing their jobs.

Journalism Matters

William Bourdon: PLAAF aims to support whistle-blowers

Whistle-blowers in Africa under threat have little legal protection, says lawyer representing Assange, Snowden and more.

US & Canada

Darren Rainey's death in prison shower 'accidental'

Activists decry Florida state attorney ruling that 2012 death of schizophrenic inmate in scalding shower was accidental.


IOM: 525 refugees die at sea in first few weeks of 2017

Number of drowned in Mediterranean from January to early March higher than last year, raising alarm among rights groups.


Sikh Coalition: After Seattle attack we are vigilant

Sikh Coalition, a New York-based civil rights group, calls on Trump administration to prioritise hate crime prevention.


Government failing to educate, integrate Roma children

Slovakia's school system riddled with institutional racism, fails to prepare for life after school, rights groups say.

Middle East

Hunger strike 'deteriorating' Ibrahim Halawa's health

Family of Ibrahim Halawa, arrested in August 2013, says 'time is of the essence', as Egypt denies claims over health.


Year of diversity at Oscars 'does little to even score'

Increased race representation welcomed with caution after marginalised artists sidelined by all-white casts for years.


Thousands of Roma 'made homeless' in France in 2016

More than six in 10 Roma families forcibly evicted as persecution against community rises, civil rights groups report.

Muslim Ban

Artist Khaled Akil vows not to seek US visa under Trump

Syrian Khaled Akil, whose work is being exhibited in California, joins artists protesting discriminatory travel ban.

Humanitarian crises

Concern over EU plans to send refugees back to Greece

Refugees and migrants living in overcrowded camps in Greece as Europe prepares to return newly arrived asylum seekers.