Witness

Santuario: Seeking refuge in a US sanctuary church

A grandmother enters an unfamiliar church to seek sanctuary in the US after being threatened with deportation.

Reporter's Notebook

How student movements shaped a new South Africa

A filmmaker reflects on his life in activism, from growing up in exile to documenting the #FeesMustFall student movement.

India elections 2019

Q&A: 'India is heading towards a full ethnic democracy'

As India holds elections, two leading editors question whether it is the one of the world's most successful democracies.

Q&A: 'India is heading towards a full ethnic democracy'

Witness

Everything Must Fall: Anatomy of South Africa's Student Movement

Student leaders in South Africa fight for free education in an extraordinary protest despite threats of police violence.

Civil Rights

US Supreme Court weighs citizenship question for 2020 census

Court’s conservative majority appears ready to OK question - a move rights groups say would result in an undercount.

US Supreme Court weighs citizenship question for 2020 census

LGBT

US Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

Cases will be argued in the autumn, with decisions likely by June 2020, during the presidential election campaign.

US Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

United States

Trump extends deportation protections for Liberians

Amid pressure, White House announces it is extending temporary protections for some 4,000 Liberians in US for a year.

Liberians welcome US DED extension, call for permanent solution

Witness

The Belarus Dilemma: Fighting Europe's Last Dictatorship

A group of human rights defenders raise their voices against Europe's last dictatorship.

Crime

Coerced to confess: How US police get confessions

Why would someone confess to a crime they did not commit? We look at six cases of coerced confessions in the US.

United Kingdom

Ex-British soldier charged over 'Bloody Sunday' killings

Ex-British soldier was charged for his part in killing of 13 civil rights marchers in Northern Ireland 47 years ago.

Ex-British soldier charged over 'Bloody Sunday' killings

Witness

False Confessions: How Innocent People Confess to Crime in the US

A lawyer and psychologist expose the interrogation techniques that make people confess to crimes they didn't commit.

United States

US women's football team players demand equal pay

Top women’s football players sue the US Soccer Federation, claiming the organisation pays them less than male players.

US & Canada

US Democrats introduce bill targeting voter suppression

The Voting Rights Advancement Act would help defend black and minority groups against voter suppression, Democrats say.

US Democrats introduce bill targeting voter suppression

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

Fearful residents locking themselves in at night, with at least 12 killed in unrest as sexual assault reports emerge.

Zimbabwe's violent crackdown continues amid reports of rape

United States

Over a million Florida ex-convicts can begin registering to vote

US state voted in November to restore voting rights to most ex-convicts who have served all terms of their sentence.

Over a million Florida ex-convicts can begin registering to vote