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12 December 2017

Guatemala: NGO and local media allege that activists detentions are due to their opposition to CGN/Pronico's mining project

Two land defenders were detained in Guatemala: in October, the fisherman and activist Juan Caal Suram, and in November, the journalist and human rights defender Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales. Both are inhabitants of El Estor, Guatemala. A local media...

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12 December 2017
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Dos defensores de la tierra fueron detenidos en Guatemala: en octubre el pescador y activista Juan Caal Suram y en noviembre Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales, periodista y defensor de derechos humanos, ambos vecinos de El Estor, Guatemala. Un medio...

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11 December 2017

Report alleges Elbit Systems' subsidiary sold spyware used by Ethiopia govt. to spy on dissidents; company comments

A report by University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs' Citizen Lab alleges that Elbit System's subsidiary sold spyware used to spy on dissidents by Ethiopian govt. The company responded that it only sells surveillance products to law...

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10 December 2017

Philippines is one of most dangerous countries for environmental activists; industries such as mining, agribusiness and logging are trampling people’s rights

Author: AFP, Inquirer.net

"PH a hot spot for green activists", 7 December 2017...

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7 December 2017

USA: Court must dismiss Energy Transfer's suit against EarthFirst! as it is a philosophy, NGO says

Author: Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

" Trump Lawyers Attempt to Sue an Environmental Philosophy under Anti-Racketeering Laws ", 5 Dec 2017...

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6 December 2017

Blog: How can we ensure access to remedy when decisions are made by machines rather than humans?

Author: Dunstan Allison-Hope, BSR

By vastly improving our analytical capability, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to address some of humanity’s most pressing challenges, including those relating to healthcare, education, transportation, counter-terrorism, and criminal...

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6 December 2017

Singapore: Migrant worker rights activist Jolovan Wham charged with vandalism & organising public assemblies without permit

Author: Shaffiq Idris Alkhatib, Straits Times (Singapore)

"Civil rights activist Jolovan Wham charged with organising public assemblies without permit and vandalism", 29 Nov. 2017...

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5 December 2017

China: US senator says Apple must promote freedom of expression

Author: Anita Balakrishnan, CNBC (USA)

"Apple has a 'moral obligation' to push back in China, says senator who probed the company's ties", 5 December 2017...

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5 December 2017

Ecuador: Govt. decides Fundación Pachamama, closed in previous administration, to be reinstated

Author: Intl. Service for Human Rights, ISHR

“Victory for NGO as arbitrary decision to force its closure is reversed” – 1 December 2017...

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5 December 2017

China: Apple & Android remove Skype from online stores to comply with local laws; many view Skype as a “semi-secure” mode of communication

Author: BBC

'Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores', 22 November 2017...

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