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“While confinement is absolutely vital and necessary to contain COVID-2019, we must all find novel ways of boosting inter-generational solidarity and social contact with older persons without putting them at risk of infection. They need more support than ever”, said in a statement Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner...

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GENEVA / WASHINGTON / VIENNA, 19 March 2020 – In light of the growing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the monitors for freedom of expression and freedom of the media for the United Nations, the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, and the Representative on Freedom of the Media...

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg presented his Annual Report for 2019 and outlined the Alliance’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday (19 March 2020). In light of measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Secretary General launched his report for the first time with a virtual...

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REALITY CHECK Parallel universe

Turkish photographer Ugur Gallenkush has been working for several years now on the incredible project “Parallels”, in which he is collecting photographs from all over the world, with the purpose to portray the huge differences of both sides of the world.

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Nearly 100.000 documented to be forcibly disappeared by parties to the conflict in Syria It’s been almost seven and a half years since the start of the civil war in Syria, which has grown into a regional war and one with global implications. It is clear to everyone that...

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For five terrible years civil war has been raging in South Sudan. With staggering brutality, government soldiers and allied militia have deliberately targeted civilians – raping them, burning them alive, hanging them in trees and running over them in armoured vehicles. In the most recent offensive which began in...

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Trampling human rights, corruption, control of the media and violence against those who are politically different-minded, is the brief description of the long years of the authoritarian rule of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey.

Thousands of people took the streets in the pro-democracy protests in the Macedonian capital of Skopje and other five cities across the country today. Over 5,000 people in Skopje and over a thousand people in Bitola, Veles, Kumanovo, Kochani and Prilep protested again today, demanding resignation of the President Ivanov...

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