Tag Archives: Abubaker Lubowa

Silencing voices in the Kingdom: Ongoing crackdown on activists in Jordan

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 28 November 2019. Jordanian authorities are seeking to limit protests over austerity policies throughout 2019 by targeting protest leaders, participants, and other critics for harassment and arrest, Human Rights Watch said today. At least seven activists have been detained since September. Most of those detained face charges

Governments are using counterterrorism measures against environmental activists

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 28 November 2019. Protecting the endangered Asiatic cheetah. Tweeting a satirical poem. Attending a climate conference. Campaigning against a power plant. These actions hardly conjure images of suicide bombers or coup plotters. Yet they have been labeled “eco-terrorism,” “extremism,” or “threats to national security” by governments and

Editor arrested and detained after responding to summons from South Sudanese authorities

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 28 November 2019. South Sudanese authorities should immediately release a journalist who has been arbitrarily detained, Human Rights Watch said today. The National Security Service (NSS) arrested and detained Emmanuel Monychol Akop, the managing editor of The Dawn newspaper, after he answered a summons on October 21,

Protecting your mental health online

This statement was originally published on cpj.org on 4 September 2019. Journalists are frequently at risk of being harassed online in an attempt by hostile actors to intimidate or force them into silence. The harassment, most commonly directed at female journalists, often includes threats of violence against the journalist and their family and friends. Such

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