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The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on Wednesday published a survey showing a significant increase in racial discrimination racism towards first- and second-generation Black immigrants across 13 European Union countries, with Austria, Germany and Finland topping the list for the highest rates of discrimination and harassment. The survey, titled “Being Black in the [...]

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The European Commission issued formal requests for information to social media giants Meta and TikTok, seeking explanations on their compliance with the European Union’s (EU) Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA requires these platforms to take proactive measures to combat harmful posts and disinformation, particularly in light of the Israel-Hamas conflict. The European Commission gave [...]

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Social media platform X (formerly Twitter) announced measures on Thursday to combat the spread of illegal content and disinformation on its platform, including the removal of hundreds of Hamas-affiliated accounts. X’s actions follow recent criticism from Europe’s top tech regulator, Thierry Breton, the Internal Market Commissioner of the European Commission. The company’s response came in [...]

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A Russian court dismissed an appeal Tuesday from Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who has been held in pre-trial detention for more than six months on allegations of espionage, ruling that Gershkovich will continue to be held in jail. According to Russian state-affiliated news source TASS, the court “considered the appeal of Gershkovich’s defense [...]

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Thailand’s progressive opposition party, the Move Forward Party submitted a draft bill to Parliament Thursday seeking to establish amnesty for potentially thousands of individuals who have been charged with various crimes during political rallies since 2006. These charges notably include offenses such as insulting the monarchy, which have drawn condemnation for not complying with international [...]

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Abir Moussi, a prominent opponent of Tunisian President Kais Saied, was detained by the police Tuesday. The incident occurred after Moussi’s participation in a sit-in protest at the entrance to the presidential palace. According to local news, Aroussi Zgir, the head of the Lawyers’ Branch in Tunisia, stated that Moussi had been detained for 48 [...]

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Scott Moe, Premier of the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, announced on Thursday that his government will use the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms‘ so-called “notwithstanding clause” to bypass a court ruling that suspended the province’s naming and pronoun policy for students. In August, Education Minister Dustin Duncan introduced the Parental Inclusion and Consent [...]

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Pakistani authorities resumed issuing identity cards listing X as the bearer’s gender on Monday after a four-month halt caused by a controversial ruling from the Pakistani Federal Shariat Court. According to Rida Qazi, Public Engagement Director at the National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA), the authority has now received instructions to resume printing X-category Computerized [...]

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Canada announced on Thursday that it would impose additional sanctions on three prominent Haitian businessmen. These measures come as a rebuke to individuals allegedly involved in corruption that have further deepened the turmoil in the Caribbean nation. The Canadian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the latest sanctions, which target businessmen Marc Antoine Acra, Carl [...]

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A Chinese law professor and human rights expert expressed concern about Japan’s nuclear water discharge from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station during the 54th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday. The statement took place in an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights. During the dialogue, [...]

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