The Guardian view on media freedom: it must be defended | Editorial

Killed, jailed and bullied, journalists are under growing pressure worldwide. Brave individuals such as Maria Ressa in the Philippines need our support The arrest in the Philippines of the courageous journalist Maria Ressa , founder and head of the news organisation Rappler, is a disgrace. It is also one she foresaw. Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters have shown little tolerance for anyone attempting to hold him to account, as Rappler has done, in particular over the “war on drugs”
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Assam: Six Rohingya, including 4 minor girls, detained

Six Rohingya, including four minor girls, were detained for not having valid travel documents by police in Assam’s Cachar district on Monday. The group was… The post Assam: Six Rohingya, including 4 minor girls, detained appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in India, India |

Myanmar army shelling villages in Rakhine state, rights group told

Crackdown part of intensifying military action in country’s northern state over past month Myanmar soldiers are shelling villages, detaining civilians and blocking aid as part of a new crackdown in Rakhine state by some of the army units implicated in atrocities against the Rohingya, a rights group says. Villagers and local activists in the northern Myanmar state have told Amnesty International that artillery or mortar shells are being fired in the vicinity of townships and people are returning to
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'Overreacting to failure': Facebook's new Myanmar strategy baffles local activists

As Facebook tries to address its role in spreading hate speech, human rights experts criticize fresh ban of ethnic armed groups Facebook banned four ethnic armed Myanmar-based groups from its site this week, in its latest effort to reckon with its role in the violence in that nation. But the tech giant’s decision is drawing criticism from local civil society and human rights groups who warn that the move appears ill-considered and inconsistent with international law. On Tuesday,
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'Treated like cattle': Angelina Jolie takes aim at Myanmar over Rohingya plight

Hollywood star meets refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district where 740,000 Rohingya have fled since August 2017 Angelina Jolie has shared the stories of rape survivors during a visit to Rohingya refugee camps and said the responsibility to let them return “lies squarely with the government and the authorities in Myanmar”. The envoy for the UN refugee agency said Myanmar must “show genuine commitment” to end violence that has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims into
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Seven Rohingya children detained in Assam, India

Security forces on Sunday detained seven children of Rohingya at a railway station in northern Tripura adjoining Assam, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) official said… The post Seven Rohingya children detained in Assam, India appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in India, Arakan, Genocide |

Breaking News: Rakhines Tortured a Rohingya to Half-Dead in Phauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 31st January 2019 Phauktaw: An innocent Rohingya was mercilessly beaten to an almost half-dead situation by a group of… The post Breaking News: Rakhines Tortured a Rohingya to Half-Dead in Phauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Genocide |

What Would John Stuart Mill Do—to Fix Facebook?

Silicon Valley’s liberal branding can seem paradoxical given its political impact. The scandals that accompanied the 2016 election— Cambridge Analytica , Russian interference — revealed that Facebook had contributed to the election of one of the least liberal presidents in history. The company has also been criticized for a host of other sins similarly at odds with Silicon Valley’s liberal technocratic vibe: hijacking attention
| Foreign Affairs, Technology, Silicon Valley |

Mogh Driver Deliberately Hit a Rohingya Women in Kyauktaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 26th January 2019 Kyauktaw: A Rohingya woman was hit by a Mogh (Rakhine) driver in a village of Kyauktaw… The post Mogh Driver Deliberately Hit a Rohingya Women in Kyauktaw appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Burma, Genocide |

Indian police arrest Rohingya group stuck at Bangladesh border

Agartala, India – Police in India’s northeastern state of Tripura have arrested 31 Rohingya who were fleeing a recent crackdown by India’s Hindu nationalist government.… The post Indian police arrest Rohingya group stuck at Bangladesh border appeared first on Rohingya News, Analysis, Opinion, Evidence and Videos from Rvision .
| Rohingya in India, Arakan, Genocide |

UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee Visited Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 22nd January 2019 Cox’s Bazaar: UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, Ms. Yanghee Lee, visited… The post UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee Visited Rohingya camps in Bangladesh appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

A Rohingya Child Hit & Killed by a NGO Vehicle

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 14th January 2019 Cox’s Bazaar: A Rohingya child was hit by a van and died with critical injuries immediately… The post A Rohingya Child Hit & Killed by a NGO Vehicle appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Burma, Genocide |

Hundreds of Rohingya Women & Children Suffers in Saudi Detention

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 10th January 2019 Jeddah: Along with thousands of Rohingya men, hundreds of Rohingya women and children were also detained… The post Hundreds of Rohingya Women & Children Suffers in Saudi Detention appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Diaspora, Arakan, Burma |

Arrests and Raids Intensifies in Northern Arakan

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents & Rohingya Eye| 10th January 2019 Arakan: Three military vehicles were spotted at Maungdaw Township yesterday and once again a… The post Arrests and Raids Intensifies in Northern Arakan appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Maungdaw |

The Rohingya – The Forgotten Genocide of Our Time

The Rohingya are a minority community living in Rakhine State in Myanmar. The Muslim Rohingya are considered intruders into Buddhist Myanmar – illegal immigrants from bordering Bangladesh. They have been always discriminated against, looked down upon, ostracized, and denied any civil and judicial rights. In August of 2017, a small group of Rohingya militants launched […] The post The Rohingya – The Forgotten Genocide of Our Time appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights |

Maungdaw: Burmese Armed Forces Besieges, Raids & Arrests Rohingya

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 9th January 2019 Maungdaw: Burmese forces jointly raided and arrested an innocent Rohingya from a village and raided another… The post Maungdaw: Burmese Armed Forces Besieges, Raids & Arrests Rohingya appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Arakan, Genocide |

India deports second group of Rohingya to Burma

India on Thursday deported a second small group of Rohingya to Burma after ordering the expulsion of members of the Burmese minority group and others… The post India deports second group of Rohingya to Burma appeared first on .
| Rohingya in India, Genocide, India |

The Rohingya Crisis: What to Watch for in 2019

Bangladesh and the UN must continue to work together to improve the conditions for nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. The year 2018 was a dire and desperate year for the Rohingya minority from western Myanmar. Two-thirds of the population that had been living in western Rakhine State before the end of 2017 remain displaced in […] The post The Rohingya Crisis: What to Watch for in 2019 appeared first on Fair Observer .
| Asia Pacific, Central & South Asia, Global Change |

No food, no medicine and little hope: The many challenges Rohingyas face

Significant progress has been made in protecting hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh since they fled persecution in Burma, but lives “will once again… The post No food, no medicine and little hope: The many challenges Rohingyas face appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

Seeking inner peace in a violent, unequal world is not a selfish act | Holly Rigby

That is, so long as you don’t ignore the outside world, like the Twitter CEO who blithely tweeted from a meditation retreat in Myanmar Late in 2018, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey felt the wrath of his own social media platform when he posted a series of fulsome tweets about his experience of a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat in Myanmar, a country that has recently been plagued by brutal ethnic violence . After Dorsey admiringly
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Burmese Authorities Extorts Money from Multiple Village Admins

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 30th December 2018 Buthidaung: Burmese authorities threatened to obtain huge sums of money from several village administrators in the… The post Burmese Authorities Extorts Money from Multiple Village Admins appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Arakan, Buthidaung, Genocide |

Fear of Deportation Forces a Rohingya family to Flee India

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 27th December 2018 Cox’s Bazaar: A Rohingya family from India made another perilous journey to reach the makeshift camps… The post Fear of Deportation Forces a Rohingya family to Flee India appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Arakan, Genocide |

Security Council should refer Myanmar to ICC over abuses against Rohingya: HRW

Myanmar should disband its commission of inquiry into abuses in Rakhine state because it is clearly unwilling to seriously investigate alleged grave crimes against ethnic Rohingya, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.
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Headlines for December 19, 2018

Senate Approves Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill, Federal Judge Rebukes Michael Flynn But Delays Sentencing, Trump Foundation to Dissolve over "Willful Self-Dealing Transactions", Trump Backs Down from Government Shutdown Threat over Border Wall, Honduran Mother Tear-Gassed by U.S. Border Guards Applies for Asylum, Lawmakers Demand Answers In Death of 7-Year-Old Guatemalan Migrant, Yemeni Mother of Dying 2-Year-Old Gets Waiver from Trump Travel Ban, Advertisers Flee as Tucker Carlson Says Immigrants Make U.S. "Dirtier", NYT: Facebook Shared Users' Data with Other Silicon
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No Woman’s Land

Sexual and gender-based violence against women is a common occurrence in the Rohingya camps where they have sought refuge and justice a matter of informal arbitration. The post No Woman’s Land appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Gender, Gender Violence |

House says Burmese Crimes against Rohingya are Genocide

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday declaring that the crimes committed by Burma’s security forces against Rohingya constitute genocide — a… The post House says Burmese Crimes against Rohingya are Genocide appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Diaspora, Genocide, Rohingya |

Military urged to vet foreign forces trained in Australia amid human rights concerns

Exclusive: Australia is potentially bestowing legitimacy on foreign security forces involved in abuses, Human Rights Watch says Australia is potentially bestowing legitimacy on foreign security forces involved in systemic human rights abuses when it provides training without prior vetting, Human Rights Watch has said. The organisation has written to the defence minister, Christopher Pyne, urging the government to introduce vetting procedures, citing its training support of the Myanmar military despite a well-documented history of war crimes and other abuses,
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Australian dollars could be flowing to those who raped, murdered and burned Rohingya villages | Thom Woodroofe

Marise Payne should use her Myanmar visit to signal a change in approach to the Burmese regime Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne will visit Myanmar on Thursday, a country which the United Nations recently found conducted what almost certainly amounted to an act of genocide against the Rohingya people last year. According to some estimates, around 10,000-20,000 people were killed, and more than 750,000 fled for neighbouring Bangladesh where they now live in makeshift refugee camps in
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Twitter chief Jack Dorsey responds to criticism over 'amazing' Myanmar tour

Company founder addresses his failure to mention Rohingya genocide after visiting various meditation retreats Twitter’s chief executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey has responded to an avalanche of criticism for tweets promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination, stating that he did not intent to diminish the “the human rights atrocities and suffering” in the country. Jack Dorsey was accused of being “tone deaf” and an apologist for the Myanmar regime after documenting his travels last month where he
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Twitter CEO accused of ignoring plight of Rohingya in tweets promoting Myanmar

Jack Dorsey rhapsodised about 10-day meditation retreat and encouraged his 4 million followers to visit The CEO of Twitter has faced fierce criticism for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination in a series of tweets despite hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing human rights abuses that the UN says amounts to genocide. Jack Dorsey told his 4 million followers he had travelled to northern Myanmar last month for a 10-day silent meditation retreat, before encouraging them to visit.
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Water Scarcity Disappoints Rohingya in Makeshift Camps

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 6th December 2018 Cox’s Bazaar: Rohingya genocide survivors are suffering water shortages in Shalbagan D-5 makeshift camp of Cox’s… The post Water Scarcity Disappoints Rohingya in Makeshift Camps appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Water Scarcity |

Law group says urgent need for Tribunal for Crimes against Rohingya

A human rights law group contracted by the U.S. StateDepartment to investigate atrocities against Rohingya in Burma said on Mondaythere was an urgent need to… The post Law group says urgent need for Tribunal for Crimes against Rohingya appeared first on .
| Rohingya in Diaspora, Arakan, Burma |

US law firm says Rohingya faced ‘genocide’

After a months-long investigation into the Myanmar government’s persecution against the Rohingya, a US-based humanitarian rights law group has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that Rohingya are victims of genocide.
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Twitter’s ignorance of hate speech in India highlights a wider social media problem

Executives were blissfully unaware that their platform is used to spread caste-based abuse on the subcontinent.  Earlier today  BuzzFeed   reported  on an off-the-record meeting that took place in India last week, at which Twitter executives, including CEO Jack Dorsey, were apparently oblivious to hate speech being disseminated on the platform in the country. The issue discussed at the meeting in New
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Headlines for November 16, 2018

Deadly NorCal Wildfire Kills At Least 63; 631 Reported Missing, Wildfire Smoke Creates Hazardous Air Quality in NorCal, DOJ Accidentally Reveals Indictments Against WikiLeaks' Assange, Florida Senate Race Heads to Manual Recount, Democrats Score House Wins in Maine, California, U.S. Sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi Murder, White House Weighing Extradition of Exiled Turkish Cleric, Central American LGBTQ Migrants Face Additional Hurdles on Journey to U.S. Border, North Korea Deports U.S. Citizen as Kim Jong-un Oversees Weapon Test, Bangladesh Delays Plans
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The Guardian view on returning the Rohingya to Myanmar: don’t make them go | Editorial

Bangladesh appears poised to repatriate members of the Muslim minority who fled the campaign of violence against them. They would be at grave risk Bangladeshi soldiers, police and paramilitaries have already moved into the camps at Cox’s Bazar where some 700,000 Rohingya refugees fled last year. Repatriations to Myanmar are due to begin on Thursday. The returns are supposed to be safe, voluntary and dignified , but it is clear that none of these
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Headlines for November 14, 2018

California Wildfires Kill 50 Across State as Blazes Rage On, Police Arrest 51 Activists Demanding Climate Action from Pelosi, Landmark Climate Lawsuit by Young Activists in Legal Limbo, Pentagon Chief Mattis to Visit 6,000 Troops at U.S.-Mexico Border, Congressional Progressives Appear to Downplay Plans to Abolish ICE, Congressional Race Results Still Uncertain One Week After Midterms, Georgia: Black Woman State Senator Arrested at Peaceful Voter Protest, Fates of Senior Trump Advisers in Doubt After Clashes with FLOTUS, Trump Lawyers Prepare
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Bangladesh army arrives in Rohingya refugee camps as repatriations loom

Presence of army, police and paramilitary is latest sign that repatriations to Myanmar may not be voluntary Plans to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar on Thursday have gathered momentum, with reports of Bangladesh armed forces gathering in the Cox’s Bazar camps and allegations that refugees have been assaulted by the authorities for refusing to cooperate. The army, police and paramilitary troops have moved into several of the camps, where over 700,000 Rohingya are living after fleeing a campaign
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China-backed trade deal pushed back to 2019

Author:  Martin ABBUGAO | AFP ID:  1542092847814679800 Tue, 2018-11-13 06:50 SINGAPORE: A China-backed bid to complete the world’s largest trade deal — without the United States — was pushed back to next year after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree key terms at a Singapore summit. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), covering half the world’s population, is billed
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Rohingya fears grow as refugees face forcible return to Myanmar

Aid agencies give warning as Myanmar and Bangladesh begin return of ‘terrified’ refugees to Rahkine state The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar are to push ahead with the repatriation of thousands of Rohingya this week, despite objections by the UN, and against the wishes of the refugees, who spoke of being “terrified” at being sent back. Last week fear gripped the camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh at the news that, without their consent, 4,355
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David Mepham obituary

Head of the UK office of Human Rights Watch who worked with Robin Cook and William Hague As the head of the UK office of Human Rights Watch, David Mepham, who has died aged 50 of cancer, patiently but relentlessly sought to nudge British foreign policy towards taking greater account of the victims of oppression. Sometimes he succeeded. In 2015, having visited Rohingya refugee camps and seen first-hand the world’s latest genocide unfolding, Mepham helped convince the
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Facebook thinks it might be responsible for ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

In a report released late last night, the social media giant took some responsibility for incitement of violence over the last two years. Late on Monday night, Facebook released a report it had commissioned from an outside body that said the social network may hold some responsibility for the incitement of violence in Myanmar. In the Human Rights Impact Assessment: Facebook
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Refugees post-Pittsburgh, Rohingya trauma, and Pacific island storms: The Cheat Sheet

Here’s the IRIN team’s weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. */ On our radar:   Peace overtures on Yemen   Yemen’s peace process, which has been going nowhere fast for quite some time, may have received a jump-start this week. First, US defence secretary James Mattis told an audience in Washington, DC that the warring sides were ready to come to the UN table and that he
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Rohingya crisis: UN warns of ongoing genocide

The United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has briefed the Security Council on the results of its investigation into the deadly violence perpetrated by the country’s military against Muslim-majority Rohingya
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Afghan voting, Ugandan mudslides and Burundi’s rusty old signs: The Cheat Sheet

Here’s the IRIN team’s weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. */ On our radar A vote for stability in Afghanistan   This weekend, analysts will be keeping an eye on voter turnout for parliamentary elections – seen as a harbinger of public confidence ahead of presidential elections scheduled for next April – as well as signs of voter fraud, which has marred previous polls. Afghan authorities
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​UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar

The United Nations voiced alarm on Friday over India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where the military is accused of genocide against the Muslim minority
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Why What’s Happening to the Rohingya Is Genocide

If international law creates a right—or even a duty—to respond to massive rights violations, such a right—or duty—has long since been triggered in Myanmar.
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Canada to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

CANADA'S parliament on Thursday unanimously voted to revoke the honorary citizenship of Burma's (Myanmar) state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, following an earlier resolution to label the Rohingya crisis in the Southeast Asian country a "genocide." The post Canada to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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