Dictators, past and present, and identity politics | Studio B: Unscripted

In this web extra from Studio B, Unscripted, award-winning playwright and essayist Wole Soyinka discusses Nigeria’s leadership today and how it compares to the dictatorships of the past. Also in this excerpt, renowned novelist and academic Elif Shafak talks about the dangers of some types of identity politics and reflects on how societal pressures may … Read more Dictators, past and present, and identity politics | Studio B: Unscripted

Journalist Greenwald charged after reporting on corruption scandal

The media’s on trial in Brazil after federal prosecutors charged award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald with committing cybercrimes. Authorities have accused him of hacking top officials’ phones to get information on a high-profile corruption case last year. But journalists and human rights activists say it’s a blatant violation of press freedoms Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT … Read more Journalist Greenwald charged after reporting on corruption scandal

Myanmar ordered to end abuses against Rohingya

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Myanmar’s government to take emergency measures, to prevent soldiers from committing acts of genocide against Rohingya still living there. They have also ordered the government to protect all evidence for a potential genocide trial. Around three-quarters of a million Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh during the military … Read more Myanmar ordered to end abuses against Rohingya

Saudi Crown Prince denies hacking Jeff Bezos phone

United Nations’ human rights investigators have called for an immediate investigation into the possibility that a video file sent on WhatsApp from the account of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, or MBS, may have hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The … Read more Saudi Crown Prince denies hacking Jeff Bezos phone

George Galloway – The Mother Of All Talkshows – Episode 31

Joining us on the show today is Abby Martin – Presenter and Journalist at The Empire Files to talk about the latest in the US – Iran relationships. Author, broadcaster and human rights activist will discuss with George Scottish independence. Actor Guillaume Rivaud will tell us all about his inspiring career. Get your calls and … Read more George Galloway – The Mother Of All Talkshows – Episode 31

Former UN official slams Israel ‘humiliation’ of Palestinians

Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is a deliberate act of humiliation, according to a former top United Nations human rights official, who stepped down from his post at the end of last year. He has described the situation for Palestinians as “appalling” and “indescribable”. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Former UN official slams Israel ‘humiliation’ of Palestinians

‘A rapist in your path’ anthem sets defiant tone at Women’s March

Thousands of people have taken part in the annual Women’s March in Washington DC, which has taken place for four years in a row now. The movement began in response to the inauguration of US President Donald Trump and his remarks about women. Protesters say Trump must go, in order to protect diversity, equality and … Read more ‘A rapist in your path’ anthem sets defiant tone at Women’s March

Thousands rally in The Gambia for ex-leader Yahya Jammeh’s return

Thousands of supporters of the Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh have demonstrated in the capital Banjul, demanding his return. Jammeh ruled The Gambia for 22 years, during which human rights organisations accused him of repressing and torturing his opponents. Since losing the presidential election to current leader Adama Barrow in 2016, he has been living … Read more Thousands rally in The Gambia for ex-leader Yahya Jammeh’s return

Aung San Suu Kyi: How a peace icon ended up at a genocide trial – BBC News

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi used to be seen as a symbol of human rights, and spent years under house arrest for promoting democracy. Now, as Myanmar’s civilian leader, she is at the International Court of Justice to defend her country against charges of genocide committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority. She … Read more Aung San Suu Kyi: How a peace icon ended up at a genocide trial – BBC News

Hong Kong protesters celebrate Thanksgiving – BBC News

China has warned the US it could take “firm counter-measures” if Washington continues to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The warning came after US President Donald Trump signed the Human Rights and Democracy Act into law. The act mandates an annual review, to check if Hong Kong has enough autonomy to justify … Read more Hong Kong protesters celebrate Thanksgiving – BBC News

Hong Kong: China warns US over Human Rights and Democracy Act – BBC News

China has warned the US it could take “firm counter-measures” if Washington continues to show support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The warning came after US President Donald Trump signed the Human Rights and Democracy Act into law. The act mandates an annual review, to check if Hong Kong has enough autonomy to justify … Read more Hong Kong: China warns US over Human Rights and Democracy Act – BBC News

Mental health services in Lebanon: Thurayya’s story

Thurayya Zreik is a field manager for QualityRights, the WHO Programme that improves access to quality mental health and social services for people with mental health conditions and psychosocial, intellectual and cognitive disabilities. In this short video Thurayya explains her motivation for becoming involved in the Programme. More information https://www.who.int/news-room/feature-stories/detail/mental-health-services-in-lebanon-an-approach-focused-on-recovery QualityRights, now being introduced or … Read more Mental health services in Lebanon: Thurayya’s story

Stanford HAI 2019 Fall Conference – AI in Government

David Engstrom, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Bernard D. Bergreen Faculty Scholar, Stanford University Sharon Bradford Franklin, Policy Director, New America’s Open Technology Institute; Co-Director, New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative Daniel Ho, William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Director, Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab (RegLab), … Read more Stanford HAI 2019 Fall Conference – AI in Government

Stanford HAI 2019 Fall Conference – Artificially Intelligent Associations

Artificially Intelligent Associations: AI, Civil Society, and Human Rights Lucy Bernholz, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab and Senior Research Scholar, Stanford PACS Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University Terah Lyons, Founding Executive Director of the Partnership on AI Sean McDonald, Co-Founder, Digital Public; Non-Resident Fellow, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford PACS … Read more Stanford HAI 2019 Fall Conference – Artificially Intelligent Associations

Samantha Power on disagreeing with Barack Obama, Syria and being an idealist

Samantha Power was the former US ambassador to the United Nations under Barack Obama. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) She was in the job at the height of the Syrian Civil War and was intimately involved in President Obama’s deliberations over whether to bomb the Assad regime in response to chemical attacks. She has also been a journalist, … Read more Samantha Power on disagreeing with Barack Obama, Syria and being an idealist