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Are we there yet

Day: July 20, 2021

The world must look beyond Cuba’s carefully manufactured PR image

People walk past a painting of late revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara in Havana. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino The Cuban revolution has always been adept at PR. Even in the early days, before the revolution succeeded in overthrowing the American backed dictator…

Obituary: Peter R de Vries ‘a tireless and courageous fighter for justice’

Flowers, candles and messages of support for Peter R. de Vries in the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat in the centre of Amsterdam. 8 July 2021. Photo by Robin Utrecht/ABACAPRESS.COM Nine days after he was shot multiple times, Dutch crime reporter Peter R…

Joint call condemning the Belarusian regime’s raids on journalists and human rights activists

Belaruisan president Alexander Lukashenko. Photo: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly/CC BY-SA 2.0 The raids and detentions conducted by Belarusian authorities on independent media outlets, human rights organisations and think tanks are a harsh escalation of attacks against human rights activists and independent…