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The state of press freedom in Palestine
23/05/2015 - International media

The state of press freedom in Palestine

In this week's International Media, RFI takes a look at press freedom in Israel. The territory had the world's highest number of journalists - 17 - killed last year.

A US helicopter sprays Agent Orange during the Vietnam War
30/04/2015 - France - Vietnam - US

Franco-Vietnamese Agent Orange victim sues US chemical companies

A Franco-Vietnamese woman has filed a lawsuit in France to ask for damages from US chemical companies that manufactured Agent Orange, the defoliant sprayed by the US air force during the Vietnam War.

People carry the coffin of Sabeen Mahmud, a human rights activist killed by gunmen, during her funeral in Karachi, Pakistan, 25 April 2015
26/04/2015 - Pakistan

Rights activist killed after Baluchistan forum raises fears of impunity

Pakistan’s government ordered an investigation on Saturday into the murder of a rights activist who was shot dead after hosting a forum on the country’s troubled Baluchistan province.

Violence in South Africa has targeted foreigners
23/04/2015 - Africa

Nigerian Senate calls for more action on xenophobia in South Africa

Tensions are brewing between Africa’s two main powerhouses, Nigeria and South Africa, with the Nigerian Senate calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate Zulu King Goodwill ...
Skyline of Kampala, Uganda
22/04/2015 - Uganda

Uganda's new NGO bill ensures 'survival of the regime': interviews

Ugandan activists warn that a controversial new bill on Non-Governmental Organisations aims to silence government critics.
'Talking About Rose', a prisoner under Hissene Habre's brutal dictatorship
21/04/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

'Talking About Rose', a prisoner under Hissene Habre's brutal dictatorship

A new documentary film shown in Paris this month sheds light on the struggle of Chadian opposition leader Rose Lokissim who died at the hands of Hissene Habre’s regime.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve present the latest intelligence bill earlier this month
12/04/2015 - FRANCE

France to strengthen spies' powers in new anti-terror law

The French government intends to keep information on people charged with acts of terrorism on file for 40 years.
12/04/2015 - Kenya

Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp closure must be voluntary, UNHCR

The closure of Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp must be carried out on a voluntary basis and conducted in a systematic manner, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Kenya told RFI on ...
The site of a bombardment, which reportedly killed three women and three children, at Bait Rejal village west of Yemen's capital Sanaa earlier this month
12/04/2015 - FRANCE - Saudi Arabia - Yemen

France's Fabius in Saudi Arabia to back Yemen bombing campaign

France Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday to show France's support for the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.
Eritrean migrants abducted and tortured in Egypt while trying to flee their country
02/04/2015 - Eritrea

Rights groups fear EU policy shift on Eritrea

Academics and rights activists fear a rapprochement between the European Union and Eritrea, warning that EU policy-makers are making light of the Horn of Africa country’s dismal rights record ...