Year: 2019

July 24, 2019

Foreign Journalists Endure Formidab...

After a visit with Uyghur exiles in Istanbul, Turkey who had fled persecution in the XUAR, Yeung learned that many had left behind children who they believed were being held in facilities akin to orphanages throughout the region that are designed to look like regular schools, but where minders systematically assimilate Uyghur youth into Han Chinese culture

WFP and Bangladesh Government Activ...

The World Food Programme (WFP) together with the Government of Bangladesh is assisting more than 275,000 people affected by flooding in the north-west of the country, activating for the first time an innovative forecast-based financing project

July 23, 2019

Burundi: 3 years After the Disappea...

For three years the journalist Jean Bigirimana has disappeared . Three years of opacity or inaction on the part of the authorities to shed light on what happened to the journalist of the independent news website Iwacu,missing since July 22, 2016

Rural Laotians Suffer as Drought in...

Än extensive drought in Southeast Asia that has lasted since the beginning of this year is creating difficulties for people dependent on the Mekong river and its tributaries

Children Struggling To Breathe In T...

A children’s hospital in Kabul is reporting a large increase in patients experiencing respiratory problems as smog and pollution continue to blight the Afghan capital. Kabul, which has seen its population rise rapidly in recent years, currently ranks fourth in a global pollution index

Iraq: Water Crisis in Basra

The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and led to violent protests. The report, “Basra is Thirsty: Iraq’s Failure to Manage the Water Crisis,” found that the crisis is a result of complex factors that if left unaddressed will most likely result in future water-borne disease outbreaks and continued economic hardship

DC Building Museum Invites Visitors...

Imagine a giant green lawn that offers hammocks, lounging areas, refreshments and lawn games – a perfect summer place to unwind and enjoy the season. Now the National Building Museum in Washington has taken these summer vibes to a whole level in an unusual, new installation

Los Angeles Tests Special Coating t...

The hot summer months often mean very hot asphalt roads. The dark asphalt absorbs more light and emits more heat. But now the city of Los Angeles is trying to find a way to cool off these asphalt roads, and is testing so-called cool pavement

July 22, 2019

Syrian Journalist Alaa Nayef al-Kha...

In 2016, Syrian government forces arrested al-Khalidi, a freelance photojournalist also known as Wissam al-Dimashqi, while he was covering clashes in the city of Douma, northeast of Damascus, according to Mohammad Nayef al-Khalidi, the journalist’s brother, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app

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