September 23, 2021

7 verification tools for better fact-checking

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By Ellis Wills-Harper From Reuters Community This handy guide outlines go-to tools for verification Reuters Institute researchers found than less than half the population (43%) trust the media, across all the 36 countries surveyed. One way publishers can improve trust is ensuring content is fact-checked and verified properly to prevent the spread of misinformation. Here are 7 […]

Amnesty International: English-speaking Caribbean – time to make the death penalty history

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From Amnesty International Ten years ago, on 19 December 2008, the authorities of Saint Kitts and Nevis carried out what was to become the last execution in the Americas, outside the USA. This anniversary, which follows on from the observance on 2 November of 25 years since a key judicial decision that put a brake […]

Hackers beat 2-factor protection with automated phishing attacks

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By Michael Kan for PCMag From Mashable PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. Securing your online accounts with two-factor authentication can be an effective way to ward off […]

‘They use black men as slaves’: Migrants tell of brutality in Libya

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By Lorenzo D’Agostino, From CNN (CNN) At the heart of the deadliest migrant route in the world, a small number of rescue boats brave the choppy waters of the winter Mediterranean. They are picking up stranded migrants attempting to cross from Africa to Europe, with many telling horror stories of imprisonment, brutality and exploitation as […]

The Editor Speaks: Human rights

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Human Rights Day passed with hardly a whimper last Sunday (10). There were no Ministerial messages to remind us how important the day is here in the Cayman Islands. This is probably because we live in a country where human rights are generally observed, and if they’re not and you belong to the LGBTQ community, […]

Human rights advocates under threat worldwide

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From DW More and more human rights advocates are paying the ultimate price for their activism. Many are threatened and harassed. For years, the situation of human rights advocates has been growing worse. “It’s very difficult trying to hide where I’m going from my kids, and trying to make my mom feel that everything will […]

ILO drops Qatar investigation

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Global News From Freedom United The International Labour Organization (ILO) has dropped its investigation into Qatar’s treatment of foreign workers — many of whom are working to build facilities for the upcoming 2022 World Cup. The decision follows Qatar’s promises of reform, including changes that would allow workers freedom to leave the country and change […]

Amnesty says Australia’s treatment of refugees amounts to ‘systematic’ torture

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By Ariel Bogle From Mashable A major report by Amnesty International has condemned Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers as a “deliberate and systematic regime” of neglect and cruelty, amounting to torture. Released Monday, the “Island of Despair” is based on research and interviews with asylum seekers placed by Australia on the Pacific island of Nauru. […]

Dominican Republic’s absurd laws shatter star boxer’s promising career

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By Josefina Salomón News writer at Amnesty International From Caribbean News Now SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — When Adonis Peguero Louis won the pre-selection test to join the Dominican Republic’s national boxing team, the young man’s future played before him. As if watching a film, he saw himself headlining fights across the country, travelling to arenas […]

Jailbreak: More than 500 prisoners escape in Central African Republic

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From Mashable BANGUI, Central African Republic — The worst violence to hit Bangui, Central African Republic’s capital, in a year further deteriorated Monday as more than 500 inmates escaped from a prison and militia fighters looted the offices of international aid organizations, officials said. The death toll from several days of […]