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28 May 2020

Facebook's independent oversight board member urges companies to establish mechanisms to address human rights concerns

Author: James Kariuki, Business Daily(Kenya)

"Kiai urges firms to create boards to review operations"...

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26 May 2020

Slovenia: Members of Balkan River Defense civil society organization's peaceful protest disrupted by police

Author: 8th of March Institute (Institut 8.marec)

This is an unofficial translation from Slovenian by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre....

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26 May 2020

Slovenia: Thousands protest & environmental organizations denounce 'government's declaration of war on nature' to facilitate investment

Civil society in Slovenia has been highly critical of the recent developments, where the new government has included in its coronavirus crisis stimulus package the provisions aimed at deregulation of construction legislation and speeding up of...

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26 May 2020

Slovenia: Traditionally strong civil society participation in construction permits process to be weakened as environmental ministry backs industry interests

Author: Brankica Petković, The Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies

"Slovenia: New Government Restricts Rights of Environmental Groups", 21 May 2020...

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25 May 2020
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Author: El Espectador

“Twitter y WhatsApp podrían recibir sanciones de Europa por privacidad” – 23 de mayo de 2020...

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25 May 2020

Hong Kong: Foreign business chambers call for clarification on proposed national security law

Author: South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

“Two Sessions 2020: national security law adds fresh risks to Hong Kong’s status as business hub, commerce chambers warn”, 22 May 2020...

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22 May 2020

Commentary: ICAR predicts rise in companies & governments silencing dissent through strategic lawsuits & COVID measures

Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

"Silencing dissent — it’s easier in a COVID world," 20 May 2020...

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21 May 2020

Cambodia: 133 CSOs call for the release of detained journalists and an end to media crackdown

Author: Narim Khuon, Khmer Times

"Groups want charges against journos dropped", 19 May 2020...

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21 May 2020

Cambodia: Authorities arrest & charge another journalist & local radio station owner with incitement as media crackdown continues during COVID-19 crisis

Author: Narin Sun, VOA

"Kampong Chhnang Radio Owner Charged for “Incitement”", 15 May 2020...

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21 May 2020

Somalia: Media houses call for accountability after recent attacks on journalists by govt. security agents

Author: Horn Observer (Somalia)

"Somali media fraternity condemns recent violations against media and journalists in Mogadishu and Beledhawo"...

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