Monthly Archives: October 2018

AEJ joins London Vigil for Daphne on first anniversary of her brutal murder: an urgent call for justice

Source: AEJ.org AEJ joins London Vigil for Daphne on the anniversary of her brutal murder: an urgent call for justice MEDIA ADVISORY ONE YEAR ON – LONDON VIGIL FOR DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA Tuesday 16 October will mark one year since … Continue reading

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Ecuador partly restores internet access for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Source: Reuters.com (Reuters) – Ecuador has restored partial internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who took refuge in the country’s London Embassy more than six years ago, WikiLeaks and an Assange lawyer said separately on Sunday. The move comes … Continue reading

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Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’

Source: BBC.com It’s the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures. Their dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C says the world is now completely off track, heading … Continue reading

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‘Tipping points’ could exacerbate climate crisis, scientists fear

Source: TheGuardian.com IPCC report ‘underestimates potential of these key dangers to send Earth into spiral of runaway climate change’. Key dangers largely left out of the IPCC special report on 1.5C of warming are raising alarm among some scientists who … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Journalist Viktoria Marinova Killed

Source: Council of Europe (COE.int) Bulgarian journalist and TV presenter Viktoria Marinova was found dead on 6 October 2018 in a park in the northern city of Ruse, where she had reportedly been out jogging. A regional prosecutor said she … Continue reading

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Dealmaker: Al Yousef

Source: Wikileaks.org Today WikiLeaks publishes a secret document from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, pertaining to a dispute over commission payment in relation to a $3.6 billion arms deal between French state-owned company GIAT Industries … Continue reading

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Monday’s papers: Finland reacts to climate report, more unions join overtime ban, and a bid to have women join call-ups

Source: YLE.fi Finnish newspapers discuss news from the IPCC, union opposition to plans to ease employee dismissal, and a Green Party idea for gender-neutral military service. Like many newspapers in the world this Monday, dailies in Finland are reacting to … Continue reading

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UN Assembly wraps up annual general debate, its global multilateral role reaffirmed; now comes the task of reform

Source: UN.org In the end, after all was said and done in the marathon of speeches from Heads of State and Government at the General Assembly’s seventy-third annual general debate, it all came down to one thing – the centrality … Continue reading

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Austria: Interior Ministry wants to restrict information for “critical media“

Source: AEJ.org The Association of European Journalists condemns a proposal by the Austrian ministry of Interior to restrict information for what they called „critical media“. A ministry spokesman close to Minister Herbert Kickl (Freedom Party FPO) told police authorities to … Continue reading

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