#human rights News

defend press freedom
Current analyses of press freedom in Southeast Asia do not sufficiently capture the unique challenges faced by media professionals reporting on the ground, according to a report by New Naratif. A more detailed picture could help overcome media freedom abuses.
glenn mandziuk Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
Mandziuk joins the alliance at a time when the hotel industry is recovering from Covid-19 while facing calls to sharply decarbonise.
Philippines Typhoon Rai_Surigao City
Survivors of Typhoon Rai, the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines for the past year, are choosing to stay put and rebuild their homes, for fear that relocation would cut off their source of income and affect their livelihoods.
Protest against mining bill - Indonesia
Indonesians defending their lands against mining operations are frequently met with criminal persecution on dubious charges, say local observers.
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#human rights Opinion

South Africa Covid-19 vaccine protest
The author argues that disparities in vaccine access are not an accident of fate, but a result of wealthy countries keeping vaccine supplies within their own borders and pharmaceutical companies looking to increase their profits.
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While online dating platforms have started to embrace open and all-encompassing expressions of oneself, in terms of sexuality, gender, race and beyond, do they also walk the talk when it comes to their internal culture?
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Indigenous communities in Sarawak have been monitoring their forests for the past year, gathering data to counter a logging company's assumptions about the value of their traditional lands.
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Policy & Finance

Rainbow washing

As Pride month comes around each year, companies add a rainbow-coloured filter to their logos to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. How do we distinguish the companies that aren't walking the talk?
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#human rights Videos

migrant fishermen fishing southeast asia
On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace releases shocking testimonies from Southeast Asian migrants working on board foreign fishing vessels, plying the remote waters to meet Asia's surging demand for seafood.
fossil fuel warning on greenwash ads
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
Apai, customary chief, Dayak Iban tribe
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
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The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
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#human rights Podcasts

Taboo subjects
Civic groups charge that an anti-foreign interference bill will muzzle civil society. How can activists safely advocate for human rights? Eco-Business asked Vanessa Ho from Project X and Fair Finance Asia's Bernadette Victorio.
Indigenous community, Amazon
The clean energy sector’s poor human rights performance places its legitimacy at risk. Jessie Cato of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre sheds light on how the industry can avoid labour abuse, land grabs and other violations.
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