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🧵: In CPJ’s new report, “Deadly Pattern,” CPJ provides recommendations to #Israel, to the United States, and to the international community. Image
In our new report, CPJ calls on Israel to open criminal investigations into the cases of murdered journalists Shireen Abu Akleh, Ahmed Abu Hussein, and Yaser Murtaja

Read all of our recommendations to Israel →…

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In our new report, CPJ calls on the United States to provide an urgently needed comprehensive public update on the status of the FBI’s investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh.

Read all of our recommendations to the United States →…… Image
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کل میرے والد کو اس دنیا سے رخصت ہوئے 4 ماہ ہو چکے۔ آج عید ہے اور میں اپنے ابا کو بہت یاد کر رہی ہوں۔ لیکن جب میں ابا کو یاد کرتی ہوں، مجھے یہ تسلی ملتی ہے کہ میں ابا کو گلے لگا سکی, ان کو بتا سکی کہ میں ان سے کتنا پیار کرتی ہوں اور اپنی صلاحیتوں کے مطابق ان کا خیال رکھ سکی۔ آپ کو
کبھی نہیں لگتا کہ جو وقت ملا وہ کافی ہے لیکن ان خاندانوں کی کیا تقلیف ہوگی جو آج بھی اپنے لاپتا پیاروں کا انتظار کر رہے ہیں... وہ خاندان جنہیں اپنے پیاروں کی گمشدگی کے برسوں بعد مسخ شدہ لاشیں ملتی ہیں۔ وہ خاندان جو ہر عید پر اپنے لاپتہ پیاروں کے لیے نئے کپڑے تیار کرتے ہیں.
وہ خاندان جو اپنے پیاروں کی بحفاظت بازیابی کے لیے پورے بلوچستان اور ملک کے دیگر حصوں میں ایک بار پھر سڑکوں پر نکل آئے ہیں یہ جاننے کے لیے کہ کیا ان کے پیارے زندہ ہیں. اس سے بڑی اذیت کوئی نہیں۔ اس انتظار سے بڑا کوئی درد نہیں۔ آج لاپتہ افراد کے خاندانوں کو اپنی دعاؤں میں صرف یاد
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Invasion of Kenyatta's Northlands, by Kikuyus (majority from Kiambu), should ring a warning bell, a time bomb. It's POLITICAL & ILLEGAL. But underlying this CRIMINAL act is a deep community grievance. I once read Mau Mau's Mzee Gítú Kahengeri notes on Northlands transaction.
Holoi poloi, proletariat, peasants in Kiambu, indeed most Kikuyus, community, have no sympathies on Kenyattas on the Land Question. Resentment is deepest in Ichaweri. Unfortunately, Uhuru never used his presidency to mend. Evicting urban poor Ruai, Kariobangi, aggravated it.
We successfully lobbied President Kibaki on Nyeri squatter problem. It was partly solved, with tacit compassionate help of First Lady Lucy. Unfortunately, as in Mau Mau settlement, it's public dormain over 50% of Solio ranch was grabbed by greedy elites and politically connected.
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In this🧵, we tell the events of Jenin refugee camp raid carried out by Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) on Thursday 26 January 2023, resulting in the killing of 10 Palestinians, the injury of 20 according to ministry of health, few of which are in critical conditions. 1/14
Early morning 26 Jan 2023, the IOF; special units driving civilian vehicles, including a Palestinian truck of dairy products, raided Jouret al-Dahab neighbourhood in the middle of Jenin Refugee Camp & sieged a residential building belonging to the Al-Sabbagh family 2/14
Several IOF raided residential buildings near the Al-Sabbagh home, deploying fully armed occupying soldiers, including snipers, into the houses, which were then used as sniper concealment points, terrorizing the civilian residents of these houses & endangering their lives 3/14
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HAPPENING NOW: UP students gather outside Plaridel Hall to start today's commemoration of the Maguindanao Massacre.

Tune in to this thread for updates.

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Riri Lizardo of @R4E_CMC calls to #EndImpunity and give justice to victims of the Maguindanao massacre and other slain journalists such as Percy Lapid.

.@UPCMCFSTKonse Chairperson Mia Capule expressed solidarity on behalf of the freshies, shiftees and transferees of the college.

"Maraming mamamahayag ang nangangamba dahil sa panganib na destino na naka-abang sa amin."

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Thread: Leading press freedom organisations FPU,RSF & CPJ will convene the final Case Hearing of the People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists on 16&17 May in The Hague

The Syrian Govt has been indicted for neglecting to protect journalists from harm
The Tribunal’s Lead Prosecutor, Almudena Bernabeu has investigated the conduct of the Syrian government in the case of the murder of journalist Nabil Al-Sharbaji. The Hearing is organised in partnership with the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression

This is the case:
During the first day, the Prosecutor will hear witnesses on the context of impunity for crimes against journalists in Syria.

The second day is dedicated to the murder of Nabil Al-Sharbaji. The Prosecutor presents the evidence collected and hears witnesses.
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Thread: Leading press freedom organisations FPU, RSF & CPJ will convene the next Case Hearing of the People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists on 12&13 May in The Hague

The Sri Lanka Govt has been indicted for failing to protect journalists from harm
The Tribunal’s Lead Prosecutor, Almudena Bernabeu has investigated the conduct of the Sri Lankan government in the case of the unsolved murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge. The indictment alleges the government’s complicity in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge.
During the first day, the Prosecutor will hear witnesses on the context of impunity for crimes against journalists in Sri Lanka.

The second day is dedicated to the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge in 2009. The Prosecutor presents the evidence collected and hears witnesses
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🚨 BREAKING: UN experts say Israel’s housing policies in occupied Palestinian territory, including in East Jerusalem, amount to racial segregation.

Similarly, on 30 March 2022, The Human Rights Committee expressed its deep concerns about Israel's discriminatory laws, policies & practices, including structural discrimination & racial segregation.

Also, on 21 March 2022, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the OPT, Prof. @MichaelLynk5 concluded that Israel is committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid against the Palestinians.

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🚨 BREAKING: The Human Rights Committee issues its concluding observation on Israel's 5th periodic report, expressing its deep concerns about Israel's discriminatory laws, policies & practices, including structural discrimination & racial segregation, i.e., APARTHIED.

THREAD 🧵 https://tbinternet.ohchr.or...
1. Although the Committee didn't explicitly mention Aparthied, everything in its report did. For example, it reiterated the 2020 recommendations of the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination. I will provide some highlights here but make sure to read the 11-page doc. https://documents-dds-ny.un...
2. The Committee reaffirmed the applicability of the ICCPR on the OPT including in situations of occupation. It further called on Israel to interpret the ICCPR in "good faith" and to review its legal position of non-applicability. Image
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There’re many Nigerians stuck abroad living in abject poverty & horrendous impecuniosity. Some of them were once professionals & mildly educated for self sustenance until the need to declare their insolvency. It even gets worse with the current pandemic induced hardship for most.
But this doesn’t excuse criminality in any clime.

Nigeria being a dystopian society, where the electorates are easily swayed by falsehood to the point of stampeding the worst of souls into public office, people stranded abroad often get unmerited awards from the ruining class.
This is why you’ll find a sitting Governor illegally Award Contract to stranded souls at the expense of the suffering masses in his state as part of his strings of failure in office.

It doesn’t take the study of psychology to find such worthless souls spread falsehood…
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It is unfortunate that the IG of @PoliceNG is drowning in confusion in the cocoon of corrupt felons he has found himself at the Force HQ. The Police Act 2020 was clear on the mandate of the @PoliceNG_CRU but corruption is fighting back within the system.
This week alone @SIAF_NG has recovered over N2M from kidnappers within the police system in Lagos not to mention Delta, Benin and cases from other states. This was what citizens widely protested against during the #EndSARS protest of 2020. Instead of waiting for NEC to act…
…The forces of corruption around the IGP have been hell bent on destroying the Police Complaint Unit with administrative road blocks to cover up the crimes of their colleagues. Reports have been blocked from reaching the IG & now they are launching a parallel complaint committee
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🚨 November 2 is International Day to #EndImpunity for Crimes against Journalists and #GIJC21 is joining with @UNESCO and others to mark the occasion with this panel and a full track of sessions on safety and security.

💡 The panel is starting shortly. Join us or follow here!
@UNESCO @laurentrichard0 @kavithalankesh @Jos_Bartman Attacks on journalists deprive many people of their right to information. Therefore, we must regard these attacks as attacks on democracy, says @Jos_Bartman, who investigates crimes against reporters with @freepressunltd.
In many countries, there is confusion about the role of journalists, says @laurentrichard0 of @FbdnStories. This makes it more dangerous to be a reporter. News organizations need to earn the trust of their audiences and show them they are working in the public interest.
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🎉 Welcome to Day 2 of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference!

📣 Today is International Day to #EndImpunity for Crimes against Journalists.

👇 We mark this at #GIJC21 with an array of sessions on combating attacks on journalists and new tools for safety and security.
Headlining a full track on journalist safety at #GIJC21, this panel assembles investigators, including @laurentrichard0, @kavithalankesh, @Jos_Bartman, @daddyhope, Roman Anin, and Deborah Nelson. They track down those behind attacks, spying, and harassment on the press.
Climate change will be the story of the 21st century. @hans_nich, @margosmit1, @naberacka, and @gufalei, offer tips on how to follow the money, methane, and maneuvers of embedded interests.
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61/. Human rights lawyer & husband of ex-PM, Cherie Blair has been revealed as ‘ethics advisor’ to NSO, the Israeli firm that sold #PegasusSpyware to human rights abusing govts

NSO are implicated in facilitating the murder of Jamal Kashoggi. #Pegasus…
62/. On Saturday, we mark the 4th anniversary of the murder of #DaphneCaruanaGalizia

At the time, she was investigating the Panama Papers & links btw SCL/#CambridgeAnalytica & Henley Ptnrs

There are vigils in Malta & London

@Europarl_EN has a journalism award in her honour. ImageImageImageImage
63/. In times of greater repression the job of journalists becomes more vital than ever: more vital & more dangerous

It’s in the interest of the corrupt & powerful to silence effective media

Today we mark 4 years since the murder of #DaphneCaruanaGalizia
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BREAKING: People’s Tribunal to indict governments, seeking justice for murdered journalists.
Press freedom groups @freepressunltd, @pressfreedom & @RSF_inter are launching The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists to #EndImpunity. More: 1/
Since 1992, more than 1400 journalists have been killed. In 8/10 cases, the killers go free. The persistently high level of impunity perpetuates a cycle of violence against journalists, posing a threat to freedom of expression. So we are stepping in. 2/
The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists will indict the governments of Sri Lanka, Mexico and Syria for failing to deliver justice for the murders of Lasantha Wickrematunge, Miguel Ángel López Velasco, and Nabil Al-Sharbaji.

#EndImpunity 3/
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24/. It may be tempting to frame this as “a battle btw democracies & autocracies” BUT the problem of malign surveillance is inseparable from the wider assaults on our privacy that are intrinsic to our daily online life.
#Pegasus #PegasusProject @NewYorker… ImageImageImageImage
25/. “My work to expose the crimes of the Saudi regime led to a hacking attempt on my phone. Today, I am overwhelmed by feelings of vulnerability & intrusion.”

Analyst @MadawiDr, on how #PegasusProject findings have affected her. #Pegasus @declassifiedUK…
26/. Alarmed by #PegasusProject revelations that #Pegasus has been used to facilitate worldwide human rights violations on a mass scale, 146 NGOs call on states to implement an immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer & use of surveillance technology… Image
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1/. Gross press freedom violations revealed by #PegasusProject can’t be met with impunity

Govts & agencies who’ve spied on journalists must provide answers on this misuse of NSO technology #Pegasus #PegasusSnoopgate @amnesty @globalfreemedia @pressfreedom…
2/. Journalists, MPs & human rights activists were selected as targets for surveillance by authoritarian regimes

#Pegasus is the spyware developed, marketed & licensed to govts around the world by the Israeli company NSO Group.
@citizenlab #PegasusProject
3/. In the months before he died & a year after his murder, people associated with Jamal Khashoggi, were selected for potential surveillance by clients of NSO

Hungary’s far-right govt is suspected of hacking phones of journalists & targeting owners
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In October 2019, #Iraq protested against the gov, political parties, that had failed to build a state for the Iraqi people. Unemployment in Iraq is more than 40% and the poverty rate has reached more than 31%, according to MOP , due to massive corruption,
and according to the recent statement of the @BarhamSalih , there are a thousand billion dollars looted. In this country, when the people came out to demonstrate against the government and militias, they stood against the Iraqi people with the utmost repression.
More than 800 people were killed in the protests, and more than 20,000 people were injured. After the resignation of @IraqiGovt headed by @AdilAbdAlMahdi and @MAKadhimi became prime minister, the Iraqis waited for Al-Kazemi to do something for them,
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In light of GOP's evisceration of Impeachment, abdicating all responsibility, I did a thing:

An Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The elimination of impeachment of the Chief Executive and the establishment of the Office of Governor General as Chief Executive.
1/ In recent years the Dep't of Justice has failed to indict a sitting President for criminal misconduct and Congress has declined to convict upon impeachment, for a President facing a re-election, and a former president having lost faith with the electorate and lost re-election.
2/ Whereas the Congress of the United States has acted repeatedly to deny any accountability for the President of the US, even beyond failing to convict in trials upon Impeachments. but rejecting the concept that the process serves a valuable purpose in our system; #TrumpTrial
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My Crazy Thoughts On #Lekki

When the #EndSARS protests began, no one mentioned President @MBuhari

But, just like aides of Governor @senatorbenayade often find a way to make others opinions seem like direct attacks on their principal, apologists and handlers of the @NGRPresident did same.
Minister Lai Mohammed succeeded in selling the narrative to the press that protests were hijacked and it was bought hook, line and sinker! What a spin! That was to justify what will happen next especially as the seemingly facelessness of the protests made negotiations difficult!
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1. Anybody who is protesting currently and demanding for @MBuhari ,a democratically elected government we,majority of Nigerians elected in 2019 to step down is mad!
I am saying again, your wish for the So called "Arab Spring" is dead on arrival!!!
2. From Egypt to Libya, Algeria,Syria & recently Sudan,the leaders of those countries spent over 20 to 30yrs ,they were dictators that kept changing the democratic goal post and changing the constitution to perpetuate themselves in power.
Majority of us came out last year to vote
3. For him. You have a right to demand for #ReformTheNigeriaPolice ,#EndSARS #EndImpunity and #DemandGoodGovernance but the candidate you support can't loose an election and you see this protest as an opportunity to remove my own candidate the majority elected democratically .
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Today is DAY 9 of #EndSARSProtest, as aggrieved Nigerian youths continue to yearn for a holistic #PoliceReforms.

At least, 90% of @PoliceNG contacts with ordinary Nigerians, which sparked the ongoing protests, occur on roadways, with motorists. Image
2/ Having critically examined the contending issues behind the #EndSARSProtest, in this thread, I'll bare my mind on 5 Major Keys to rewiring Nigeria.

@NigeriaGov must look into:
- Central Database
- Policing System
- Justice System
- Road Infrastructure
- Transport Ministry ImageImageImageImage
3/ On October 11, in a thread, I bared my mind on how the Police in saner climes, e.g., U.S., make traffic stops across roadways, according to best global practices, as opposed to how @PoliceNG make traffic stops at their roadblocks of extortion. Read👇

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Distinguished, an Advocacy like ours can’t be hijacked. It will outlive all of us. Your protest is your right but if you choose to commercialize it & exchange it for Jollof rice on the Highway, that choice, people like us will have to respect. Cheers
I may not agree with the opportunists exploiting your vulnerability but I will forever support your rights to express your discontent. All I am saying is that we shouldn’t inconvenience others and make things worse. People’s businesses are suffering as we dance on the precipice.
Trust me I understand. There’s so much despair and our youth have nothing to lose. Unfortunately, our authorities are using old tactics to engage a new generation that is far more exposed than their rulers. You can’t divide us with religion, politics and ethnicity like before.
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