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Protesters in Melbourne call on the Australian government to welcome refugees and asylum seekers. August 2013. © Flickr/Takver

Australia: Refugee death highlights fatal flaws in offshore processing

29 April 2016
The death of another refugee highlights the fatal flaws of a system that must be brought to an end.

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Amnesty International on the anniversary of executions in Indonesia

29 April 2016
One year ago, Australians came together to decry the executions of 8 men on the island of Nusa​k Kambangan.

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Thailand: Release Facebook commenters now

28 April 2016
Thailand’s military government charged a number of Facebook commenters yesterday under a draconian new Order.

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Photos of murdered journalists and cameras at a protest in Mexico City, 2016. © Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

World Press Freedom Day: Journalists under attack just for doing their job

3 May 2016
Journalism is not a crime. We’re highlighting 9 cases of journalists who have been persecuted just for speaking out.

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Girls in Burkina Faso say ‘no’ to forced marriage

2 May 2016
We profile the courageous girls who are standing up to forced marriage in Burkina Faso.

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Glenda Joyce Kickett: “Without culture, you don’t have anything”

22 April 2016
Dr Glenda Kickett discusses how to address such high rates of Indigenous children and young people in detention.

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Good news: Senate passes a motion calling for national justice targets

27 April 2016
The Australian Senate has called for targets to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander imprisonment in Australia.

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