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News

Journalists protest the rising violence and kidnappings against their peers during a march in Mexico City © Flickr / Knight Foundation

Mexico: Crime reporter’s brutal murder highlights need for protection

11 February 2016
The body of a Mexican crime reporter was found near where she was kidnapped by armed men on Monday.

Anwar Ibrahim © AI

Malaysian authorities must release Anwar Ibrahim and end crackdown on dissent

10 February 2016
Malaysian must release former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, after a year in prison on politically motivated charges.

Yemeni children IDP's © AI

Huthi forces block supplies fueling humanitarian crisis in Yemen

10 February 2016
Amnesty has evidence that Huthi armed forces are blocking the entry of crucial medical supplies into the city of Ta’iz.

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Blogs

Five-year-old children in Syria have known known nothing but war and devastation © Flickr / Freedom House

Lives shaped by violence: growing up in Syria

10 February 2016
Approaching the 5th anniversary of the start of Syria’s violent civil war, Cheye Gameren reflects on the past five years.

Two women walk through the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon on 11 October 2014. © Fairfax Media/Getty Images

Why don’t Syrian women feel safe in Lebanon?

2 February 2016
Syrian refugee women don’t feel safe in Lebanon. Here are four reasons why, and four possible solutions.

Joanne Mariner in CAR during the conflict, 2013. © Amnesty International

10 ways we respond to a crisis

29 January 2016
Thanks to your support, our crisis researcher Joanne Mariner is able to be first on the ground in war and conflict.

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What's on

Amnesty USC Welcome Week

Where: Sippy Downs, QLD
When: Monday 22 February

Sydney Book Club

Where: Sydney, NSW
When: Wednesday 24 February

Loosely Woven Concert: “For King and Country”

Where: Avalon, NSW
When: Sunday 28 February

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Successes

Members of the Philippine National Police © Flickr / AFN-Pacific Hawaii News Bureau Hawaii

Philippines: positive step to addressing police torture

The Philippines Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights has convened a second inquiry on Amnesty International’s ‘Above The Law: Torture in the Police’ report.

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