Abhijan Choudhury
In Algeria, journalists face mounting repression for reporting on people’s struggles

A number of journalists critical of the government have been arrested and sentenced to prison terms. Algeria’s rank in the World Press Freedom rankings published annually by Reporters Without Borders has also slipped to 146 out of 180 countries, down 27 places since 2015

Israel uses the Gaza fishing zone as a tool for collective punishment against Palestinians

Israel often blocks the fishing zone, driving thousands of Palestinians dependent on it for their livelihood and food using the pretexts of rocket attacks

Palestinian property demolished Israel razes Palestinian properties in occupied territories in massive single-day demolition drive

Israeli authorities justified the demolitions citing lack of Israeli building permits. They also confiscated scores of Palestinian-owned assets, including cars, tractors, water generators and solar panels

Saudi-Arabia-torture Extent of Saudi prison torture revealed in new report 

The report by the Human Rights Watch exposes the lack of accountability for the extreme acts of torture, as well as the complicity of the Saudi legal and other institutions in covering up and enabling these human rights violations to continue unabated

Nizar Banat killed Political activist Nizar Banat dies after night raid by Palestinian forces

Following news of Banat’s death, thousands of Palestinians took part in demonstrations in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. His family has accused PA security forces of beating him to death while he was in their custody and withholding his body several hours after his death

Palestinian children under Israeli occupation Palestine’s children bear the brunt of Israeli occupation

Last month’s murder of 15-year-old Ali Ayman Abu Aliya in the village of Al-Mughayyir was yet another instance of the brutality shown by Israeli occupation forces towards the children of Palestine

UN reports on Israeli atrocities Israeli atrocities on the rise

Two recent UN reports reveal the extent to which the Israeli regime has intensified systematic violence against Palestinians while it pushes forward with the ‘Annexation Plan’

Palestine COVID Coronavirus exposes once again the effects of the Israeli blockade on Gaza’s healthcare

International human rights and health organizations have warned that the shortage of medical supplies, qualified doctors, testing kits and protective gear due to the Israeli-Egyptian stranglehold of Gaza are all dangerous signs of an impending health disaster

Israel detains journalist Israeli forces detain several Palestinians including one journalist

Yazan Abu Salah, a journalist, was among the 20 people who were detained in raids conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Israeli forces also damaged several Palestinian homes, buildings and private property

Defiant voices combat militarization and state repression worldwide

Despite heightened militarization and oppressive tactics by states, people across the world refused to give in and fought back for their rights to life and dignity

US states bring in anti-BDS laws, encourage Israeli occupation

27 states of the United States have introduced laws and policies to outlaw the boycott of Israel, despite federal courts in three states having already ruled such laws as unconstitutional.

Egypt holds referendum designed to consolidate El-Sisi’s power

Egyptians are voting on amendments that may end up letting president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s stay in power until 2030. The vote has been accompanied by a massive crackdown on the opposition

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