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CPJ announces 2020 International Press Freedom awardees

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CPJ announces 2020 International Press Freedom awardees

CPJ announces 2020 International Press Freedom awardees The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor four courageous journalists from Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, and Russia with the 2020International Press Freedom Awards. All four have been arrested or faced criminal prosecution in reprisal for their reporting. CPJ will also honor lawyer Amal Clooney with the Gwen Ifill Award. …

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CAIR Applauds Sen. Van Hollen’s Amendment Barring Use of Israel Aid for Illegal Annexation

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CAIR Applauds Sen. Van Hollen’s Amendment Barring Use of Israel Aid for Illegal Annexation

CAIR Applauds Sen. Van Hollen’s Amendment Barring Use of Israel Aid for Illegal Annexation CAIR Action Alert: Urge Your State’s Senators to Oppose Israel’s Planned Illegal Annexation The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) – and the 12 other leading…

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“Ramy” is entertaining, but does little to dispel Arab stereotypes

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“Ramy” is entertaining, but does little to dispel Arab stereotypes

“Ramy” is entertaining, but does little to dispel Arab stereotypes The Hulu comedy series “Ramy,” now in its second season, is entertaining, but it stops short of tackling the challenges most Arabs and Muslims face in America. The series still presents Arabs as all Muslim and in the context of a religious struggle rather than…

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Palestine official calls for International peace conference

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Palestine official calls for International peace conference

Palestine official urges International peace conference Statement by H.E. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine, before the United Nations Security Council’s Monthly Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine Question, Quarterly Report of the Secretary-General on Resolution 2334 (2016), 24 June 2020 By Ray Hanania Despite…

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Senate Approves Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act

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Senate Approves Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act

Senate Approves Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chris Coons (D-De.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today released the following statements after the Senate unanimously approved S.712, the Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act. Named in honor of…

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United States: UN experts condemn crackdown on peaceful protests and highlight calls to overhaul policing    

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United States: UN experts condemn crackdown on peaceful protests and highlight calls to overhaul policing    

United States: UN experts condemn crackdown on peaceful protests and highlight calls to overhaul policing     UN independent human rights experts* today condemned the violent crackdown on widespread peaceful protests after police in Minneapolis killed African American George Floyd. They also urged the implementation of strong measures to eradicate racial discrimination and radically reform US policing…

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