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UN human rights chief expresses concern about Viet Nam's crackdown on blogger

The United Nations human rights chief today expressed concern about a growing crackdown by the Government of Viet Nam on human rights defenders, including the arrest this week of popular blogger and Government critic Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known online as Mother Mushroom.

In crisis, Venezuela is “cracking down” on its media

Venezuela is “cracking down” on media workers during a time of economic and political crisis and failing to meet its obligations under international human rights law.

That’s according to David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.

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Yemeni journalist’s death in air strike deplored by UNESCO

Deploring the death of Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli, who was killed by shrapnel in an air strike in Sana’a, the capital, the United Nations agency responsible for defending media freedom today called on all sides in the strife-torn country to ensure the safety of all journalists.