27 August Aug 2019 1631 27 August 2019
Venice Film Festival: director Askold Kurov presents documentary about the case of Oleg Sentsov
In the framework of the Festival, Askold Kurov presented the documentary: “The Trial: The State of Russia vs. Oleg Sentsov” and spoke in a live panel organised by Global Campus of Human Rights at their headquarters in Venice Lido. Dissident Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for terrorism and arms trafficking after a trial denounced as “Stalinist”. In 2018 he was awarded the Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament
20 October Oct 2017 1538 20 October 2017
Commission presents new measures to better protect EU citizens
The Commission has presented alongside its 11th Security Union Report a set of operational and practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats and deliver a Europe that protects. The measures aim to address vulnerabilities exposed by recent attacks and will support Member States in protecting public spaces and help deprive terrorists of the means to act.
13 October Oct 2017 1628 13 October 2017
Celebrities join call on Turkey to release human right defenders
Stars of stage and screen have added their voices to the global demand for the immediate and unconditional release of a group of prominent human rights defenders in Turkey, one hundred days after they were detained, Amnesty International reveals.
14 September Sep 2017 1500 14 September 2017
Prevent radicalisation: the role of civil society
The European Economic and Social Committee (Eesc) has organised a public hearing on “The role of civil society in the prevention of radicalisation of young people” in its headquarters in Brussels. The aim? Clarify how EU policy-makers can help civil society practitioners to successfully prevent radicalisation.
17 November Nov 2016 0953 17 November 2016
The sacrificial lamb of the EU budget deal: the humanitarian aid
It took 18 hours of negotiations but at the end a deal that focuses on strengthening the economy and responding to the refugee crisis was reached. But there was a victim: humanitarian aid
20 September Sep 2016 1109 20 September 2016
World religious leaders together face the challenge of peace in the world
“Thirst for peace”. The spirit of Assisi blows from the city of St Francis. Works from the opening ceremony “Religions and cultures in dialogue”
8 September Sep 2016 1100 08 September 2016
The truth about the Syrian refugee crisis
Screened at the Venice film festival 2016, ‘The War Show’ is a documentary on the Syrian conflict told from the point of view of a former radio DJ Obaidah Zytoon and her friends
15 July Jul 2016 1714 15 July 2016
Here is what the French journalist who witnessed the tragedy saw in Nice
Damien Allemand, journalist of Nice Matin, was on the Promenade des Anglais when a large 15-meter truck plowed through a crowd gathered to watch Bastille day fireworks. This is his story.
15 July Jul 2016 1547 15 July 2016
It is time to reckon with the various shades of Jihad à la carte
Muslim organizations denounce terrorism when it strikes in Brussels, Paris, London and Nice. “The not in my name” crowd though, justifies jihad when it strikes in Israel and Syria, argues Valentina Colombo.
24 May May 2016 1730 24 May 2016
Kenya: using the lives of refugees to blackmail Europe
The proposed decision of the Kenyan government to shut down two of the world’s largest refugee camps is surprising, for a country that hosts over 600,104 refugees stemming mainly from conflict-ridden Somalia and South Sudan, and who have nowhere else to go. The government insists that its actions are based on security concerns, but according to The Economist, “money is probably the real reason for the sudden announcement.”