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Tag Archives: human rights

YouTube Launches Human Rights Channel

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After effectively offering a soundboard to Egypt’s revolutionaries and educating 90 million-plus people about the atrocious crimes committed by warlord Joseph Kony, the video-sharing site has decided to commit an entire channel to human rights issues, the site announced Thursday.

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UN Human Rights Council Voted to Condemn Systematic Human Rights Violations by Syrian Authorities

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In a resolution adopted by a vote of 37 in favour to 3 against, with 3 abstentions, the 47-member Human Rights Council strongly condemned the continued “widespread and systematic” violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian authorities.

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China: Philanthropy on the Rise But Human Rights on the Decline?

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Bill Gates lauds the Chinese for becoming more philanthropic, meanwhile, former Washington state governor and now U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke says China’s human rights track record is getting worse lately.

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Change in the Arab Nations Brings Opportunities for Charities

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While the popular uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa have posed immediate challenges for charities, many nonprofit officials say they are hopeful that philanthropy will soon have new opportunities in the region.

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