2020: Dozens of journalists killed in targeted attacks
30 December 2020 | 12:48 pm
At least 50 journalists worldwide have lost their lives on the job this year, according to the annual report of media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders. The NGO has warned of an increase in targeted killings.
Multiple anti-transgender and homophobic attacks, especially the death of a transgender man, raise the question: How safe are queer people in Germany?
A slight increase in US consumer prices for the month of August has ignited fears of more Federal Reserve moves to curb inflation. An earlier drop in US markets had a knock-on effect on Asian marketplaces this Wednesday.
After videos surfaced of protesters in eastern Germany berating Ukrainian refugees, the mayor of Leipzig decried the images from the scene as "unbearable."
A wave of missile attacks the likes of which had not been seen in months: Russian missiles rained down on cities across Ukraine this week, including in Lviv, Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, and many others. The attacks follow the explosions on the Kerch bridge that links Russia to the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula.
Afghanistan's Hazara community, a Shiite minority, is regularly targeted by the Afghan branch of the Islamic State (IS) group, which considers Hazaras as heretics. Dozens of people, mostly girls, were killed in an attack on an education centre in a Shiite neighbourhood of Kabul on September 30.
Delivering a government statement to lawmakers, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz vowed continued support for Ukraine. He said Europe will have to deal with the consequences of the war for years to come.
In Zimbabwe, unlike in other African countries, elephant conservation efforts have been successful. But the surge in numbers increases the chances of human-animal contact. The country is now seeing a rise in deadly elephant attacks, while Zimbabwean farmers complain that their crops are being destroyed. According to government statistics, around 10 people are killed every month by elephants.
The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack in Mogadishu, the country's capital, where explosions have killed at least 100 and left hundreds more injured.
Patrick Lam and Chung Pui-Kuen are being tried under a little-used colonial era law for sedition and inciting hatred. The pair were editors at Stand News, known for its protest coverage.
Russia announced Saturday that it will immediately suspend its implementation of a U.N.-brokered grain deal that has seen more than 9 million tons of grain exported from Ukraine during the war and has brought down soaring global food prices.
Forbidden Stories, which was founded by Laurent Richard, allows journalists to continue the investigative reporting of "silenced" journalists and to unveil their stories to a wide audience.
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