Georgia anti-LGBTQ violence: ‘Nobody to protect journalists’
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Opposition lawmakers are demanding the prime minister resign after the death of cameraman Alexander Lashkarava. His colleagues have told DW about the circumstances that led to his death.
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This week, the US state of California was rocked by two mass shootings just two days apart. The massacres are just the latest in a long line of shootings that have made the US the world's number one country in gun ownership and gun deaths. The carnage pushed President Joe Biden to renew calls for Congress to act quickly on a ban on assault weapons.
In East Jerusalem, locals are still coming to terms with the trauma of the attack that left seven people dead as they gathered to pray at a synagogue on January 27. That attack was followed by a second incident the following day, which injured two Israelis.
In early 2022, in the Mexican city of Tijuana, two journalists were murdered less than a week apart. The killings of Margarito Martínez and Lourdes Maldonado represent the multiple dangers facing media professionals in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.
We speak to Achim Steiner, the UNDP's administrator, about the urgent need for international focus on the drivers that lead to violent extremism. In Ghana, there are fears of a spillover in violence from Burkina Faso.
This week saw the release of a wide-ranging investigation into the lucrative disinformation industry, published by a media consortium led by the French NGO Forbidden Stories. At the centre of the story is a shadowy Israeli group nicknamed "Team Jorge" who claims it has influenced 33 elections worldwide with a potent combination of phone hacking and thousands of fake profiles.
Delegates from Israel and the Palestinian Authority have pledged to counter a surge in violence and de-escalate tensions. At a rare meeting, representatives said they would work for a "just and lasting peace."
Following the killing of two Israelis at the weekend, angered Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian city of Hawara in the occupied West Bank, posing a further escalation of tensions and violence in the region.
Reporters from one of Egypt's last remaining independent media outlets are preparing for what activists criticize is a politically motivated trial. The international community should be doing more to help, they say.
Uganda's new anti-LGBTQ bill which proposes punishing people who support or fund homosexuality has widespread support from MPs — but rights activists say the bill is a diversion from the real issues affecting citizens.
Police arrested seven people after violence erupted at a soccer match in Turkey against a team from the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, authorities said, and a pro-Kurdish party called for officials to resign over the "open racism" at the game.
There were fistfights in the parliament in the Republic of Georgia as tempers frayed during a debate about a "foreign agents" law. Critics of the legislation say it mirrors a similar draconian law in neighboring Russia.
Georgian authorities are backing a "foreign agents" bill despite criticism from Brussels and Washington. The bill is widely seen as emulating a repressive Russian law that allows the Kremlin to crush its critics.
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