“Relatório mundial de 2008: Falsas democracias minam direitos humanos
A Human Rights Watch destaca abusos no Paquistão, no Quénia, na China e na Somália
The established democracies are accepting flawed and unfair elections for political expediency, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2008. By allowing autocrats to pose as democrats, without demanding they uphold the civil and political rights that make democracy meaningful, the United States, the European Union and other influential democracies risk undermining human rights worldwide.”
The plight of journalists in 98 countries reviewed
Reporters Without Borders today accused public officials around the world of “impotence, cowardice and duplicity” in defending freedom of expression.
“The spinelessness of some Western countries and major international bodies is harming press freedom,” secretary-general Robert Ménard said in the organisation’s annual press freedom report, out today (13 February) and available at www.rsf.org. “The lack of determination by democratic countries in defending the values they supposedly stand for is alarming.”