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Can Singapore’s New Law Against Fake News Affect Free Speech?

Activists say the law grants the government sweeping powers and could lead to censorship.
Shamani Joshi
5.13.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Prisoners With Disabilities Are Routinely Abused in Australia

According to a new report from Human Rights Watch.
Maddison Connaughton
2.7.18
LGBTQ

Egyptian Activists Are Fighting Against a Massive LGBTQ Crackdown

Queer Egyptians face arrests and police entrapment at the hands of their government.
Bo Hanna
10.4.17
Philippines

It's Super Dangerous to Be a Journalist in the Philippines

But a brave few are working hard to maintain an independent press.
Gianna Toboni
6.5.17
Syria

The World Ignored Warnings and Allowed Aleppo to Become a Disaster

The UN, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and over 200 other human rights groups and NGOs all tried to raise the alert.
Nick Miriello
1.1.17
disability in china

Is China's Paralympic Dominance Reflected In Their Support For Disabled People?

While China is dominating the Paralympic medal table in Rio, the treatment of disabled people back home still falls painfully short.
Barney Cullum
9.15.16
Fashion

Here’s How Rip Curl Accidently Made Ski Jackets in North Korea

Some items for the brand's 2015 mountainwear range were produced via forced labour, then inlaid with false "Made in China" labels.
Katherine Gillespie
2.23.16
Çarşı

The Turkish Football Supporters Accused of Terrorism

We spoke with the leader of a Beşiktas supporters group who was accused of terrorism by the Turkish government following demonstrations against President Erdoğan.
Lara Villalón & Pelin Doğan
2.12.16
News

Abuse Against Mentally Ill Prisoners Is 'Widespread,' According to Human Rights Watch Report

According to the study, corrections officials in the United States use violence to punish prisoners for exhibiting behaviors of their mental illness, which violates the Constitution and international human rights laws.
Allie Conti
5.12.15
News

Canada Is Bombing the Islamic State in Syria, and Cyberwar Centers Could Be Next

Canada's CF-18s might look to take out the Islamic State's infamous media caliphate.
Justin Ling
4.13.15
News

In Australia, Intellectually Disabled Women Are Being Sterilised Without Their Consent

Despite opposition from disability activists and the UN, many Australian parents insist the practice is in the best interest of their children.
Wendy Syfret
2.18.15
Stuff

What's Going On With Australia's Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson?

On January 29, Australia was placed on the Human Rights Watch list for its treatment of indigenous people, asylum seekers, and the LGBTI community. Where was Tim Wilson when all this was going on?
Lee Zachariah
2.17.15
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