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ADF International welcomes OSCE report promoting freedom of speech

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Teresa Ribeiro, publishes a special report on legal harassment and abuse of the judicial system against the media
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“Overjoyed!”: Colombian Social Media star wins censorship case

The video in which Colombian YouTuber Kika Nieto shared her beliefs about marriage, should not have been censored - so ruled the Colombian Supreme Court.
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Outcry after Nigeria removed from U.S. “Country of Particular Concern” list

U.S. State Department removes Country of Particular Concern designation for Nigeria despite worsening religious freedom situation
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The Coup in Sudan puts Religious Freedom at Risk

After nearly two years of major reforms on human rights and democratic governance, the coup has the potential to destabilize the country. In particular, the coup puts the historic progress that Sudan had made recently on protecting religious freedom at grave risk and bodes ill for the rest of Africa,” writes Sean Nelson in Real Clear.
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Europe’s Top Court to rule on Covid-19 worship ban challenges

Is it legal for a government to completely ban public worship in the name of protecting public health?
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Bishops of Pakistan on Int’l Day of the Girl Child: Govt must end forced marriage and conversion of minor girls

On the International Day of the Girl Child, Catholic Bishops have taken action to challenge religious freedom violations against teenage girls.
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UN: International engagement with Afghanistan must depend on respect for religious minorities

Almost two months after the rapid takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva has adopted a resolution to condemn, “in the strongest possible terms”, the ongoing violations and abuses of human rights perpetrated in Afghanistan, including against persons belonging to religious minorities.
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Escapee from forced marriage speaks out ahead of Intl Day of the Girl Child

This International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), many girls in South Asia fear for their safety. 14-year-old Maira is one of the estimated 1000 girls that are “converted” against their will through a forced marriage in Pakistan every year.
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As churches reopen, Ugandan faith groups recommit to challenging Summer worship ban

The government concession comes after three cases have been filed to challenge Covid-19 restrictions which maintained a blanket ban on worship, even when malls and business centers could open.
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“Near helpless” response of international community will embolden those responsible for atrocities in Afghanistan, UN warned

More than six weeks after the rapid takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, civil society groups are still calling on states to take resolute action to protect vulnerable religious minorities who face serious threats to their lives.
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