Monday, May 28, 2007

Hi All

Be afraid, be very afraid…

Amnesty launched its annual report today on the state of human rights around the world – it’s a massive, comprehensive round-up of the year’s human rights developments.

This year the report focuses on how governments and armed groups alike have used ‘the politics of fear’ to turn people against each other and create an increasingly polarised world.

You can read more on our website at:

or can see the whole report online at:

and join the debate at the Guardian’s Comment is Free site at:

There are also video clips of key events at

And audio at:

The report also highlights attacks on freedom of expression in the last year, from the legal restrictions on journalists in Russia and Turkey - both countries where high-profile journalists were murdered – to the struggle for dissent online as activists used the internet to get stories out and governments tried to stop them. The Times’ take on the report is really interesting in that respect:

“Bloggers are on the frontline in the global rights battle’, says the Times.

We couldn’t agree more.

Spread the word,

Steve and Liz
The ‘Project Blog’ team at Amnesty

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