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Austria far-right leader ramps up anti-immigration rhetoric before European elections

Austria far-right leader ramps up anti-immigration rhetoric before European elections

The head of Austrian junior coalition partner and far-right Freedom (FPO) party pledged on Sunday to fight "creeping Islamisation", doubling down on his anti-immigration stance ahead of European elections on May 23.

Qatar consolidates freedom of media with draft law

Qatar consolidates freedom of media with draft law

The State of Qatar affirmed its keenness to support and develop the freedom of media, based on the political and social awareness of its people and its recognition of the right of its citizens to know the full truth.

Bangladesh editors protest 'anti-press' digital law

Bangladesh editors protest 'anti-press' digital law

Bangladeshi newspaper editors on Monday staged a protest demanding sweeping amendments to a newly enacted digital law that journalists and rights groups say will curb freedom of expression.

Braving sniper fire, civilians dash for freedom in Philippines town

Braving sniper fire, civilians dash for freedom in Philippines town

More than three weeks after Islamist militants stormed the southern Philippines town of Marawi, civilians trapped in battle-torn neighbourhoods are being driven to daring escapes by the threat of capture ...

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey after criticising Erdogan

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey after criticising Erdogan

A Dutch journalist was arrested early Sunday at her home in Turkey for tweets deemed critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to her Twitter account.

Migrants held on Greek island demand freedom

Migrants held on Greek island demand freedom

Several dozen migrants being detained at a holding camp on the Greek island of Lesbos protested behind the barbed wire fence of the compound on Tuesday, shouting ‘We want freedom!’

Qatar  for enhancing right to freedom of religion, opinion

Qatar for enhancing right to freedom of religion, opinion

The State of Qatar has underlined the importance of promoting the right to freedom of “religion or belief” and “opinion and expression.”