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UN criticises Cameroon’s forcing back of thousands of Nigerian refugees

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said it was “extremely alarmed” by Cameroon’s forcing back of several thousand Nigerian refugees to northeast Nigeria, where civilians remain under threat from militant group Boko Haram, the Guardian reported. This incident followed a similar one on January 16, when 267 Nigerian refugees were forcibly returned, according to the…

EU policies contributing to “extreme abuse” of migrants in Libya

According to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, the European Union’s policies are contributing to “extreme abuse” of migrants in Libya, including extortion, forced labour, arbitrary detention, torture and sexual violence, the Guardian reported. HRW said that it has spoken to more than 100 detained asylum seekers and migrants, including eight children, as well…

In 2018, billionaires’ wealth increased even as wealth of world’s poorest declined: Oxfam

A new report from anti-poverty organisation Oxfam has found that the the 26 wealthiest billionaires own as much in assets as the 3.8 billion people who comprise the poorest half of the world, the Guardian reported. According to Oxfam, billionaires’ wealth rose by $900 billion in 2018, or $2.5 billion per day, an overall increase…

Social Media Can Be Used to Counter Hate: Experts NewsClick

“Withdrawing from the social media should not be an option.” In order to empower citizens to use social media as a tool for freedom against censorship and hate, Sabrang India and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) held a day-long session called ‘Netizens for Democracy’ in Mumbai on January 19. The event that received tremendous…

NGO launches Android app which lets you report hate speech and fake news FirstPost

Hate speech is everywhere on social media and more often than not, reporting it isn’t the easiest thing to do. For this very reason, an app aimed at combating hate mongering, particularly on social media, has just been launched. Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP), a Mumbai-based NGO has just launched ‘Hate Hatao’, an app which…

Shashi Tharoor: Trolling on social media BJP’s organised activity Daijiworld.com

New Delhi, Jan 20(PTI): Trolling of political opponents on social media is an organised activity of the BJP, said Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday. He was speaking at an event, Netizens For Democracy, organised to discuss social media’s pros and cons. The event was organised by Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP), All India Professionals…

Shashi Tharoor: Trolling on social media BJP’s organised activity The Indian Express

“They have cells and there is an army of trolls who have multiple accounts. They get instructions, messages and then attack some of the favourite targets of BJP,” Tharoor said. Trolling of political opponents on social media is an organised activity of the BJP, said Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday. He was speaking at an event,…

PM Narendra Modi government’s critics speak about social media abuse, trolls Times of India

MUMBAI: Fake news on social media was the focus of discussion at a seminar organised in Bandra on Saturday. Social media influencers, lawyers, human rights activists and leftists known to speak out against the policies of the Modi-led BJP government gathered at the ‘Netizens for Democracy’ symposium organised by the NGO Citizens for Justice &…

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