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In Their Own Words — Kompass

Posted  01/19/16
-- “It is important for other staff to see that I was vindicated. . . .  [O]therwise the message was: ‘If you try to do something similar to what Anders has done these will be the consequences.’” Anders Kompass, the United Nations director of field operations for the office of the high commissioner for human rights, on being cleared of wrongdoing in connection with his disclosing confidential documents detailing the...

In Their Own Words — Taylor

Posted  01/12/16
-- "The UN should stop tiptoeing around, trying not to offend governments and instead put the victims of sexual exploitation and abuse at the heart of their policy." Sarah Taylor, advocate in the women’s rights division at Human Rights Watch, on the UN's latest sexual abuse development, this one involving "at least four UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic [who] allegedly paid young girls as little as 50 cents...

In Their Own Words -- Obama

Posted  07/26/15
--“Ordinary people have to stand up and say enough is enough.” President Barack Obama in a speech to thousands of Kenyans on the challenges their country faces on human rights and corruption. Click here for more.

AfriLeaks -- A New, Secure Website for Whistleblowers in Africa

Posted  01/15/15
By Marlene Koury AfriLeaks is a new whistleblower website aimed at safely connecting whistleblowers with investigative journalists to expose corruption and human rights abuses in Africa.   It was developed in partnership with Italy’s Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights and the Africa Network of Centers for Investigative Journalism and is run by an alliance of African news organizations – including the Zambian Watchdog, the South African Mail and...

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