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ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 55

In this week’s episode of Weekly RoundupAHRC TVcovers the presentation of 2014 Right Livelihood Awards in Stockholm, Sweden. The Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” was established in 1980, with the purpose of honouring and supporting those “offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today”. This […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 54

In recognition of the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, which was observed on Wednesday, this week’s episode of Weekly Roundup covers the topic of women’s rights in Asia. The episode begins with recent revelations from Indonesia that women who join the police force are required to undergo unnecessary and traumatizing “virginity tests”. […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 53

This week’s episode of Weekly Roundup brings you cases and information regarding extrajudicial killings across Asia. The episode begins with an update to the case of Par Gyi, the Burmese journalist killed by the military. AHRC TV had a chance to talk directly with the victim’s wife, and she shares her fears regarding the investigation. […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 52

This week’s episode of Weekly Roundup covers recent cases from several countries. This week’s episode of the AHRC TV Weekly Roundup (please insert hyperlink here) covers recent cases from several countries. The episode begins with Sisto Dos Santos speaking about disappearances in East Timor. Next, AHRC TV brings you the latest regarding the wife of a victim […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 51

This week’s episode of Weekly Roundup covers the issue of disappearance. The episode begins with a recent development in Sri Lanka where posters are appearing that criticize the annual commemoration of victims of disappearance and the event’s organizers Photo: Roshan Chathuranga Next, Samia Islam of Odhikar describes how disappearances in Bangladesh differ from those many […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 50

Today, AHRC TV releases its milestone 50th episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup. In this episode, AHRC TV interviews participants from the 3rd annual meeting of the Asian Alliance Against Torture & Ill-treatment (AAATI) to gain perspective on the meeting. In particular, AHRC TV interview: Farooq Hamid Naek, a Senator from Pakistan Eran Wickramaratne, […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 49

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Roundup, AHRC TV brings you special coverage of the third annual Asian Alliance Against Torture & Ill-Treatment (AAATI) conference that took place recently. Parliamentarians, politicians, and human rights activists from across Asia attended the conference in Hong Kong that was hosted by the AHRC and DIGNITY, Denmark. This […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 48

Here are the headlines for this week’s episode of AHRC TV’s Weekly Roundup: Calm before another storm in Hong Kong? Government and student leaders agree to talks. UPDATE: THE GOVERNMENT HAS CANCELED TODAY’S TALKS WITH STUDENTS IN HONG KONG, SAYING THAT THE STUDENTS’ REFUSAL TO ACCEPT ANYTHING LESS THAN FREE AND OPEN ELECTIONS WAS “AGAINST […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 47

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Roundup , AHRC TV covers the tragic news of the death of Nanda Prasad Adhikari, following a 333-day hunger strike in Nepal. His wife, Ganga Maya, continues her fast, protesting against the Nepal government’s inability to investigate, prosecute, and punish her son’s killers. To learn more about this […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 46

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Roundup, AHRC TV is pleased to announce that Basil Fernando, the Asian Human Rights Commission’s Director for Policy and Programme Development, will be awarded the Right Livelihood Award, which is also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, “for his outstanding work to support and document the implementation of […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 45

In the 45th episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup, AHRC TV turns its attention to how failures in the justice apparatuses of Asian states are pushing people to take the law into their own hands. In particular, the programme covers three Asian countries where the system has failed: India, where lawlessness has led to […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 44

Burma is the focus of the 44th episode of AHRC TV’s Weekly Roundup. In this episode, AHRC TV talks to Mr. Kyaw Swar Swe, Director, Myanmar Institute for Democracy, Mr. Tun Hlaing, a Burmese lawyer, and Mr. Min Lwin Oo, a rights defender. The programme includes reports on the 10-year prison sentence for Burmese human […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 43

In this week’s Weekly Roundup, AHRC TV will report on the widespread problem of physical violence – amounting to torture – being committed by police and military personnel against others in uniform. The following stories will be featured: In South Korea: conscripts are subjected to torture initiation which can be fatal In Sri Lanka: Female […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 42

The 42nd episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup is a special programme observing the International Day of the Disappeared. Enforced disappearance is a human rights atrocity widely prevalent in many parts of Asia. In this programme, AHRC TV reports on the disastrous realities of enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and the Philippines. The […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 41

In the 41st episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup, AHRC TV brings news of the acquittal of Irom Sharmila. Also known as “the Iron Lady of Manipur”, Irom Sharmila, has been on hunger strike for 14 years in protest against the 50-year-old Armed Forces Special Powers Act in northeast India. The law gives security […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 40

The 40th episode of AHRC TV’s Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup is a special programme on land rights in India. An estimated 100 million Indians have been negatively affected by mega development projects since independence. Such projects have caused large-scale destruction of traditional forests and loss of fertile agricultural land. Indigenous and poor communities have […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 39

In the 39th episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup, AHRC TV reports on the recent conviction of 65 farmers in Burma. They have been imprisoned for “trespassing” on their own land. Hundreds of others are awaiting similar sentencing in a court in Kanbalu Township in northern Burma, with the military dictating the actions of […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 38

In the 38th episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup, AHRC TV opens the programme with a gruesome crime against a child in Pakistan, and the ensuing failure of both law enforcement and hospital care. A 10-year-old boy lost both arms as he was flung into a harvesting machine by a landowner who had a […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 37

Today we are releasing the 37th episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup. This week we are drawing attention to how various governments are restricting the work of NGOs. Through legislation and other means numerous governments are trying to reduce critical opinion, hampering human rights work across Asia. In Sri Lanka, NGOs are being advised not to […]

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 36

The recurring pattern of police and military torture and fabrication of charges in the Philippines is the special focus of the 36th episode of Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup. The last few years have seen case after case of human rights defenders, and other activists, being falsely accused of a crime and arrested by security officers in […]