20 NGOs Led by UN Watch to Bestow 2015 Courage Award Upon Saudi Blogger at Tuesday’s Geneva Rights Summit

Issue 527 20 NGOs Led by UN Watch to Bestow 2015 Courage Award Upon Saudi Blogger at Tuesday’s Geneva Rights Summit  GENEVA, February 18 – A coalition of 20 human rights groups announced today that Saudi blogger and rights activist Raif Badawi — sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for …

Google: "Internet censorship getting worse, more sophisticated"

Last month, during the main annual session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN Watch worked with a global coalition of 25 human rights groups to organize a conference focused on the countries that rank as the world’s worst violators. Our Geneva Summit for Human Rights featured leading dissidents, …

Issue 228: Google: “Internet censorship getting worse, more sophisticated”

Last month, parallel to the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, UN Watch worked with a global coalition of 25 human rights groups to organize a conference focused on the countries that rank as the world’s worst violators. Our Geneva Summit for Human Rightsfeatured leading dissidents, attracted hundreds of …

Dissidents Urge UN to Endorse Declaration Against Cyber-Censorship

PRESS RELEASE Cites Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam issidents Issue Call for Internet Freedom GENEVA, March 12, 2010 – Marking the first World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, a global coalition of dissidents, …

Evaluation of 2009-2012 UN Human Rights Council Candidates: Joint Analysis by Freedom House and UN Watch Presented at United Nations Headquarters, May 5, 2009

Background On May 12, 2009, the UN General Assembly will elect 18 new Human Rights Council members. Twenty countries are candidates. However, each is not competing against all of the others, but rather only against the ones from the same UN regional group. In this year’s election, all but two regional groups …

U.N. Delegates Laud China for Death Denalty and Restricting Internet

PRESS RELEASE Group reports:  U.N. rights council turning into “Mutual Praise Society” GENEVA, February 9, 2009 — Delegates to a U.N. meeting today on China’s human rights record praised Beijing for practicing the death penalty, imposing internet censorship, and for being a “moral …

Iran Tells UN to Expand Internet Access But Clamps Down at Home

PRESS RELEASE Geneva, Oct. 20, 2006 — UN Watch today called on UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to denounce Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his government’s move to restrict internet speeds and curb access to information in Iran.  The Geneva-based human rights monitoring organization called …