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BBC secures Premier League radio rights until 2022

BBC Radio 5 Live will have commentary of around 140 Premier League games a season until 2021-22The BBC has secured radio rights for Premier League games for another three years until the end of the 2021-22 season.BBC Radio 5 live will have commentary of around 140 games a season - more than any other broadcaster.The…

BeIN to take legal action against AFC over Saudi football rights

Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports has said it will take legal action against the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), accusing the governing body of breaching a multi-million-dollar rights deal by streaming its matches in Saudi Arabia online. On Tuesday, the AFC said it would start streaming its games involving Saudi teams in the country for free on…

EU rebukes Saudi Arabia over human rights at UN forum

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called on Saudi Arabia to release jailed women activists [Denis Balibouse/Reuters] At least 36 countries including all 28 members of the European Union have signed a statement criticising Saudi Arabia's human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday, diplomats said. "It is a success for Europe…

UN: Suspension of Nigeria’s top judge breaches human rights

The suspension of Nigeria's most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari broke international human rights standards on the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers, a United Nations expert has said. "International human rights standards provide that judges may be dismissed only on serious grounds of misconduct or incompetence," said Diego Garcia-Sayan, the…

Photos of Arabian princess meeting former UN human rights chief emerge

Posted December 31, 2018 12:12:55 There are new questions about the welfare of an Arabian princess who tried to escape her father's regime earlier this year, after photos emerged of her meeting the former United Nations human rights chief. Key points: Mary Robinson told the BBC Sheikha Latifa was "a troubled young woman who has…

The dangers of NGO-isation of women’s rights in Africa

The emancipation of women is one of the most significant aspects of social and cultural transformation around the world. Women are gradually moving to occupy more space in the public arena. However, in Africa, the history and current dynamics of women's emancipation movements are off the radar and often poorly documented beyond women associated with…

What’s the future of abortion rights in Mexico under AMLO?

Mexico City - Mexico's new government is yet to take office, but it has already reignited a fierce debate on women's reproductive rights that could end in a polarising referendum. Shortly after a landslide victory by left-wing politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the July 1 presidential elections, his to-be interior minister drew both praise…

The Saudi women detained for demanding basic human rights

Saudi Arabia continues to hold more than a dozen women rights activists in jail, months after a crackdown on dissent intensified in May. Most of them campaigned for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom's male guardianship system, which requires women to obtain the consent of a male relative for major decisions.…

Pakistan’s Pashtuns get rights, will it lead to peace?

Up to five million Pakistanis living on the Afghan border areas were officially given full rights as citizens this year, after being governed by British-era laws for nearly 150 years. An overwhelming majority of the population in these border areas, known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) until May, are Pashtuns who live on…

Bonita Mabo dies days after human rights accolade

Updated November 26, 2018 16:07:38 Prominent Indigenous and South Sea Islander activist Bonita Mabo has died.Mabo was the wife of Eddie Mabo and worked alongside him for the pursuit for Indigenous land rights.Just days ago, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from James Cook University for her contribution to social justice and human…
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