Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights. It was founded in London in 1961.
Amnesty draws attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliance with international laws and standards. The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "campaign against torture". DW's coverage of Amnesty International is collated below.
Senior Myanmar military officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, rights group Amnesty International said in a new report that reveals fresh evidence of atrocities committed against the Rohingya people.
Since Turkey's failed coup in 2016, analysts say President Erdogan has sapped democratic institutions of their strength and hollowed out the country's independent media. During the week, the world took part in a global day of action for the Free Turkey Media campaign run by Amnesty International among others. Keith Walker spoke with AI's Media Manager for Europe and Turkey Stefan Simanowitz.
On today's program: Two EU member states slip down the World Press Freedom Index - Turkey: the world’s biggest jailer of journalists – May ’68 and today’s protests in France -The glam and the grumbles at NATO's new HQ – Proposed penalties for EU member states - Italy's first Museum of Fascism - A month commemorating Napoleon - The perks and privileges for driving electric cars in Norway.
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