Weekly Roundup, Episode 56

This week’s episode of Weekly Roundup is dedicated to the 2014 Human Rights Day, and includes stories, analysis, and interviews reflecting the larger picture of the Asian Human Rights Commission’s work across the continent.

The episode begins with a critique of the Indian government’s priorities with regard to democracy and its relationship to human rights.

Next, AHRC TV turns to the Philippines to examine the abuse of human rights workers and activists.Temogen “Cocoy” Tulawie’s lawyerelaborates on ground realities.

Pakistan comes next with analysis of the failings across the board, from the actions of law enforcement to the political strife that fuels further violence.

As for Bangladesh, AHRC TV interviews NurulKabir, the editor of New Age, to shine light on the current state of the freedom of press in that country.

In Nepal, recent developments are bringing the status of human rights into focus, and it doesn’t look good. In an interview Mandira Sharma presents her take on the situation.

Finally, Sri Lanka is looking forward to elections, but recent trends of violence have made many skeptical of what is to come.

The bulletin can be watched online at AHRC YouTube . We welcome both human rights feeds to be considered for weekly news bulletin, and your suggestions to improve our news channel. Please write to news@ahrc.asia. You can also watch our Weekly Roundup on Facebook.

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