Weekly Roundup, Episode 84

This week’s Roundup delivers stories from Nepal and Hong Kong.

AHRC has recently conducted a trauma workshop in Nepal, titled “Trauma of Devastation – Rebuilding the Society”. The 19 participants comprised members of civil society, community workers, students, and volunteers in Kathmandu and focused how to approach and assist traumatised earthquake victims. AHRC TV speaks with participants about what they learned and also with psychologist Dr. Rajat Mitra who led the workshop.

Also in Nepal, AHRC TV reports on police violence against a group of Madhesis in southern Nepal who were watching a documentary film made by controversial activist Dr. C.K. Raut.

Finally, AHRC TV continues a report from last week’s Roundup about Hong Kong’s rapidly deteriorating press freedom. AHRC TV reporter Amila Sampath hit the streets of Hong Kong and spoke with people about the issue. We also hear the views of Tom Grundy, who recently launched online news portal Hong Kong Free Press as a counterbalance to the worsening press freedom in the Special Administrative Region of China.

The bulletin can be watched online at AHRC TV 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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