U.S. pins N Korea atrocities on Kim

The U.S. government has, for the first time, officially pinned North Korea’s “serious human-rights abuses” upon Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un personally, as well as upon 14 high-ranking officials in the country’s military, security and party agencies. In a in Washington, D.C., the State Department laid at Kim’s feet the responsibility . . . Read More

Egypt returns confiscated SAT-7 equipment

Egyptian authorities have returned all the equipment they had earlier confiscated from SAT-7 local offices, (Feb.2). This comes more than three months after the country’s censorship police , seizing computers and production equipment. On October 10, 2015, the authorities came to the SAT-7 Cairo offices with a search warrant. Country . . . Read More

Police raid Sat-7 channel’s Egypt offices

Police raid Sat-7 channel’s Egypt offices
Egyptian police raided Sat-7 channel’s Cairo offices on Oct. 10, confiscating equipment and briefly detaining the pioneer Arabic Christian broadcaster’s country office director. Detained for hours before being released, director Farid Samir faces possible charges related to operating a satellite TV channel “without the necessary licenses,” a press release by . . . Read More

Tanzanian teacher murdered in church, pastor and wife on Zanzibar attacked by extremists

Tanzanian teacher murdered in church, pastor and wife on Zanzibar attacked by extremists
Pastor Crodward Edwar (centre) at a press conference about the Bukoba murderHarakati News blog   Unknown attackers killed a Christian man by machete and injured another in Bukoba in northwest Tanzania on Thursday, Oct. 9, according to sources. This followed another recent incident on Zanzibar island in which a pastor . . . Read More

A test of freedoms in Brazil

Brazil, a county that by some measures has the most religious freedom in the world, is grappling with a court case pitting religious intolerance against freedom of speech. The controversy began with 16 videos on You Tube that public prosecutors claim encourage discrimination toward Africa-based religions. It grew in May . . . Read More