People  taking part in an Amnesty International protest in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in London, against the flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi in early 2015. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and for cyber crime, was awarded the Europe(...)

Ashley Judd: supporters of a basketball team posted tweets calling Judd a ‘whore’ and threatening her with sexual violence. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Should we worry about Ashley Judd setting the cops on a bunch of Twitter-happy knuckleheads? There are certainly greater threats to the global communi(...)

Andrei Mironov: “A man of crystal clear conscience has died.”

Andrei Mironov, who was killed at the age of 60 in a mortar attack near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine a week ago was a journalist, translator and one o(...)

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi answers journalists’ questions during a news briefing after receiving her 1990 Sakharov Prize 
during an award ceremony,
 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today. Photogrraph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today to finally collect the Sakharov Prize she was awarde(...)

A woman browses a copy of Malala Yousufzai’s book “I am Malala” at a book store in Islamabad. Photograph: Reuters

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has been awarded the EU’s Sakharov Prize, fuelling sp(...)

 Malala Yousafzai adjusts her headscarf  in London after  receiving the RAW (Reach All Women) in War Anna Politkovskaya Award in London last week. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for education for girls, won the European Union’s annual human r(...)

Malala Yousafzai giving a speech after she received the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award for 2013 at a ceremony in the Mansion House Dublin last month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist shot in the head by the Taliban last year for campaigning for better rights for girls, has won the Eu(...)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reportedly met Russian diplomats yesterday morning and handed them a list of 15 countries to which he would like to apply for political asylum. Photograph: Reuters/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras

Vladimir Putin has for the first time floated the idea of United States whistleblower Edward Snowden remaining in Russia, hours after the fugitive app(...)