A Google sign at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference in Shanghai. Google is developing a censored Chinese version of its search engine. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Hypocrisy season is in full swing for Big Tech. Not that it ever fully abates – it’s never all that difficult to find some random, telltale mismatch b(...)

A green handkerchief is emblem of the fight for the legalization of abortion in Argentina, seen here at a demonstration for the separation of the Church and the state, in Buenos Aires on July 24th 2018. Photograph: Maria Paulina Rodriguez/ EPA

More than sixty TDs and Senators have signed a letter calling on the Argentinian senate to legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The (...)

Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Weaknesses in the legislation governing donations from outside the State to civil society groups involved in political campaigns have been exposed by (...)

The former Google China headquarters in Beijing in 2010.  The internet giant is returning to the Chinese market, US media reports say. Photograph: Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Google is working on plans to launch a version of its search engine in China that will block controversial search terms and some websites, according t(...)

A demonstration on  the first day of the implementation of the Danish face veil ban, in Copenhagen. Photograph: Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of Danes rallied in Copenhagen on Wednesday in protest at a new ban on the wearing of face veils in public, accusing the government of infrin(...)

Amnesty International Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman said the agency’s primary concern was with the law and the “vague wording” and “overly broad application of the Electoral Act”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It all comes back to the legislation. The lack of clarity in the Electoral Acts around funding, foreign donations and the definition of political pur(...)

Amnesty International Ireland - headed by executive director Colm O’Gorman - previously described Sipo’s demand that it return the money as ‘unreasonable and unjust’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Amnesty International Ireland has welcomed the High Court’s quashing of a demand by the Standards in Public Office (Sipo) Commission that it return a (...)

Palestinian activist  Ahed Tamimi (17) speaks during a press conference on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Sunday upon her release from prison after an eight-month sentence. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian teenager released by Israel on Sunday after completing a prison term for kicking and slapping a soldier has said the struggle against Is(...)

 Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood attend a protest in support of the ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi outside the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, in Cairo in August 2013.  Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death, including top figures in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, for their involvement in a 2013 si(...)

A tank crashes into a car as people take to streets in Ankara, Turkey during a protest against an attempted military coup on July 16th, 2016. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s two-year state of emergency came to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists continue human rights campai(...)

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