Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Many weeks ago I received an unexpected but welcome invitation from the Oireachtas to give evidence before the Grand International Committee on Disinf(...)

Ahmadi refugees from Pakistan   at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Centre in Pasyala, Sri Lanka, . Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

There is growing concern in Sri Lanka for the welfare of hundreds of refugees who have been targeted by mob violence in the wake of last week’s Islami(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: the memorial will be “a testament to our commitment to working with organisations like Front Line Defenders in promoting and protecting human rights throughout the world”. Photograph: Tom Hona

The Department of Foreign Affairs is to erect a memorial at its headquarters in Dublin to those who have died defending human rights . The Human Rig(...)

Shahzad Ahmed of the anti-online censorship organisation Bytes For All: “Front Line Defenders have been on top not only to save many threatened lives, but also safeguarding critical human rights movements in Pakistan.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

How strong is the password on your Twitter or your Facebook account? Strong enough to avoid the threat of being put to death? You probably laughed. B(...)

Members of All Together in Dignity Ireland walk through the Famine Statues as part of a commemoration of 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Photograph: Tom Honan

A small group of activists marked the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth in a march from the Famine Memorial in Dublin city centre on Wednesday. St(...)

Kurdish activist Nurcan Baysal was presented with the 2018 Global Laureate award by the Front Line Defenders organisation on Friday. Photograph: Front Line Defenders.

In a speech to a charity which he helped establish businessman Denis O’Brien has praised those who face defamation. Mr O’Brien, who has taken multipl(...)

Denis O’Brien: There is no doubt  that he genuinely sees himself as an embattled figure. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dearbhail McDonald, group business editor of Independent News and Media (INM), is one of the best journalists in Ireland and no shrinking violet. Last(...)

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Companies and organisations based in Ireland spent more than €12.5 million in Brussels lobbying at the European Union level last year. Lobbying and P(...)

Imprisoned Chinese activist Ilham Tohti pictured before a classroom lecture in Beijing in 2010. He has won the 2016 Martin Ennals award for human rights defenders. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Imprisoned Chinese activist Ilham Tohti, who was jailed two years ago for campaigning for the rights of Uighurs in restive Xinjiang province, has won (...)

 Front Line Defenders executive director, Mary Lawlor  at the launch of ‘Stop the Killings - Front Line Defenders Annual Report 2016’. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography.

Ireland should speak up more strongly against human rights abuses in countries where it has political or strategic interests, an advocacy group has sa(...)

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