The wife of an activist imprisoned in Egypt hopes for a gesture, on the sidelines of President Sissi’s visit to Paris

Céline Lebrun-Shaath, wife of Ramy Shaath, at a rally near the Egyptian embassy in Paris, June 23, 2021. LEWIS JOLY / AP Céline Lebrun-Shaath, the wife of Palestinian activist Ramy Shaath imprisoned in Egypt for two and a half years, does not want to believe in his quick release. Caution requires. She just hopes that … Read more

In Thailand, setback for supporters of monarchy reform

Pro-democracy activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul leaves the Constitutional Court where her protest activities were subject to legal review in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. SAKCHAI LALIT / AP Cold shower for the protest camp in Thailand: the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday November 10 that the actions of three activists involved in the formulation … Read more

“Postponing the development of artificial intelligence technologies means accepting to become dependent in the future”

Tribune. The European Parliament voted on Wednesday, October 6 a resolution on artificial intelligence (AI) in criminal law and its use by police and judicial authorities in criminal cases, which according to its rapporteur Petar Vitanov, calls for “A moratorium on the deployment of facial recognition systems for repressive purposes, these technologies having demonstrated their … Read more

Europeans are alarmed by the migration crisis orchestrated by Belarus

A camp set up by migrants on the border between Belarus and Poland, near Grodno (Belarus), on November 10, 2021. RAMIL NASIBULIN / AP Serious concern reigned in Brussels, Thursday 11 November, faced with the deterioration of the situation on the border with Belarus, where at least 2,000 migrants are trapped by the dictatorial regime … Read more

In Central Asia, Facebook and YouTube adjust to political censorship

Facebook would have done well without the advertising by the Kazakh government. 1is November, the Ministry of Information of Kazakhstan, a state whose Internet is classified as non-free by the American NGO Freedom House, announced that it had signed a “Joint statement” with the Californian social network “To cooperate closely on harmful content”. The statement … Read more

The Cuban opposition maintains its demonstration scheduled for November 15 despite the ban by the authorities

The playwright Yunior Garcia Aguilera, here on October 13, 2021, in Havana, announced that he wanted to parade alone, on Sunday, on an avenue in the Cuban capital. RAMON ESPINOSA / AP The organizers of the demonstration scheduled for Monday, November 15, in Cuba – in the capital Havana and in six provinces -, to … Read more

Bekoji, the Ethiopian long-distance runner’s factory

ETHIOPIA LETTER Young runners follow their daily training, in the highlands of Bekoji (Ethiopia), in October 2021. NOÉ RATCHET-BODIN FOR “THE WORLD” In Bekoji, the dawn mist has not yet dissipated as the city’s only stadium is already stormed. In these Ethiopian highlands, the air is electric. Hundreds of young runners follow their daily training, … Read more

In Sudan, General Al-Bourhane appoints new sovereignty council

General Abdel Fattah Al-Bourhane appointed, Thursday, November 11, a new sovereignty council excluding representatives of the bloc which is calling for a transfer of power to civilians. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP General Abdel Fattah Al-Bourhane, author of a military coup in Sudan at the end of October, appointed a new sovereignty council on Thursday, November … Read more

The dissolution of the NGO Memorial demanded by the Russian justice

A woman holds a photo of murdered activist Natalia Estemirova at a rally for police reform in Moscow on November 28, 2009. ALEXEY SAZONOV / AFP Given the moral weight of the organization, in Russia and abroad, the news sounds like a thunderclap: the Attorney General of Russia asked, Thursday, November 11, the dissolution of … Read more