Advocacy Groups / Pressure Groups / Lobbies

Law group calls for tribunal for crimes against Rohingya

Law group calls for tribunal for crimes against Rohingya

Published 03/12/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A human rights law group contracted by the U.S. State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar called on Monday [more…]

Google’s top Washington lobbyist stepping down

Google’s top Washington lobbyist stepping down

Published 03/11/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google’s top lobbyist in Washington is stepping aside as the U.S. technology company faces criticism on Capitol Hill on issues including privacy [more…]

Cuban artists urge revision of decree feared to hike censorship

Cuban artists urge revision of decree feared to hike censorship

Published 31/10/2018

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban artists and international rights activists are pushing the government to revise legislation due to take effect in December that they fear [more…]

Congressional Democrats seek more action on U.S. domestic extremists

Congressional Democrats seek more action on U.S. domestic extremists

Published 29/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats on Monday called on U.S. law enforcement authorities to do more to track and prosecute far-right extremists after a mass [more…]

Outraged Hong Kong media, legal groups seek explanation of…

Outraged Hong Kong media, legal groups seek explanation of…

Published 08/10/2018

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Several Hong Kong media and legal groups urged the government on Monday to explain why it refused to renew a work [more…]

Bangladesh president gives assent to digital law seen curbing free…

Bangladesh president gives assent to digital law seen curbing free…

Published 08/10/2018

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Monday gave his assent to a controversial new law that local media organizations fear could cripple press [more…]

Sparks or harmony with Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court?

Sparks or harmony with Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court?

Published 07/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Clarence Thomas took a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, he had only barely survived a series of bitter [more…]

Democratic candidates embrace gun control despite political risks

Democratic candidates embrace gun control despite political risks

Published 30/07/2018

WEST ORANGE, N.J./NORTH AVONDALE, Ohio (Reuters) - Aftab Pureval, a Democrat seeking to unseat a Republican congressman in Ohio, knows the political risks in calling [more…]

China’s Huawei top sponsor of Australian politicians’ overseas trips

China’s Huawei top sponsor of Australian politicians’ overseas trips

Published 26/06/2018

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] is the biggest corporate sponsor of overseas travel for Australian politicians, according to [more…]

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution:…

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution:…

Published 07/06/2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to [more…]