August 2012 (5)
Aug 26 2012 12:03PM
The Scottish Government's links to Chinese firms complicit in human rights abuses.
Please read my story published today by Scotland On Sunday which exposes the Scottish Government's links to Chinese energy firms accused of being complicit in human rights violations in Sudan and Myanmar. http://www.scotsman.com/scotla...
Aug 17 2012 11:00AM
Three people killed in Guyana.
I received the following email this week which was written by a woman called Michelle Asantewa. Michelle wishes to draw attention to recent events in her homeland, Guyana. Dear Billy I am writing to you, as I did some years back with t...
Aug 16 2012 8:57AM
Journalist shot in Somalia - 8th to die this year.
Please read this report from Reporters Without Borders. It concerns the murder of a young journalist in Somalia called Mohamud Ali Keyre, also known as "Buneyste". http://en.rsf.org/somalia-young-freelancer-shot-dead-in-13-08-2012,4321...
Aug 8 2012 5:56PM
Jihadists in Mali target journalists.
Please read this report from Reporters Without Borders which documents how the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) is targeting bona fide journalists doing their jobs in the city of Gao. http://en.rsf.org/mali-confronta...
Aug 7 2012 1:47PM
Human Trafficking - A new tool to assist campaigners.
I'm involved with a new project that aims to assist individuals and organisations trying to combat human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Awareness Index is a collaboration with LexisNexis UK - w ww.lexisnexis.co.uk - a leading provi...