Archivi tag: freedom

AMERICA/VENEZUELA – “I have always acted for the defense of freedom, justice and the rights of the Venezuelan people”: the spiritual testament of Cardinal Urosa Savino

Caracas – Yesterday, September 23, Cardinal Baltazar Porras, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Caracas, announced the death of Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, Archbishop Emeritus of Caracas, which was followed by a note from the Bishops’ Conference of Venezuela. The sad news greatly affected the Venezuelan people, as the Cardinal was well loved and respected… Leggi tutto »

‘I demand 100 percent freedom’ — Hong Kong political artist leaves for Taiwan citing crackdown

Kacey Wong decided to leave after the arrest of 47 activists Originally published on Global Voices A screenshot from Kacey Wong's video ‘We will meet again’. The original version of the following post was written by Tom Grundy and published in the Hong Kong Free Press on August 3, 2021. The following edited version, with additional… Leggi tutto »

State escalates attacks on media freedom and civil society in Belarus

Lukashenka's crackdown on media and civil society reached unprecedented scale Originally published on Global Voices Law enforcement officer confiscates equipment from a NGO office. Screenshot from July 15 news report by Svaboda Radio. Since the start of the protests against rigged presidential elections in August 2020, Belarusian authorities have been steadily targeting not only protesters,… Leggi tutto »

Mozambican journalist receives international prize for press freedom

Matias Guente won the 2021 press freedom award Originally published on Global Voices A sample of newspapers published in Mozambique | Photo taken by Dércio Tsandzana and used with permission of the author on 08.23.2018 In mid-June 2021, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), based in New York, decided to award the press… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/UZBEKISTAN – The new law “On freedom of conscience and religious associations” clarifies what is meant by “mission”

Tashkent – Many positive aspects derive from the new law “On freedom of conscience and religious associations” approved on July 7 in Uzbekistan. This is explained to Fides by Fr. Jerzy Maculewicz, Apostolic Administrator of Uzbekistan, and Fr. Ariel Álvarez Toncovich, priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, parish priest of Samarkand. “This law,… Leggi tutto »

AMERICA/CHILE – The new Constitution must recognize the right to education and the freedom of education at all levels

Santiago – After the result of the plebiscite of October 25, 2020 , held after a long period of crisis that Chile is going through in all fields – political, economic, social and religious – since October 2019 , the process for the drafting of a new Constitution has begun. In this regard, the Education… Leggi tutto »