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Russian journalists arrested, detained, charged, summonsed during anti-mobilization protests

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, September 26, 2022—Russian authorities must allow the media to report freely on protests against the country’s call-up of reservists to...

Irish Taoiseach rails against ‘Security Council’s failure to act’ at UN General Assembly |

Noting that 2022 is Ireland’s centenary year as a sovereign country, and Mr. Martin pointed out that one of the first acts of the...

Journalists suffer injuries while covering the war in Ukraine

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, September 23, 2022—Ukrainian and Russian authorities must investigate whether journalists covering the war in Ukraine were targeted because of their...

With its credibility waning, UN has no choice but to take ‘bold steps’ to...

“How is it then that we come back again and again, year after year, as a kind of ritual, to attest to the dismal...

Profits of non-financial corporations up | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Gross profits before taxes consist of the gross operating...

Economic growth of 2.6 percent in Q2 2022 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Investments and public consumption contributed to an upward revision...

Redouble efforts to end ‘senseless’ Ukraine war, UN chief tells Foreign Ministers |

The conflict, now in its seventh month, has also sparked a global food, energy and finance crisis that is pushing more people into extreme...

Labour productivity higher in 2021 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Labour productivity is measured as gross value added per...

Protesters attack freelance video journalist Lorena Sopena in Barcelona

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Berlin, September 22, 2022 – Spanish authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the attack on freelance video journalist Lorena Sopena, bring...

House price increase levelled off further in August | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatablePrice development of existing owner-occupied dwellingsPrice development...

Kyrgyzstan TV director Taalaibek Duishenbiev convicted of incitement 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). New York, September 21, 2022 – On Wednesday, a court in Kyrgyzstan convicted Next TV director Taalaibek Duishenbiev of inciting interethnic...

Denouncing Russia’s war in Ukraine, German Chancellor calls for upholding rules-based global order |

“There is no justification whatsoever for Russia’s war of occupation against Ukraine,” Mr. Scholz said as he addressed the Assembly’s annual high-level debate. ‘Imperialism, plain...

Investments 2.5 percent down in July | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Investment data have not been adjusted for calendar effects....

Russia to block, fine news outlets for ‘false’ reports on military call-up

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, September 21, 2022 — In response to Wednesday’s announcement by Russian state media regulator Roskomnadzor that media outlets could be fined or...

Household consumption over 6 percent up in July | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Consumption figures have not only been adjusted for price...

Consumer confidence reaches new all-time low | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). At -59, the consumer confidence indicator in September is...

Turkey’s legal year begins with new terrorism charges, convictions for journalists

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In the first week of the legal year when courts open, Turkish courts convicted two journalists on terrorism charges, brought new...

Turkish journalist Hatice Şahin sentenced to more than 6 years in prison on terrorism...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Istanbul, September 20, 2022—Turkish authorities should not fight the appeal of journalist Hatice Şahin and stop persecuting journalists, the Committee to...

Türkiye: Ukraine grain export deal among UN’s greatest recent accomplishments |

His wide-ranging speech covered issues such as Türkiye’s humanitarian support to other countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and diplomatic efforts on Ukraine, as well...

Tourism value added recovered slightly in 2021 | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Download CSVShow datatableValue added of tourism (at basic prices),...

US Pro Golfer Lizette Salas calls for gender pay equality

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Globally, women continue to be underpaid compared to men. On International Equal Pay Day, US LPGA Star Lizette Salas...

CPJ calls on President Berdimuhamedov to lift restrictions on Turkmenistan’s press, release journalist Nurgeldi...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). September 15, 2022 President Serdar BerdimuhamedovOguzhan Presidential PalaceIndependence SquareAshgabat, Turkmenistan Sent via email Dear President Berdimuhamedov, Following your recent inauguration as president of Turkmenistan, we...

Russian authorities revoke Novaya Gazeta’s online media license

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Paris, September 15, 2022 — In response to news reports that the Russian Supreme Court revoked the online license of the...

Unemployment up again | Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In August, 3.7 million people aged 15 to 74...