#UDHR70: Reflecting on the UN Declaration for Human Rights Defenders

The final episode of Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

#UDHR70 Listen to this episode of #RightsOnTheLinePodcast to hear HRDs reflect firsthand on the importance of – and limitations of – UN Declarations on the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration on #HumanRights and 20th anniversary of the Declaration on #HumanRightsDefenders.

HRD World Summit 2018

A Bulletin for Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

Rights on the Line brings you a brief bulletin from Paris today where a hundred and fifty human rights defenders from across the globe have gathered for the Human Rights Defenders World Summit.

Interview with an HRD: Pâmella Passos

A Profile segment from Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

Brazilian human rights defender Pâmella Passos. Pamella spent six weeks in Dublin as part of Front Line Defenders’ Rest and Respite program earlier this summer, just months after the death of her friend and well-known human rights defender and councilwoman Marielle Franco, who was murdered in Rio de Janeiro in on the 14th of March.

National elections and human rights

Feature Episode 6 of Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

On this episode we talk about elections and how they can impact human rights defenders. By looking at some of the federal elections that have taken place this year, we’ll be able to see the different and nuanced ways political changes at the national level can impact the situation for those fighting for human rights in that country. Over the next half hour we’ll be moving region to region across the globe to discuss recent elections in Mexico, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Cambodia.

Military violence in #ZimElection2018 fallout

A Bulletin for Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

Front Line Defenders boardmember Arnold Tsunga speaks from Mozambique today, to give update on the situation in Zimbabwe following Monday’s presidential election. Six people have been killed by police who fired at protestors with live rounds, tear gas and water cannons. In addition to the violent response to demonstrations, there are reports of the military preemptively targeting Human Rights Defenders to prevent dissent.

Election day in Zimbabwe

A Bulletin for Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

Today, Rights on the Line brings you a brief bulletin on the current election in Zimbabwe. Front Line Defenders Boardmember, Africa Director of the International Commission of Jurists and Executive Director of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Arnold Tsunga, has returned to Zimbabwe to participate in today’s federal election. Arnold, who is part of a team conducting election monitoring, spoke with Rights on the Line from a polling station in Mutare earlier today to update us on how election day is going.

Interview with an HRD: Shawan Jabarin

A Profile segment from Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

While in town to meet with legislators on the potential Occupied Territories Bill, Palestinian human rights defender Shawan Jabarin sat down with Rights on the Line to discuss his work defending human rights in Palestine as well as responsibility of the international community to intervene and advocate on behalf of those subject to actions that violate international human rights law.

#StopTheKillings The targeting of HRDS

Feature Episode 5 of Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

On 20 June, at an event alongside the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Front Line Defenders released a report on the killings of HRDs worldwide. Focusing on the six countries with the highest number of killings, and by that we mean targeted attacks, assassinations, extrajudicial killing by the state or authorities. To bring you additional insight into this issue, Rights on the Line spoke to human rights defenders from Mexico, the Philippines and Brazil, three of the six countries profiled in the report.

Investing In Environmental Rights

Feature Episode 3 of Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

On this episode of Rights on the Line, we’ll be discussing some of the risks faced by environmental rights defenders advocating against large-scale development projects. We’ll hear from two HRDs, Francisco Simon Francisco of Guatemala and Nelson La Madrid in Bolivia. We also spoke to Front Line Defenders’ Head of Protection Ed O’Donovan and HRD Visibility Coordinator Maria San Martin.

#IDAHOTB2018: Defending LGBT Rights in Algeria, Kenya and Turkey

Feature Episode of Rights on the Line, a podcast I created and produced for Irish human rights NGO Front Line Defenders.

#LGBTRights On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Rights on the Line brings you three interviews with three LGBTI rights defenders. Listen to hear them speak about the work they do, the consequences they face for their advocacy and the unique challenges LGBTI defenders face within the human rights movement.

Tune in to hear from:

Anouar Rahmani, independent novelist and LGBT rights defender in Algeria
Blessol Gathoni, LGBT activist and community organizer working in Kenya
Yildiz Tar, the Media and Communications Officer for Turkish LGBT organization Kaos GL