Adiós, comandante: On the legacy of Hugo Chávez

I first met Hugo Chávez in New York City in September 2006, just after his infamous appearance on the floor of the UN General Assembly, where he called George W. Bush the devil. “Yesterday, the devil came here,” he said....

Guatemalan Genocide : How they nailed the dictator

In a remarkable development from the Americas, former Guatemalan president José Efraín Ríos Montt was ordered to stand trial for genocide and crimes against humanity carried out during his seventeen month dictatorship between...

A Living Hell : Death in Gaza, Déjà Vu

It is a recurring nightmare. The sounds and smells are so familiar; the tension in the air so thick that you can see it like the grit and grime that collects on your clothes and shoes after being outside for only a short while.  In July, sand blows in off the shore whipping its tiny........

The Hunting Party: EU and the Nobel Peace Prize

Yes, indeed, it is a little-acknowledged feat of miraculous life-saving power that Europe has not gone to war with itself — other than that whole Yugoslavia thing — since World War II. It’s as clear a demonstration as anything that people can choose to....

Confronting the bitter reality: Why Israel didn’t win?

The ceasefire agreed by Israel and Hamas in Cairo after eight days of fighting is merely a pause in the Israel-Palestine conflict. It promises to ease movement at all border crossings with the Gaza Strip, but will not lift the blockade.......

India, Japan, US to hold trilateral talks

Against the backdrop of increased Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea, India, the US and Japan will hold their third trilateral dialogue here Monday to expand their cooperation in maritime security and in shaping the Asia-Pacific....

What drives anti-Americanism in Libya?

Al-Nass (The People) and other television channels of ‘Satellite Salafism’ broadcast news of a year-old mediocre film trailer about the life of the Prophet Mohammad, made by an Israeli-Californian and championed by.....

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Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

  • JDS is the Sri Lankan partner organization of international media rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The launching of this website was made possible by the EU’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), of which Reporters Without Borders is a beneficiary.