USDOS publishes annual report on terrorism, Freedom House its annual report on Freedom of the Press, USCIRF on religious freedom

The US Department of State released its annual report on terrorism and Freedom House published its annual report Freedom of the Press.

The April 2014 issue of The Researcher

The Researcher is published two times a year by the Refugee Documentation Centre (RDC) in Ireland. It is a publication which combines academic papers, summaries of caselaw, guides to new legislation, reports of conferences, articles on RDC services and items of country of origin information.

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office releases the 2013 human rights reports

The UK Foreign & Commonewalth Office released its annual report on human rights in selected countries, covering 2013. The first quarterly update to the report, covering developments from January to March 2014, was also released.

New ACCORD report on China

A new 356 pages COI compilation on China has been published by ACCORD.

UNHCR Asylum Levels and Trends 2013 in Industrialized Countries: Highest number of asylum applications since 2001

UNHCR released statistics on the number of asylum applications in 2013 in 44 industrialized countries, showing an increase by 28 per cent compared to 2012. Syria is now the top country of origin.

Featured topics on Afghanistan, Dagestan, Nigeria and Somalia updated

The featured topics on Afghanistan (security in Kabul), Nigeria (Boko Haram), the Russian Federation (security in Dagestan) and Somalia (al-Shabaab) have been updated.

US Department of State releases the 2013 human rights reports

The US Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, covering 2013.

Handbook on the verification of user-generated content for journalists and aid responders released

The European Journalism Center released a handbook on the verification of digital content, which is freely available online. While it is primarily targeted at journalists and aid responders, it provides valuable advice for anyone researching user-generated content / social media.

Freedom House publishes annual report on political rights and civil liberties in 2013

Freedom House published its annual report, “Freedom in the World 2014″. Some country chapters are already available online.

HRW publishes World Report 2014

Human Rights Watch published its annual World Report, covering events in 2013.

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