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Congo cobalt mined by children may be in your mobile phone: Amnesty

Cobalt used in batteries for phones, laptops and electric vehicles could come from mines in Democratic Republic of Congo that use child labour, an Amnesty International report said.


Vietnam intensifies crackdown on online dissent: Amnesty report

Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report on May 13, intensifying a crackdown that has seen the number of prisoners of conscience increase by almost a third since last year.


Amnesty spotlights N. Korea crackdown on mobile phones

North Korea is cracking down on the private use of mobile phones to make international calls, as the authorities seek to bolster its citizens’ isolation from the outside world, Amnesty International said.


Twitter is a toxic place for women: Amnesty International

A report by the non-governmental organisation shows that abuse and violence against women is rife on the social media platform.


Women in UK, US face rampant online abuse: Amnesty

Female politicians and journalists of colour in Britain and the US are disproportionately targeted for online abuse, according to a crowdsourced study that found they received 'problematic messages' every 30 seconds on average.


Human rights group report gains traction, Twitter hammered

A report on Twitter by the human rights group Amnesty International is gaining traction and the company's shares were punished Thursday, suffering one of their worst declines this year.


Rights groups release anti-surveillance software

A coalition of human rights and technology groups including Amnesty International launched new software to allow journalists and activists to check if their computers are being spied on.