Julie McCarthy

Julie McCarthy appears in the following:

Why Rights Groups Worry About The Philippines' New Anti-Terrorism Law

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Petitions have piled up at the country's Supreme Court to overturn the new legislation championed by President Rodrigo Duterte, which could jail suspects without charge for weeks.

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Philippines Anti-Terror Law Sparks Outrage

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Petitions are piling up at the Philippines Supreme Court to overturn a new anti-terror law championed by President Duterte that could jail suspects without charge for up to 24 days.

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The Philippine Government's COVID-19 Response Has Devastated Its Economy

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's approach to curbing COVID-19 has slammed the breaks on the economy and caused untold pain for millions Filipinos, with hunger and begging on the rise.

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How Activists Are Fighting Back Against China's Controversial Hong Kong Security law

Saturday, June 20, 2020

As Beijing debates a new national security law for Hong Kong that critics say would undermine the territory's autonomy, worried activists wonder what their best options might be.

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Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Found Guilty Of Cyber Libel

Monday, June 15, 2020

The renowned Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been convicted of cyber libel in Manila for an online article from 2012. Critics say the president has intentions to inhibit free press.

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Philippine Journalist's Conviction Called A Blow To Press Freedom

Monday, June 15, 2020

Maria Ressa, who co-founded the Philippines' Rappler news site, has been found guilty of libel in a Manila trial that's been closely watched by press freedom advocates. She's been sentenced to jail.

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Lockdowns Ordered As COVID-19 Cluster Found Near Beijing Food Market

Monday, June 15, 2020

A cluster of COVID-19 cases, linked to a produce market in Beijing, sparked fears of a second wave. Officials are resurrecting some lockdown measures and testing tens of thousands of nearby residents.

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Indonesians Prepare For Eid Holiday Amid Concerns Over Spread Of COVID-19

Friday, May 22, 2020

Indonesia, with a population of 260 million, has confirmed more than 20,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 1,320 deaths, but many suspect the numbers are not a true reflection of the disease's reach.

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Hong Kong Protests Resume After Officials Relax Social Distancing Rules

Friday, May 15, 2020

Hong Kong has reported that it contained the coronavirus. Relaxed social distancing rules have filled bars and revived pro-democracy protests that were dormant since January due to the pandemic.

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'It's Unbelievable': Shutdown Of Philippines' Major Broadcaster Worries Many

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Government regulators in the Philippines ordered the major broadcaster ABS-CBN off the air. Critics worry the shutdown stifles an important source of information in the age of the coronavirus.

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As COVID-19 Fears Grow, 10,000 Prisoners Are Freed From Overcrowded Philippine Jails

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

"Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we had already been receiving reports on the terrible conditions in the jails that made sickness a normal thing," says a leading Philippine human rights lawyer.

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Praised For Curbing COVID-19, New Zealand's Leader Eases Country's Strict Lockdown

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has applied her trademark empathy in rallying her country to not just flatten the coronavirus curve — but crush it.

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The Global Leaders Who Have Been Effective During The Coronavirus

Thursday, April 16, 2020

While many world leaders have seen their popularity increase during the pandemic, only a few seem to have captured the national mood in a way that has helped them lead their citizens.

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Philippine Hospital, Which Dealt With Volcano Eruption, Now Faces COVID-19

Monday, April 13, 2020

The coronavirus has posed extraordinary challenges for the Philippines, including the volcano-stricken city Taal, where medical staff were exposed to the virus and are now being shunned by locals.

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Pandemic Claims The Lives Of Doctors In The Philippines At Startling Rates

Friday, April 03, 2020

At least 136 people have died of COVID-19 in the Philippines. At least 14 of them, likely more, were doctors.

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In Some Countries, Coronavirus Has Sparked An Authoritarian Power Grab

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The leaders of Hungary, Israel and the Philippines have exploited the coronavirus crisis to consolidate their hold on power and weaken institutions that could curb them.

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Concerns In Philippines After Duterte Given Emergency Powers To Fight COVID-19 Spread

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Congress granted President Rodrigo Duterte special temporary powers early Tuesday to manage the COVID-19 crisis. To date, there are 552 confirmed cases, and 35 deaths.

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Indonesia's Capital Declares State Of Emergency To Halt Coronavirus Spread

Friday, March 20, 2020

The world's fourth most populous country is bracing for a spike in cases of coronavirus infection, after health experts say a sluggish government response has masked the serious of the outbreak.

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Philippines Says It Will End U.S. Security Agreement

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In a move that could have consequences for a counterinsurgency against Islamist extremists, President Rodrigo Duterte says Manila will unilaterally scrap the deal that lets U.S. forces train there.

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Philippines Aims To Terminate Troop Agreement With U.S.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

After the U.S. denied a visa to the Philippines' national police force chief, it was announced that President Rodrigo Duterte is putting an end to the presence of U.S. military forces in the country.

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