Letter to CNN: Reveal relationship with UAE monarchy and report on UAE’s violations of women’s rights during Dubai Expo coverage

"We urge CNN to 1) reveal the financial and contractual terms of your relationship with the UAE monarchy and the “Expo 2020 Dubai,” 2) reveal all financial and contractual terms for your “Dubai Now” promotional content, and 3) commit, in your coverage of the Expo, to reporting on the UAE’s terrible human rights violations and their use of events like the “Expo 2020 Dubai” for propaganda purposes.  If CNN will not meet these requests, we call on you to withdraw as an official broadcaster for the UAE Dubai Expo immediately."

17 NGOs call for Release of Saudi Women’s Rights Advocates

May 15, 2020 | Joint statement on Saudi Women's Rights advocates Freedom Forward joined a coalition of sixteen other organizations in denouncing the Saudi government's detention of Saudi women's rights activists. May 15, 2020 marks the two-year anniversary of this detention.Text below (PDF here):FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Stephen McInerney, Executive Director , POMED, stephen.mcinerney@pomed.org, 202-804-4749 (office); April Brady, Communications Director, … Continue reading 17 NGOs call for Release of Saudi Women’s Rights Advocates

Saudi Arabia: Violating Women’s Rights

Photo: Imprisoned Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. Download as PDF brief In 2019, Saudi Arabia was ranked  among the worst places in the world to be a woman. While Saudi Arabia’s overall human rights record is abhorrent, such violations are exasperated exponentially for women. Many policies and practices endorsed and enforced by Saudi Arabia’s … Continue reading Saudi Arabia: Violating Women’s Rights