When Myanmar’s government defends the harsh sentence given to two courageous reporters who exposed mass murder, it breaks a fundamental promise of democracy: the rule of law based on facts.
Sept. 16, 2018, By Stephen J. Adler, Mr. Adler, the president and editor in chief of Reuters, sits on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
ON AFGHANISTAN, ON DEVELOPMENT | Afghanistan: ‘38 million people are suffering because a few hundred are in power’
A year after the Taliban took power, humanitarian needs are rising even as foreign aid has dried up.
During the former Islamic Republic, foreign aid grants funded 75 percent of public spending. Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, the United States has provided $775 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, but the UN says at least $4.4 billion is needed to address the emergency needs of more than 24 million Afghans – 60 percent of the population.