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BBC secures Premier League radio rights until 2022

BBC Radio 5 Live will have commentary of around 140 Premier League games a season until 2021-22The BBC has secured radio rights for Premier League games for another three years until the end of the 2021-22 season.BBC Radio 5 live will have commentary of round 140 games a season - more than any other broadcaster.The…

BeIN to take legal action against AFC over Saudi football rights

Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports has said it will take legal action against the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), accusing the governing body of breaching a multi-million-dollar rights deal by streaming its matches in Saudi Arabia online. On Tuesday, the AFC said it would start streaming its games involving Saudi teams in the country for free on…

‘Honoring our Democracy’: House set to pass a broad anti-corruption and voting...

CLOSE Voters showed up by the dozens to put their "I Voted" stickers on the headstone of Susan B. Anthony Tuesday, an Election Day ritual that pays homage to the voting rights pioneer. (Nov. 7) APWASHINGTON – Create automatic voter registration. Force presidents to make their tax returns public. Turn over congressional redistricting to independent commissions.…

EU rebukes Saudi Arabia over human rights at UN forum

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called on Saudi Arabia to release jailed women activists [Denis Balibouse/Reuters] At least 36 countries including all 28 EU members have signed a statement criticising Saudi Arabia's human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday, diplomats said. "It is a success for Europe to…

UN: Suspension of Nigeria’s top judge breaches human rights

The suspension of Nigeria's most senior judge by President Muhammadu Buhari broke international human rights standards on the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers, a United Nations expert has said. "International human rights standards provide that judges may be dismissed only on serious grounds of misconduct or incompetence," said Diego Garcia-Sayan, the…

President Trump’s gaffe touts ‘abolition of civil rights’ at National Prayer...

CLOSE President Donald Trump says he will always protect people of faith, as he addresses the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. (Feb. 7) APWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday outlined the importance of faith in American society in a speech that at times mirrored his State of the Union address from earlier this week."I will…

Alyssa Milano’s next viral cause: the Equal Rights Amendment

Ask Alyssa Milano what's next for the Me Too movement, and she'll say it's the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, a Constitutional amendment that would grant women legal equality. The United States almost ratified the proposed amendment in 1982, but three more states needed to approve it. (Before an amendment becomes part of the…

New York strengthens abortion rights on anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

The state Legislature passed a long-stalled bill Tuesday that strengthened abortion rights in New York.

The dangers of NGO-isation of women’s rights in Africa

The emancipation of women is one of the most significant aspects of social and cultural transformation around the world. Women are gradually moving to occupy more space in the public arena. However, in Africa, the history and current dynamics of women's emancipation movements are off the radar and often poorly documented beyond women associated with…

George H.W. Bush leaves mixed record on race, civil rights

President George H.W. Bush on Aug. 5, 1992, in Reno, Nevada.(Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)Early in George H.W. Bush’s political career, when he was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas, he came out against the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, deriding his opponent as “radical” for supporting the bill that ended segregation…

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