The arrest of two of Bangladesh's foremost human rights activists has brought to light the country's severe crackdown on journalists and NGOs.
For doctors like South African Venessa Naidoo, working in war-torn Syria means providing life-saving treatment to the needy is a daily struggle.
Rape has become an accepted form of punishment for those in prison. Civil society groups say correctional services is doing nothing to change that.
The Cape Town government may shut down a facility that gives hope to boys whom society has shunned. Ilham Rawoot reports.
In February 2011, there were 861 children in prison, under the age of 18, and 54 075 youth between the ages of 18 and 25.
The correctional services department owes about R1.3-billion in damages to prisoners and former inmates for bodily injury and rape while in prison.
Berlin is a creative hub and even in the most Sandtonesque area, Friedrichstrasse, home of the Reichstag, there is not a suit in sight.
South Africa's arms exports show that human rights are not a priority when the government takes decisions on trade policy, according to arms experts.
The story of a ruined man's lone legal battle reveals the dangerous conditions that prevail at the Western Cape prison.
The thing Teboho Edkins wants you to know about his film, 'Gangster Project', is that "it is not a film about gangsters, it is a film with gangsters".