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Stefan Simanowitz

Stefan Simanowitz

Stefan Simanowitz is media manager for Amnesty International responsible for Europe.He was freelance journalist for many years, reporting from Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia for numerous publications and some broadcasters.He has always been a campaigner and has worked for organisations including UNICEF, the ANC, NCVO, Citizens Advice, Liberty, ARVAC and Save the Children.
South Africa 25: The day the state was no longer an enemy of the people
South Africa 25: The day the state was no longer an enemy of the people
Twenty-five years ago,  South Africa went to the polls in elections that would bring Nelson Mandela to power, ending 350 years of white...
FiSahara - The world's most remote film festival
FiSahara - The world's most remote film festival
As the great and the good of the world's film industry prepared to descend on Cannes last week, a very different film festival was coming to a...
Deep Read: The power of the hunger strike
Deep Read: The power of the hunger strike
While the hunger strike may have made its greatest political gains in the 20th century helping to expose injustice, overturn prejudice and even...
Shooting fires up Western Sahara
Shooting fires up Western Sahara
While on a tour aimed at reviving talks between the two sides in one of the world's longest running conflicts, Christopher Ross, the United Nations...
Western Sahara and the tide of history
Western Sahara and the tide of history
In 1960 the United Nations adopted resolution 1514 which stated that all people have a right to self-determination and that colonialism should be...
Voting in a country that doesn't exist
Voting in a country that doesn't exist
Somaliland voters braved al-Qaeda threats to engage in "the devil's practice" -- but the result of the poll won't be recognised outside the...
A tragedy for Western Sahara
A tragedy for Western Sahara
Anyone who has seen Hunger, Steve McQueen's harrowing film about the Maze prison hunger strike, will have some idea of just how horrific...