Posts Tagged Human rights and civil liberties

Ecclestone says 2016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix going ahead

Chief executive of the Formula One Bernie Ecclestone, left, talks to Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene prior to the start of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will make its debut next season, despite concerns over the country’s human rights record.

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Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

File-This March 8, 2011, file photo shows actor Ben Affleck testifying  before the House Foreign Affairs, Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Subcommittee hearing in Washington.  Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and the host of the show, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, say they didn’t censor the slave owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in the October segment, they said in separate statements posted on the PBS website. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series “Finding Your Roots” not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

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Study: Balotelli targeted by 4,000 racially abusive messages

A supporter wears a Mario Balotelli mask during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Newcastle at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Research by an anti-discrimination group shows that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been targeted by more than 4,000 racially abusive posts on social media this season.

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Puppies Attack: Hugo Awards reflect sci-fi/fantasy divide

In this March 18, 2014 file photo, author and co-executive producer George R. R. Martin attends HBO's "Game of Thrones" fourth season premiere in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it the invasion of the Sad Puppies.

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