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Hi, this is Michelle. The Wall Street Journal has revealed damning allegations against the WEF and its boss that go against the very things the business organisation proclaims to stand for.

Rights campaigners tell of the pressures they face in their war-affected countries. And a hunger catastrophe is unfolding in Nigeria.

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Michelle Langrand


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Klaus Schwab, founder and executive hairman of the World Economic Forum, uring a online edition of the Davos ummit, 26 January 2021. Keystone/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

👔 Exclusive: Behind Davos, claims of a toxic workplace. Employees accuse Klaus Schwab and his entourage of sexual harassment, racist comments and discrimination against pregnant women as the World Economic Forum’s founder gets ready to step aside. The forum denies any wrong doing. Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal🔒 (EN)

📢 Silence, threats, burnout – challenges for human rights defenders in times of war. Activists from Ukraine and Israel, in Geneva for the Human Rights Council, share what it’s like to work in conflict-affected settings.

Swissinfo (EN)

🍼Child malnutrition crisis in Nigeria amid rural violence and soaring food inflation. Médecins Sans Frontières is overwhelmed with a growing number of children needing treatment for acute malnutrition as 31 million Nigerians go hungry.

The Guardian (EN)

Athletes who are ‘human rights defenders’ need protection, says UN. The UN rights chief Volker Türk noted that athletes often denounce abuses in their sports at great risk for themselves and their careers.

Reuters (EN)

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