Emanuel Stoakes

Emanuel Stoakes is a UK and New Zealand based freelance journalist. His work typically addresses issues pertaining to war, human rights and/or social justice. He has produced work for The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Huffington Post and Empirical magazine among others.

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Bahrainis on an anti-government protest in May

Hussain Jawad's detainment and torture highlights Britain's shameless stance on Bahraini rights

The UK has not only failed to issue meaningful condemnation of the Gulf state's abuse, it has significantly deepened its alliance with Manama

Bahrain's detention of Maryam Al-Khawaja is an affront to justice everywhere

If the British Government really values human rights, it cannot remain silent

A Burma in thrall to extremists risks becoming a death sentence for the Rohingya minority

This year looks set to be the most fraught in a long time for the already highly imperilled ethnic group

Snowden's revelations have sparked outrage about the scope of government snooping (Reuters)

Why the Government must face up to Edward Snowden's growing indictment of state surveillance

So far we have not had the upfront debate the seriousness of this issue deserves

Seleka soldiers race through Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, as gunfire and mortar rounds erupt, when at least 105 people were killed in sectarian violence

This time, it's a crisis in the Central African Republic that we're not paying attention to

The need for action is urgent, the reporting almost non-existent

Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon, last month

Aung San Suu Kyi is only the latest to fail the Rohingya. More of this and the result will be genocide

Various political powers are shirking responsibility - including the British Government

Britain surely knows how bad things are for Burma's minorities. So why do we maintain diplomatic relations?

The freeing of political prisoners by Thein Sein is more PR than a sign of change

A TV screen shows Edward Snowden appearing on the news, at a restaurant in Hong Kong

Edward Snowden reminds us just how vital whistleblowers are to a healthy society

The least we can do is protest the mistreatment of these figures who tell us what we need to know

The Verizon phone record sweep is ‘nowhere near constitutional’, says ACLU - who could disagree?

This is only the latest erosion of civil liberties from the Obama administration

Rohingya Muslims displaced from their homes by communal violence

Serious ethical questions surround the west’s deepening of ties with Burma. It is time to adjust policy.

The government's image might have improved, it's human rights record has not

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