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Wednesday, 9 November 2022

COP27 + human rights continues to dominates the coverage on the third day of the summit

Surprising no one, the foreign press is still focused on COP27 and human rights this morning: Reuters and the Financial Times are giving some ink to the unveiling of Egypt’s adaptation agenda (pdf) yesterday, though discussion about the controversial topic of loss and damage still seems to be getting most of the column inches, with the Associated Press, Reuters and Time among the outlets giving the subject attention.

But as ever, the focus is less on climate than it is on our human rights record: Yesterday it was UN Human Rights chief Volker Türk and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to raise concerns about the treatment of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah. Scholz is the latest world leader after the UK prime minister and French president yesterday to discuss Abdel Fattah with President El Sisi, leading AFP to suggest that international pressure is mounting on Cairo to act.

Reuters, BBC and CBS News all cover Türk’s appeal for his immediate release, while more outlets have coverage of a press conference given by Abdel Fattah’s sister, Sanaa Seif, at COP27 yesterday. Rep. Amr Darwish was reportedly booted out of the room after he started shouting at Seif. (Associated Press | The Guardian | Sky News | DW | New York Times).

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