HONOURING ONE OF THE BRAVEST JOURNALISTS OF THE WORLD

Clarissa Ward is CNN’s chief international correspondent based in London. Recently Clarissa reporting fearlessly live on the ground from Afghanistan and has shown incredible bravery. For more than 15 years, Clarissa has reported from front lines across the world from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen to Ukraine to Georgia and Iran. She’s one of the great references of the profession and deserves to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom as a direct witness to the fall of Kabul.

Clarissa has won multiple awards for her reporting:

AFGHANISTAN: THE FAILED STATE SCENARIO

How will the Taliban govern and what can be done to protect the nearly 38 to 40 million people that will now remain in Afghanistan under the Taliban’s rule. The Taliban are inheriting a failed state in a deep economic crisis.

ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFUGEES, ASYLUM SEEKERS AND DISPLACED PERSONS

PRESS FREEDOM IN THE EU

Source: RSF Reporters Without Borders

Based on the following Indicators

AFGHANISTAN: A COLOSSAL WASTE OF LIVES

  1. 1 million Afghans were killed by Soviets between 1979 an 1989.
  2. The Soviets lost 13,310 soldiers and had 35,478 wounded
  3. Since 2001, at least 47,245 civilians have been killed in the war
  4. The Afghan military and police are estimated to have lost between 66,000 and 69, 000 soldiers
  5. 2.7 million Afghans have fled abroad mostly to Iran, Pakistan and Europe. . Another 4 million are displaced within the country.
  6. The number of rebels, including Taliban fighters killed is estimated to be 84, 191

GNI PER CAPITA IN EUROPE

 

Source: World Bank

The GNI per capita is the dollar value of a country's final income in a year, divided by its population. It should be reflecting the average before tax income of a country's citizens. All data is in U.S. dollars.

THE GLOBAL METHANE INITIATIVE (GMI)

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is a voluntary, multilateral partnership that aims to reduce global methane emissions and to advance the abatement, recovery, and use of methane as a clean energy source. GMI achieves this goal by creating an international network of partner governments, private sector members, development banks, universities and nongovernmental organizations to conduct assessments, build capacity, create partnerships, and share information to facilitate project development for methane reduction in GMI Partner Countries.

REGULATING AND CURBING METHANE EMISSIONS

Since methane, in addition to aggravating the climate crisis, deteriorates air quality and with it human health, it is urgent to act to curb its emissions.

Civil society must demand that governments efficiently regulate methane emissions from the hydrocarbon industry and other sectors such as coal mining and industrial livestock. In addition, we must demand the monitoring of emissions, as well as the production and dissemination of timely information about methane’s damage to our air quality.

IPCC REALITY CHECK REPORT

Source: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 9 August 2°21

Unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.

EU SANCTIONS AGAINST BELARUS

  1. Prohibition to directly or indirectly sell, supply, transfer or export to anyone in Belarus equipment, technology or software intended primarily for use in the monitoring or interception of the internet and of telephone communications, and dual-use goods and technologies for military use and to specified persons, entities or bodies in Belarus.
  2. Trade in petroleum products, potassium chloride ('potash'), and goods used for the production or manufacturing of tobacco products is restricted.

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