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Maher Arar launches online human-rights magazine

Maher Arar, a software engineer until his removal to Syria, is now an online publisher.

Prism Magazine: The Security Practices Monitor launched in mid-January. It offers articles on human rights and national security, written by Canadian, American and British experts in law, journalism, and human rights.

They include Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Jeff Sallot; Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International's English Canada branch; Margaret Satterthwaite of the New York University School of Law; and Amir Attaran, professor in law and medicine at the University of Ottawa.

The most recent article, by Alex Neve, looks ahead to the coming decade "with slight reason to feel hopeful that the security pendulum is very slowly starting to swing back towards human rights.."

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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