HRW urges Bolivia to not lower its minimum age of employment

SUCRE, Bolivia, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Lowering Bolivia's minimum age of employment is "counterproductive" to ending poverty in the country, the Human Rights Watch says.

Drones: Say it with figures

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Attacking drones, the most effective counter-terrorism tool the United States has found thus far, is a new cause celebre among progressive public intellectuals and major segments of the media.
AMITAI ETZIONI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Groups say U.S. weak on child soldier ban

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Human rights groups charge the United States still gives military aid to countries with child soldiers nearly four years after Congress put a ban in place.
U.S. chided for aid to unsavory regimes

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NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A decision from Washington to provide military aid to countries known to use child soldiers is abominable, said Human Rights Watch.

Consider age, HRW says of Khadr plea

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Washington needs to consider the age of Canadian militant Omar Khadr when handing down a sentence Wednesday, Human Rights Watch said.
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Armey: Cheney misled me on Iraq

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Vice President Dick Cheney gave former House Majority Leader Dick Armey misleading information to win his support for the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a book says.

Washington Post wins 6 Pulitzers

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- The Washington Post won six Pulitzer prizes when winners were announced in New York Monday.

New Yorker writer leads Polk Award winners

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- New York's Long Island University announced this year's George Polk Awards for excellence in journalism in 14 categories, led by a writer for the New Yorker.

Junta accused of recruiting child soldiers

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Myanmar’s military junta is forcibly recruiting children, some as young as 10, to meet its military staffing shortage, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Group says girls face daily safety risks

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- A U.S.-based human rights group is marking International Women's Day with a call for greater protections for girls.

Report: Sri Lanka condones child soldiers

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan government is knowingly allowing rebels to abduct children and train them as guerrillas, Human Rights Watch said in a report from New York.

Child soldier recruitment goes on

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Friday the use of child soldiers in Myanmar has not stopped, with the government resorting to coercion and force to recruit them.

Jo Becker is an award-winning journalist, currently an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Formerly with the Washington Post, she won, with Barton Gellman, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Ms. Becker and Mr. Gellman won the prize with a series of articles titled Angler, which explored the role of Vice President Dick Cheney. (Angler was a Cheney Secret Service codename.)

She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado.

She worked for the St. Petersburg Times, the Concord Monitor and the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, before starting at the Washington Post in 2000. She covered local and state politics then joined the investigative projects team. She now works at The New York Times as an investigative reporter, where she has written extensively about the backgrounds of the 2008 presidential candidates and the 2008 financial crisis.

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