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· September, 2007

Stories about Human Rights from September, 2007

Myanmar: “Oh yeah, everything is fine”

Myanmar blogger MoeMaKa Media writes about the need for consensus in statements made by Burmese citizens abroad in order to effectively support the struggle in Myanmar.

Taiwan: Whose land?

The indigenous Smangus people consider a wind-fall beech tree is in their territory, but the Forestry Bureau doesn't agree. Bloggers discuss, how do we decide who is the owner of...

Maldives: Facebook and blogs used to organize vigil to remember torture victim

On 19 September 2003 a conflict among some inmates of Maafushi Jail in the Maldives led to 12 of them being isolated from their cells. Among the isolated was Hassan...

Egypt: Ramadan Musings

It's fair to say the month of Ramadan provides a unique experience for all parties involved, the fasting followed by excessive eating, the excessive eating followed by excessive partying and...

Egypt: Muslim World Journal of Human Rights

Readers may be interested to know that Berkeley Press has just launched the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, notes The Arabist from Egypt.

Jamaica: Grateful Day

In light of the situation in Myanmar, Montego Bay Day By Day writes: “Although this little rock called Jamaica isn't perfect, I am indeed grateful that, as of this date,...

China: Bloggers side with Burmese monks

Chinese government talk of non-intervention in the violent crushing of democracy protests this week in the Myanmar capital Yangon hasn't resonated much with a number of high-profile Chinese bloggers, with...

Moldova: Transnistria 2

Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros posts the second installment on Transnistria.

Ukraine: Unresolved Cases

Mark MacKinnon writes about two unresolved cases that don't do any good to president Yushchenko's image at home and abroad: the 2000 murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze and Yushchenko's 2004...

Sri Lanka: Technology and Burma

LIRNEasia on technology giving the world a rare view of Myanmar's rage.

Bangladesh: Burma and Religion

Sadiq Alam on the situation in Burma. “Religious and Spiritual moral standpoint has given rise to many changes in human history in terms of revolutionary changes and justice.”

Cuba, Jamaica: Under Siege in Burma

Uncommon Sense blogs about the struggle in Burma, while Montego Bay Day By Day says: “Freedom is not a thing that is earned. It is a right that is obtained...

Korea: Stiffer for Sex Offenders?

In a major portal site in Korea, there is a section for ‘Today’s Debate.” One of the topics on the 25th of September was Korea’s launching of a new policy...

Bahrain: Top Notch Intelligence

“Our intelligence machine is the most sophisticated in the world, no expenses spared, the latest technology of smart cards and biometric identifying systems as well as the latest in surveillance...

Ukraine, the EU: Neighbors vs Members

Orange Ukraine writes: “Ukrainians are dealing with the difference between being a member of the EU and being an EU neighbor and they don't like it.”

Russia: Nashi

Darkness at Noon writes about the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi and the impact they may have on Russia's political development.

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging Against Abuse

“Abuse is all over, in many forms. If anything, citizen media can highlight abuse…”: KnowProSE.com gets a jump on Blog Against Abuse Day, which will be observed tomorrow.

Haiti: I'm Sorry

The Latin Americanist reports that “exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier has apologized for any ‘wrongs’ committed under his rule.”

Moldova: Transnistria Photos

Scraps of Moscow links to a photo project devoted to Transnistria and writes about the problem of “passportization” of the Transnistrian population.

Moldova: Trafficking in Women

Scraps of Moscow links to resources on trafficking in women in Moldova.

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