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· January, 2008

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2008

Russia: German Sadulayev's Appeal

Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.

Estonia: Fewer Stateless People

Itching for Eestimaa reports that the number of Estonia's stateless persons continues to decrease.

Serbia, Albania: Kosovo Rapper

BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.

Kyrgyzstan: Human rights situation deteriorating

Asel writes that human rights activists are voicing concerns over the increased number of ungrounded arrests in Kyrgyztsan.

Afghanistan: Journalist in Danger

Nasim Fekratْ urges action on the death threats that are addressed to Basir Ahang, 27, an independent journalist who was directly involved in the release of Gabriele Torsello, the Italian...

China: Internet Privacy

Vincent points out that many social networking sites have violated the protection of privacy. For example the fact that spokeo.com can track down hundreds of friends’ online activities via their...

Saudi Arabia: Women Right's Group Soon

Lou from Saudi Arabia reports that her country will establish a women's rights group.

Russia: Khodorkovsky on Hunger Strike

Robert Amsterdam posts updates on Mikhail Khodorkovsky's hunger strike in protest against the treatment of jailed former Yukos executive Vasily Alexanyan – here and here.

Russia: Internet Regulations

Perspectives on the new Russia writes about the Russian government's plans to regulate the internet.

European Court of Human Rights Condemns France on Homosexual Adoption

In Martinique, Le Blog de Moi doesn't know whether to vomit or dying laughing from some of the online commentary surrounding the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to condemn...

Afghanistan: Ongoing Culture Wars

Safrang reports on the continuing disturbing developments in the case of Perwiz Kambakhsh, the young Afghan student of journalism who has been sentenced to death by a primary court for...

Blog for a Cause!: The Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy

Blog for a Cause!: The Global Voices Guide of Blog Advocacy explains how activists can use blogs as part of campaigns against injustice around the world. Blogging can help activists...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Against Division

Balkanizer comes up with “an argument against the division of Bosnia-Herzegovina.”

Belarus, Latvia: “Ploshcha”

Marginalia watches Ploshcha (“The Square”), a film about the March 2006 mass protests in Minsk – “and watching it is a good way to mark Ceauşescu's birthday and Suharto's death”...

Bahrain: Are Gulf Arabs Lazy?

Earlier this week the Bahraini Labour Minister Majid Al Alawi was interviewed in the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, and in the interview he said that the Gulf was facing an...

D.R. of Congo: tough questions abound

Tough questions abound in the Democratic Republic of Congo as bloggers discuss, among other issues, the recent peace agreement in eastern Congo.

South Korea: Cry from a Nepalese Migrant Worker

Suwash Budathoki, a Nepalese citizen, was arrested in the S. Korean capital Seoul on July 7, 2007 and now struggling to overcome his ill-health in Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center. IBMK...

Russia: Cost of Living

Sean's Russia Blog writes about different people's ideas of what the cost of living in Moscow is.

Azerbaijan: Ethnic Novelist

Window on Eurasia says that a book by ethnic Azerbaijani author Eduard Bagirov is causing a stir as a best seller throughout the Russian Federation. In particular, notes the blog,...

Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in...

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