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· March, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from March, 2011

31 March 2011

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Towards Partition

Jamaica: The Sea & Radioactivity

Haiti: Monsanto's Agenda

Cuba: Meeting Carter

Honduras: Security Forces in Denial Over Human Rights Violations

Russia: Voting For The BOBs Blog Award Has Started

RuNet Echo

On march 22, 2011 voting for "The Best Of Blogs" Awards, event annually organized by German media corporation Deutsche Welle, started. The award is getting more popular every year. This...

Taiwan: Nuclear Waste on Orchid Island

In 1974, the Taiwan Atomic Energy Council decided to store nuclear waste on Taiwan's Orchid Island, where the indigenous Tao people have lived for generations. More than twenty years have...

China: Crackdown on Activists and Opinion Leaders

Brazil: On Opening the Archives of the Dictatorship

A collective blogging was called to demand the opening of the archives of the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985), responsible for torturing of thousands and for killing 380 Brazilians. Of these,...

Macedonia, Bulgaria: Facing Hate Speech

Two NGOs, from Macedonia and from Bulgaria, have published an analysis of the Macedonian-Bulgarian hate speech in the traditional and new media.

30 March 2011

Sudan: A road accident does not cause a revolution

China: Disappearance of human rights activists

Bahrain: Prominent Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif Arrested

Shortly after 3am local time, prominent Bahraini blogger Mahmood al-Yousif was arrested in his home. Before leaving with police officers, the blogger tweeted, "The police are here for me." His...

Egypt: Demo to Free Mohamed Radwan

29 March 2011

Philippines: TV Host Accused of Child Exploitation

Netizens from the Philippines want authorities to address what they believe was a case of child exploitation on prime time TV when a child was encouraged by a program host...

Nigeria: Remember Saro-Wiwa

Cuba: More on Carter

Syria: Complexity Behind the Protests

Unrest in Syria enters its second week, as anti-government protests continue in their bid to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Whilst it may seem that the unrest in Syria is a...

Afghanistan: Leaked Photos Unveil “Repugnancies” Committed by US Army

On March 21, 2011, the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel released three horrific photos of Afghan civilians killed by a group of United States soldiers. Bloggers have reacted to...

Taiwan: Anti-Nuclear Protesters’ Lonely Quest

A fourth nuclear power plant is currently under construction in Taiwan, in Gongliao town, just 40 km away from the capital Taipei. In 1988, eight years after the Taiwan Power Company...

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