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· August, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from August, 2011

Colombia: Art NGOs Receive Threat from Paramilitary Group

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Is Mexican Society Violent by Nature?

This summary of our Blog Carnival: Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs looks at what Mexican bloggers think about their society which is sometimes described as violent by nature. Bloggers...

China: 77-year-old female kneels down, naked, in front of courthouse to protest land grab

India: Reaction To The Kashmir Mass Graves

India: Acid Survivor Denied Access To Mumbai College

Latin America: Remembering the Missing on the International Day of the Disappeared

Cuba: Sixth Sunday vs. Women

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving a Life

Cuba: Las Damas & the Archbishop

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Citizen Media on the Scene

This second post reporting on the 2011 Blog Carnival, summarizes opinions of Mexican bloggers on the way media covers violence, and above all, on the role of citizen media in...

Philippines: Human Rights Documentation Project

Spain: Racism and Intolerance Advance Relentlessly

In Europe, xenophobia advances at an immense rate. Author Ana Lucía Sá writes about the situation of immigrants in Spain, the invisibility of the issue of racism and hate crimes...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Verbalizing the Violence

Our first 2011 Blog Carnival had the theme "Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs". In this first part of the final summary, we showcase what Mexican bloggers thought about past...

China: Soaring number of female political prisoners

Cameroon: Deeply homophobic laws

Egypt: Victories of Civilians Against Military Trials

Activists are pulling all the stops online - and on the ground - to draw attention to civilians put on trial in military courts, following the Egyptian revolution. Nermeen Edrees...

Bahrain: “By our silence we also incur a share in the guilt”

Cuba: Woman Evicted

Cambodia: Prey Sar Prison Blog

Trinidad and Tobago: State of Emergency, Day 4

With a national state of emergency — declared by the government to combat rising crime — now in its fourth day, bloggers and other social media users in Trinidad and...

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