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· October, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from October, 2011

31 October 2011

Taiwan: Photos from the LGBT Pride Parade 2011 in Taipei

On October 29, more than 50,000 people joined the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride parade in Taipei, which is the biggest in Asia. This year was the 9th parade since 2003....

China’s Stability Machine and the Detention of Chen Guangcheng

As waves of visits to fight for the release of China's blind activist Chen Guangcheng are turned back by the violence organized by the local government, Chinese bloggers explore the...

Russia: The Data Leak War and Other Pre-Election Surprises

RuNet Echo

Current online political activity in Russia points to information warfare occurring between independent civil-society groups or remnants of 'traditional' political opposition, against various government officials and pro-government youth movements.

Cuba: Off-Colour Remark in Red Light District

Saudi Arabia: Poverty Video Vloggers Released

Around two weeks ago, Saudi Arabian authorities arrested three young video bloggers Firas Buqna, Hussam Al-Darwish and Khaled Al-Rasheed for producing an episode of their show Malub Alena about poverty...

Cuba: Members of “Las Damas” Detained

Trinidad & Tobago: Role of the Telecommunications Authority

Russia: Izhevsk City Manager Caught on Camera Talking About Election Bribery

China: Open letter to Relativity Media

China: Woman activist beaten by local thugs and police officer

30 October 2011

Brazil: Mobilization Against Racism Towards Indigenous Peoples

Egypt: Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Detained for 15 Days

Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah has been detained for 15 days, after refusing to be interrogated. He appeared at the Military Prosecutor, along with fellow activist Bahaa...

29 October 2011

Yemen: VP Hadi Leaves to the US for Treatment!

Today's main headline in Yemen was the sudden departure of Vice President Abdu Rabbu Mansoor Hadi to the US for medical treatment. Hadi's absence adds a new snag to the...

Myanmar Netizens to BBC: Apologize Now

Some Myanmar netizens are asking BBC to apologize for publishing an ‘inaccurate' map of Myanmar's ethnic groups. BBC has already updated the map but netizens still want a formal apology

D.R. of Congo/U.S.A: Conflict-Free: A Growing Movement

Africa: On Cutting Aid to Countries Violating LGBTI Rights

Ukraine: “We Are Europeans”

Ordinary Ukrainians are using citizen media and social networks to voice their commitment to European values and organize rallies in support of Ukraine's European orientation. Veronica Khokhlova reports.

Angola: Voice of America Correspondent in Cabinda Threatened

Algeria: Thoughts on Gaddafi's Death

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