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· October, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from 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

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

babalu is appalled by a remark that Mariela Castro (director of Cuba's National Center for Sexual Education) makes in an interview with Radio Netherlands during a visit to the red...

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

Uncommon Sense learns that “ten members of the Laura Pollan Damas De Blanco…were among severa dissidents arrested in Santiago de Cuba as they tried to gather for Mass” yesterday morning.

Trinidad & Tobago: Role of the Telecommunications Authority

Plain Talk suggests that the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is abdicating its responsibility in light of the recent national broadcast of the rape of a child and the...

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

Udmurtia.tv publishes a video [ru] of Denis Agashin, Izhevsk city manager, telling the representatives of veteran organizations that the next year's financial support will depend on the results of “United...

China: Open letter to Relativity Media

C Custer wrote an open letter to Relativity Media, a Hollywood Film Producer, criticizing its plan to cooperate with the Linyi government to shoot a movie there. Linyi government has...

China: Woman activist beaten by local thugs and police officer

Tom Lasseter interviewed Wang Xuezhen, a woman activist beaten by local thugs when she tried to visit Chen Guangcheng. She was slapped by a police officers when she reported on...

Brazil: Mobilization Against Racism Towards Indigenous Peoples

Following the occupation of the Belo Monte construction site, socio-environmental student Robson Fernando, from the blog Consciência, denounces [pt] racist comments left ​​by readers of Folha de São Paulo on...

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...

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

Alex Hellmuth and Tracy Fehr looks the growing conflict-free minerals movement in the US: “The progress made by Congo activists earlier this month in the state of California, the city...

Africa: On Cutting Aid to Countries Violating LGBTI Rights

Statement of African social justice activists on the decision of the British government to “cut aid” to African countries that violate the rights of LGBTI people in Africa: “We, the...

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

Voice of America reported that three armed men broke into the backyard of its correspondent in the Angola enclave Cabinda, saying they were looking for José Manuel. He was not...

Algeria: Thoughts on Gaddafi's Death

American-Algerian blogger Kal, at The Moor Next Door, shares some thoughts on the death of Libya's dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Trinidad & Tobago: Outcry over Airing of Child Assault Video

Women Speak is outraged by a local television show which “aired video footage of a 13 year old girl being beaten and raped” and wants the show off the air;...

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