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· November, 2008

Stories about Human Rights from November, 2008

India: Who are they, and what is the Media saying?

Smoke Signals slams the mainstream media coverage of the event, as the television screens are filled with almost panic inducing sequences, and hurried question and answer sessions. At the time...

Cuba: Youth Activist Jailed

Dominica: Sexual Offences Act

Thailand: Protesters occupy airports

Thousands of anti-government protesters have occupied Bangkok’s two airports which paralyzed air travel in Thailand. The protesters want the elected government to be removed.

Ukraine: Daily Posts on Street Children

Russia: More on Mikhail Beketov's Case

Egypt: Locking Al Azhar students in the dark ages!

Al Azhar English Training Center is funded through a partnership agreement between Al Azhar University, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Global Opportunities Fund and the British Council. The Center was...

Iraq: Rape Victims Ignored

Impressions of an Egyptian Blogger in Cape Town

Egypt: Riots as Police Kill Bird Seller

Armenia: Bloggers Throw Funeral at Georgian Embassy

Carrying a black casket labeled “The Newborn Georgian Democracy,” a group of bloggers in Yerevan have marched toward the Georgian Embassy protesting what they call the destruction and desecration of...

Egypt: Police officers banned off university campus

In a historic court ruling, police are now banned from patrolling Cairo University's campus. Instead, the university will have to deploy civilian personal as security guards. Bloggers, who linked police...

Georgia: Armenian Church Scandal

With the ever strengthening power of the Orthodox Church in Georgia causing concern for democracy and human rights activists, bloggers were first to report on attempts to seize a derelict...

Is Secularism the answer to Egypt's Sectarianism?

Egypt has always been known as an Islamic country where Muslims, Christians, and Jews peacefully co-existed. Today this is no longer the case. Is secularism the solution? Following is an...

Jamaica: Punishable by Death

As a country struggling with spiraling rates of violent crime, Jamaica has voted to re-introduce the death penalty, despite appeals from Amnesty International and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The atmosphere on...

India: Political will, terrorism and Mumbai

Even as the unfolding hostage situation in Mumbai escalates, more reactions on the blogosphere – from India and other places. Desipundit has pulled in links from various blogs – highlighting...

Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago: Letter to Zoellick

Japan: Cooperation with Thailand for the Prisoners Transfer Program.

Sudan: Darfur and the Orphans of Mygoma

Sudanese bloggers on illegitimate children, Obama's victory, and the Muslim and Arab hypocrisy in regards to the Darfur conflict.

China: Human rights in the spotlight

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