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· December, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from December, 2010

23 December 2010

Caucasus: The Year in Review

With 2011 nearly upon us, the year in new and social media in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia during 2010 was surprisingly positive. So, what did the past year hold in...

Belarus: More on the Post-Election Situation

Russia: Media Coverage of Manezh Riots

21 December 2010

Pakistan: Protesting the (mis)handling of a Gang Rape Case

Australia: Asylum Seeker Boat Tragedy Shocks Nation

A boat carrying up to 100 Iranian, Iraqi and Kurdish asylum seekers crashed into sharp cliffs off Christmas Island in Australia on December 15 killing at least 30 people. The...

Cuba: Making a Difference

Honduras: Human Rights Watch Releases Report on Abuses After 2009 Coup

Guatemala: International Commission Against Impunity Extended to 2013

2010 Chinese blogosphere: Peace and conflict

The top stories among Chinese communities in Northeast Asia in 2010 can be summarized in two words: Peace and Conflict.

20 December 2010

Cuba: Economics or People?

Cuba: More Top 10

Côte d'Ivoire: Ivorian Internet Users Fear a New Era of Terror in Abidjan

The political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire is getting increasingly violent. According to the UN, 50 people were killed and 200 injured for the past three days. Traditional media were shunned...

19 December 2010

Belarus: Presidential Election Day Ends in Protests and Crackdown

RuNet Echo

December 19, the 2010 presidential election day in Belarus, ended in mass protests, arrests and violent clashes with the riot police in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Below is a...

Chile: Prison Fire Sparks Debate on Social Networking Sites

A fire in a prison in San Miguel in Santiago, Chile, which killed more than 80 prisoners after one of its towers caught fire, caused mixed reactions on social networks....

18 December 2010

Kosovo, Serbia: Kosovo's PM Accused of Human Organ Trade

Allegations of Kosovo leadership's wartime involvement in the trafficking of human organs were first made public in 2008 - and have re-surfaced now, in a report prepared by a Council...