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· August, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from August, 2011

24 August 2011

Ukraine: “Proper” vs “Improper” Journalism

Croatia, Serbia: A Flag of Friendship

Two young adults from Croatia and Serbia have created a mixed Serbo-Croatian flag, as a gesture of reconciliation between the two countries. Some netizens have condemned the initiative, others seem...

Trinidad & Tobago: More Questions on State of Emergency

As the State of Emergency continues in Trinidad and Tobago, the government's communication efforts about it continue to be muddled at best: Is it limited or national? Is there a...

Cuba: Female Activists Detained

Mauritania: 13 Activists against Child Trafficking Arrested

China: Chinese Lawyer Reveals Details of 108-Day Detention

22 August 2011

Trinidad and Tobago: Debating a State of Emergency

On Sunday 21 August, the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared a national state of emergency to deal with the violent crime that has afflicted the Caribbean nation in recent...

Russia: Memories of 1991

Russia, Libya: RT's Coverage of the Conflict

Iran: “Tonight, the Islamic Regime's Generals will Have Nightmares”

Several Iranian cyber activists celebrated the victory of anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces in Libya, and compared it with the situations in Iran and Syria. They shared in the joy of liberation...

20 August 2011

Colombia: Football Federation Rejects ‘Bolillo’ Gómez's Resignation as Head Coach

The Colombian Football Federation has rejected the resignation of Hernán Darío Gómez (‘Bolillo’) as head coach of the national football team which he presented after hitting a woman. On social...

Somalia: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan In Mogadishu

Brazil: Construction Starts on Controversial Belo Monte Dam

Despite the protesting voices of indigenous populations and traditional settlers of Volta Grande do Xingu region, construction on Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric plant has begun. Protests against the project will...

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