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· May, 2013

Stories about Human Rights from May, 2013

16 May 2013

Chinese Government Bans Seven ‘Speak-Not’ Subjects

A prominent Chinese law professor recently revealed in his microblog on popular Twitter-like site Sina Weibo that the Chinese government has imposed a policy on university professors instructing them not...

15 May 2013

INFOGRAPHIC: The Forced Exile of Palestinians

In commemoration of Nakba Day, the ‘Visualizing Palestine’ graphic team have released their latest infographic entitled “An ongoing displacement” which “quantitatively catalogues the multiple dimensions of Palestinian displacement and loss...

Muslim TV Anchor Faces Backlash in India Over ‘Uncivilized’ Veil Comment

A female anchor for a popular Malayalam-language television channel in the southern Indian state of Kerala is facing a firestorm of criticism after she called the Muslim practice of women...

Online Journalism In Nepal To Be Regulated

14 May 2013

Yemen: Focus on Education!

In a country where the illiteracy rate of both sexes (15 years and above) is almost 40 per cent, education and the empowerment of the women and youth is an...

Obama Graduation Speech Sparks Debate In China: What Is Citizenship?

Last week, a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama on the value of engaged citizenship made waves in Chinese social media.

13 May 2013

Interview: Chadian Blogger and Journalist Expelled from Senegal to Guinea

The Senegalese government expelled Chadian journalist and blogger Makaila Nguebla on May 8, 2013, sending him to Guinea. He explained his situation in an interview with Global Voices' Anna Guèye.

‘Syria Untold': The Storytelling of the Syrian Revolution

Syria Untold is a new independent digital media project exploring the storytelling of the Syrian struggle and the country's diverse forms of resistance. The project will be partnering with Global...

‘Black 505’ Post-Election Rallies Spread in Malaysia

The Opposition-led ‘Black 505’ rallies are spreading in Malaysia. In the past week, hundreds of thousands gathered in Kuala Lumpur and in other parts of the country to protest the...

Ukraine's Freedom Party Crusades Against Gay Pride Parade

On May 25, Ukraine will once again attempt to hold its first gay pride parade ever. The previous attempt failed a year ago, when the event was cancelled shortly before...

12 May 2013

Is Iran's Most Believable Presidential Candidate a Fictional Character?

The iron fist of Iran's regime allows no chance for opposition candidates to run in the presidential election, but in the virtual realm, a new graphic novel character is the...

Peru: “Freedom Camp” Raises Awareness of Possible TPP Consequences

Advox

The "Campamento por la Libertad" ("Freedom Camp") took place last weekend in Lima, focusing on raising awareness of the consequences that the signing and implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement...

11 May 2013

Efraín Ríos Montt Found Guilty of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Guatemalan de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. The 86-year-old former General was sentenced to 80 years in prison. This landmark verdict...

9 May 2013

Fight Against Ritual Killings Gears Up in Gabon

The discovery of a young girl's mutilated body on a beach in Gabon's capital city of Libreville has renewed the fight in the Central African country against the superstitious practice...

A Sad Story of a Nepali Migrant Worker

Watchdog Social Media Monitor Pakistan's Historic Elections

As Pakistan nears its first democratic transition of power with the country's historic elections only days away, social media is empowering Pakistanis to take a more active role in the...

Northern Brazil Peace Rally Pushes Back Against Rising Violence

With posters and banners crying out for peace, and much criticism for the violence threatening the neighborhood youth, hundreds of people - students, teachers, community leaders, artists and supporters -...

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