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· January, 2014

Stories about War & Conflict from January, 2014

17 January 2014

Remembering Congolese Leader Patrice Lumumba's Struggle Against Colonialism

Iconic freedom fighter Patrice Émery Lumumba was the first democratically elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was executed 53 years ago.

Two Opposite Arguments on Whether CAR Crisis is a Religious Conflict

14 January 2014

Aitezaz Hasan, Pakistan's Young Hero Who Took on a Suicide Bomber to Save his School

"We don’t need more Aitzazs’. Not one or one million. What we need is to be worthy of the one we lost."

13 January 2014

How New Interim President Nguendet Can Bring Stability Back to CAR

Murder of Former Miss Venezuela Reignites Discussion About Violent Crime

Actress Mónica Spear, her ex-husband and her five year old daughter were attacked by thieves on a Venezuelan highway. Spear and her ex-husband were killed.

10 January 2014

The Press in Honduras Confronts Violence

Journalists interviewed by Fundación MEPI said that reporting about violence is difficult due to the lack of safety mechanisms, little access to timely official reports and fear of retaliation.

9 January 2014

Hindus Attacked in Bangladesh for ‘Crime’ of Voting

"Wasn't the election for everybody? So why are Hindus being targeted? Or did only Hindus vote? So are they not free to exercise their rights?"

‘Just Bloody Pictures': Crime Reporting in Honduras

Fundación MEPI monitored and analyzed crime reporting during 2012 to identify how the Honduran press works and to determine the level of self-censorship that could exist in this country.

8 January 2014

Reason for President of Central African Republic Djotodia Imminent Resignation

Honduran Journalists Use Sensationalised Crime Reporting as a Safety Measure

Honduras has become the ideal transit spot for international drug traffickers. Reporting about crime under this environment has become increasingly dangerous.

6 January 2014

Slim Voter Turnout, Violence Mark Bangladesh's Opposition-Less Elections

Amid violence that left 18 dead, only between 10 and 40 percent of voters made it to the polls, down from the high 87 percent in the last parliamentary elections.

5 January 2014

More Than 100 Schools Torched in Anti-Election Violence in Bangladesh

"If you cripple the nation in the name of protest, how will you take this country forward?"

As Afghanistan Faces a Critical Year, President Karzai Plays a “Risky Game”

As Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai is dragging his feet on the new security pact with the United States, many believe that he is playing a dangerous game.

4 January 2014

154 Elected in Bangladesh Before Any Votes Are Cast

So many parties are boycotting the upcoming general election, that most of the winners have already been decided.

3 January 2014

Lebanon: I Am Not A Martyr

Lebanon's #NotaMartyr campaign pays tribute to innocent victims of violence and to show that the Lebanese want change.