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27 October 2008

Stories from 27 October 2008

Environment: Ethiopia looks to Wind Power

Bangladesh, India: Things that make your children taller, stronger and sharper

Recently two advertisements of childrens food products made by Nestlé and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) aired by a Bangladeshi television channel were banned in UK. The Bangladeshi private TV channel NTV (not...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Crisis?

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Political Differences

Guyana: Social Services

Barbados, U.S.A.: Behind Barack

Guyana, Suriname: River Dispute

Armenia: Madrid Principles

Taiwan: Protest to defend Sovereignty

China: Rumors and Authorities

South Korea: Homophobia

China: “Criminal” with Human Rights Award

Last week (Oct 23) it was announced that the European Parliaments’ Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been awarded to Chinese political activist Hu Jia. On the other hand,...

China: To be Dead or Not? Amnesty Appeal for Cop-killer

Scores of scholars and journalists appealed of an amnesty for cop-killer Yangjia, arguing it can be a great time to launch a repeal of death sentence. But opposite voices argued...

Chile: The 1985 Meeting Between McCain and Pinochet

In 1985, a U.S. Congressman named John McCain traveled to Chile and met with dictator Augusto Pinochet. The previously unreported meeting was revealed by journalist John Dinges, who published the...