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24 August 2009

Stories from 24 August 2009

Afghanistan: Reportages on Children

  24 August 2009

Onne Parl offers a series of posts about children living in the provinces of Afghanistan, featuring a post about the place of religion in high school education, about regular school for street children and about life of kids in the traditional rural economy.

Afghanistan: Televised Presidential Debates

  24 August 2009

Safrang reviews the Afghanistan's presidential TV debates, organized by the the national TV (RTA) and radio RFE/RL. For the first time in history, the incumbent president together with two contenders were publicly responding to the questions and each other's criticism.

South Korea: Why Does Korea Not Accept Refugees?

  24 August 2009

Korea Beat translated a newspapers opinion piece on “Why does Korea not accept refugees?”. According to the article, from 1994 to last June a total of 2,336 people have applied for recognition as displaced persons, with just 116 of them receiving such recognition.

Armenia: Homophobia turns deadly

  24 August 2009

Even if homosexuality was decriminalized in Armenia in 2002, society remains largely intolerant and traditional in its values. With blogs providing LGBT activists with a medium through which to voice their concerns, such fears can now be highlighted more openly than before.

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