16 July 2010

Stories from 16 July 2010

North Korea: Amnesty International Reveals Crumbling Health Care

  16 July 2010

A bleak picture of North Korea's disastrous health care system has revealed in Amnesty International's new a report “The Crumbling State of Health Care in North Korea” [Ko] disclosing a ‘dire’ situation where amputations are carried without anesthesia and hospitals suffer from a shortage of sterilized needles. English document available...

Russia: Heat to new highs

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about the extreme heatwaves that have hit Russia this summer, and the consequences of high temperature in a country not accustomed to tropical climate.

Russia: New Details About the National Search Engine

Russia is going develop the National Search Engine, Gazeta.ru writes [RUS]. Despite the recent denial [RUS] of such plans by minister Igor Schegolev, journalists published slides of a closed presentation of the project, defined as the “informational window of Russia” to the world. The  search engine, that will cost more than...

Croatia: Protests Continue Following Mass Arrests

Protests in Zagreb continued in spite of the attempted crackdown on Thursday. Croatian state TV reported [CRO] that police arrested 142 protesters so far, including some who returned to the controversial construction site after being released from detention. Marcell Mars, one of protest leaders, scheduled [CRO] a rally and march...

Brazil: Call for the First Progressive Bloggers Meeting

  16 July 2010

Conceição Lemes in Viomundo calls on bloggers for the 1st Progressive Bloggers Meeting, to take place in São Paulo in 21-22 August [pt]. The meeting will gather bloggers from all over the country in order to share experiences on freedom of speech, politics, and democracy in the Brazilian society, in...

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