8 October 2010

Stories from 8 October 2010

Brazil: more media censorship

  8 October 2010

Rogério Tomaz Jr, from the blog Conexão Brasília Maranhão [Connection Brasília Maranhão], comments [pt] on the censorship suffered by psychoanalyst Maria Rita Kehl, fired by the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo (The State of São Paulo] over an article [pt] criticizing the media's coverage of the Brazilian electoral process.

Brazil: 9 year old victim of “electoral bullying”

  8 October 2010

Arnóbio Rocha, in his own blog, denounces [pt] what he calls “Electoral Bullying”, an episode in which his 9 year old daughter was attacked by children of about the same age in a middle school, while defending her father's candidate in the Brazilian presidential election. Eduardo Guimarães, from the Blog...

Can We Halve Global Hunger by 2015?

  8 October 2010

World leaders from some 140 countries gathered at a United Nations Summit in New York from September 20-22 to discuss the best approaches for achieving eight poverty-reducing goals by 2015. One goal: To halve global hunger between 1990 and 2015.

Chile: Most Mapuche Prisoners End Hunger Strike

  8 October 2010

Following intense negotiations with the Chilean government, 25 Mapuche prisoners being held at jails in the cities of Concepción, Angol, Temuco and Valdivia, ended a hunger strike that lasted 82 days. Nonetheless, 14 Mapuche prisoners held and hospitalized in several cities have not ended the strike.

Japan: Photos of a WW2 Shipyard

  8 October 2010

Michael Gakuran published pictures of the Ruins of the Imari Kawanami WWII Shipyard [en], which was used as a munitions factory in and as a ship factory during the war.

Myanmar: The Irrawaddy Blog

  8 October 2010

Independent media site The Irrawaddy, which publishes critical news stories and opinion articles about Myanmar, has recently launched a blog.

Indonesia: Defending “right to worship”

  8 October 2010

Jennie S. Bev writes about the duty of the Indonesian government to protect the people's right to worship. There have been a series of attacks against Christian church groups in the country in the past months.

Azerbaijan: Playing the Armenian card

  8 October 2010

As Azerbaijan prepares for parliamentary elections on 7 November, opposition bloggers are unhappy with the conduct of the vote so far. Now, they report, the local media is starting to publish what they consider to be black propaganda aimed at discrediting opposition candidates in the eyes of the electorate.

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