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14 October 2010

Stories from 14 October 2010

Japan: Memories of an outlaw – Part One

After almost three years outside the walls, a blogger - who prefers to be anonymous - decided to tell the story of his life behind bars.

Czech Republic: Happy 600th Birthday Prague's Astronomical Clock

Netherlands: Latin American Diaspora Women Unite

The European foundation organized a summit for migrant Latin American women in Amsterdam, where they discussed issues such as their rights, the changing nature of families and remittances. LA...

Brazil: Electoral debate hits the 29th São Paulo Biennial

Pakistan: Art Exhibition To Raise Fund For The Flood Relief Efforts

India: Interview With A Blogger Who Fought With Breast Cancer

India: The Grand Secret OS

Bangladesh: The Saga Of (Not) Recognizing ‘Sex Worker’ As A Profession

Myanmar (Burma): The Plight of the Karen

The ethnic minority of the Karen are one of the groups that have been targeted by the Burmese army in its effort to defend the military regime. Burma Matters Now...

Cuba: Violence in Schools

Jamaica: Eliminating Gender-Based Violence

Haiti: Hero on the Titanic

Cuba: Preparing for Paula

Barbados: Social Media & Tourism

Brazil: The Xingu River is no place for Belo Monte

On August 26 the President of Brazil, Lula da Silva, signed a decree that transfers the concession to harness the hydroelectric potential of the Belo Monte Dam on the Amazon...

Russia: Center of Moscow in Photographs

Russia: Blogger Calls for Help to Expose Corruption in Public Procurement

Zambia: Are Journalists Dogs or Watchdogs?

Zambian journalists have recently been in the news not as reporters and editors but as victims after an opposition parliamentarian, Mumbi Phiri, labeled those working for state-controlled media organisations as...

Russia: The Twitter Craze. This Time, It's a Worm…

Russian officials in a tweet-o-drama over... a worm.

Greece: Life Sentence for Officer who Shot Teen Sparking 2008 Riots

After two years of deliberations, a court has delivered a sentence of life in prison for the police officer who shot and killed 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in December 2008....

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