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26 June 2011

Stories from 26 June 2011

Armenia: LGBT Persons Still Facing Discrimination

LGBT persons are still facing discrimination in Armenia and much of the rest of the South Caucasus, a new groundbreaking two-year study by the Council of Europe (CoE) has found.

Tanzania: BarCampa Dar 2011 is here

China: Lawyers for Murder Suspects Detained Under Controversial Law

After four defense attorneys were recently detained for challenging confessions to a murder in Guangxi province which their clients are presumed to have given following the use of police force,...

Tanzania: Tanzania 2011 Scorecard

Tanzania: Dar Sketches Is Now Available

Africa: The Caine Prize and Unintended Consequences: A Response

Africa: 11 Ways For African Revolutionaries to Get Around Internet Blockades

Botswana: Photo: So Where Do You Want to Stay?

Africa: Thoughts of Africa 2.0

Japan: Ryo Chijiiwa on Volunteering

Japan: Night Running as a Sub-Culture

Running is not something people usually associate with night-life or sub-cultures, but the members of the group Midnight Runners Tokyo (MRT) do. They have been hitting the streets of Tokyo...

Peru: Residents of Puno Resume Protests

Once again the inhabitants of the Puno region have taken to the streets in protests, this time against the contamination caused by the mining of minerals. Six people died as...

Kuwait: Flip Your Avatar, Show Support to the Bidun!

Kuwait has around 100,000 stateless people or Bidun - meaning without nationality. They have no papers, ID cards, access to government education and health care, birth or death certificates. With...

Syria: The Revolution and the Economy

For 100 days Syria's economy has been frozen. Commerce has halted to a standstill and the coming tourist season does not look good. In addition to that, thousands of frightened...

China: Update on the Independent Candidate Campaigns

The spokesperson for the Commission on Legislative Affairs of the National People’s Congress stated [zh] on June 8 2011 that no legal basis exists for independent candidacy in grassroots people's...

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