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13 November 2011

Stories from 13 November 2011

Puerto Rico: Politicians under Gender Watch

Puerto Rico: “Until Death Do Us Part”

Puerto Rico: Documentary on Activists in Defense of the Beaches

East Timor Transparency Portal

Egypt: Homosexuals to Occupy Tahrir on January 1

Egypt's homosexuals have joined forces and intend to march in Tahrir Square on January 1 to demand their full rights in society. The announcement came in a Facebook group which...

Egypt: Plight of Bloggers Continues at Military Courts

A military court today decided to jail blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah for another 15 days, 15 days after first detaining him, pending investigations on what defenders say are trumped...

Israel: Fury Over Legislation That Would Limit NGO Foreign Funding

The Israeli Twittersphere reacted strongly to the decision of the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Knesset, approving two bills that would heavily tax foreign donations of human rights non-governmental...

Iran: Campaign 99

Yemen: Netizens Accuse Reuters of Biased Reporting

Many people were shocked to find out that the reputable and trusted source of news Reuters, has employed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's personal translator and secretary since 2009, Mohammed...

Egypt: Why Free Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah?

A military court judge will decide today whether Alaa Abd El Fattah will be released or will spend another 15 days behind bars, pending investigations on what defenders say are...

Egypt: Free Speech on Military Trial in Post-Revolution Egypt

Bloggers and freedom of speech and human rights defenders are holding their breath as Egypt's military courts decide the fate of two bloggers today.

Egypt: Police Attack Aswan Protesters Angry Over Killing of Fisherman

UAE: Telecom Regulator in Talks on Banning iPhone Messaging Features

India: Marriage Under Hindu Law

Bangladesh: Joining A Cycling Community

Taiwan: Netizens React to Diplomat Accused of Abusing Domestic Labor

Thanks to slow, reluctant legislators, and “some” – or I should say “many” – cruel employers, Taiwan has a notoriously bad record of mistreating foreign labor. However, this time an inconvenient...