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20 January 2013

Stories from 20 January 2013

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Ecuador: The Case of the 10 from Luluncoto

20 January 2013

The 10 from Luluncoto are the young people who lost their freedom on 3 March 2012, accused of terrorism and threats to the security of the State. Ten months later, the case continues to worry Ecuadorians and human rights organisations.

Sri Lanka: Code of Ethics For Media

20 January 2013

Freedom Of Expression Sri Lanka reports that the Sri Lankan government has started the process of introducing a comprehensive code of ethics, for both print and electronic media, in accordance with its overall aim to streamline the industry.

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Turkish President's Letter To Bangladesh Denounced

20 January 2013

Last month Turkish President Abdullah Gül sent a letter to the president of Bangladesh requesting for “clemency” of the accused Islamist leaders who are under trial for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of Bangladesh. There has been a lot of reactions online and offline against the letter and the visit of a Turkish delegation to investigate the trial.

Chilean President Piñera Has Not Had the Presidency He Expected

20 January 2013

On an article originally published on the Chileno website, political analyst Patricio Zamorano reflects on the turbulent term of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and summarizes crucial moments of his admnistration, such as the student reform movement, by saying: The student reform movement and the activism of hundreds of thousands of...

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Bahrain Police Attack on Woman Stirs Anger

20 January 2013

As Bahrain was pretending to be secure enough to hold a regional sports event, its security men were attacking a woman protester in the middle of Manama, the capital. Last July, Zahra Al-Shaikh was released from prison after being detained and tortured. On January 18, as Bahrain was hosting the Gulf Football finale, Zahra was once again arrested for protesting. Photographs and videos of her arrest went viral, stirring anger.

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Rajoelina Steps Aside for Madagascar's Presidential Race

20 January 2013

With interim president Rajoelina announcing that he withdraws from a bid to run for the presidential elections following a similar announcement by former President Ravalomanana in December 2012, Malagasy people are likely to have a new president in 2013, provided that elections take place as planned in the electoral agenda. Many of the observers are skeptical about the elections timeline in light of the statements of Rajoelina after his announcement and his wishes to change the electoral agenda.

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Chile: Expectation for the Dakar's Finish in Santiago

20 January 2013

Today, Saturday January 19th, 2013 is the end of the “most dangerous race in the world”: the Dakar, in Santiago. Chilean netizens are excited expecting that their fellow countryman, Francisco "Chaleco" Lopez , a motorcyclist, improves the third place he achieved in 2009 in this edition that ends at home.

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