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6 September 2013

Stories from 6 September 2013

100 Million Signature Campaign for Resolution of Japan's ‘Sex Slaves’ Issues

The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan has launched a new campaign to gather 100 million signatures. Their online petition, in eight different languages, calls on Japanese government...

Day Before “Election Silence,” Russian Candidates Rock Out

Yekaterinburg mayoral race frontrunner Evgeny Roizman welcomed Russian rock music legend Andrei Makarevich in a concert that encountered yet another act of intimidation by local police.

Russia's True Symbol: A Chechen Mosque?

The second round of a contest to choose ten lesser-known Russian tourist attractions turned violent on Saturday, August 31, 2013, when a crowd in Grozny began egging select telecoms offices.

Controversial Photo Adds Fuel to Fire in Trinidad Protests

After police killed a young man from a disadvantaged community, the media added insult to injury by publishing a revealing photograph of a grieving senior citizen from the area.

Iran: Foreign Minister Tweets with Pelosi's Daughter

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a new year message to Jews around the world:Happy Rosh Hashanah and exchanged message with Christine Pelosi, daughter of Nancy Pelosi,the Minority Leader of the...

Kyrgyzstan Plagued by Bubonic Media Coverage

Last month an incident of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan sparked sensationalist coverage, particularly in the Russian media. Now the chances of an epidemic have been discounted, netizens appeal for calm.

Podcast: Bo Xilai's Trial

Sinica hosts Ed Wong from the New York Times and James Miles of The Economist for a closer look at Bo Xilai's trial. The podcast discusses media transparency in China...

Why Malaysia's Fuel Price Hike is Wrong

Anil Netto uploaded the analysis of Institut Rakyat which described Malaysia's recent decision to slash fuel subsidies as a ‘wrong approach” to address the country's fiscal deficit. Wastage and corruption...

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