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9 September 2013

Stories from 9 September 2013

PHOTOS: In Search of a Safe Environment for India's Children

A series of photographs reminds us that every child has the right to a protective environment.

Indian Financial Crisis And Its Impact On Bangladesh

Jyoti Rahman at Alal O Dulal analyses the recent Indian economic slowdown and contemplates how the ‘crisis’ may be affecting Bangladesh.

Burkina Faso: An African Crisis in the Making?

While Mali is awaiting the results of its presidential elections, the neighboring Burkina Faso is also preparing for senate elections amid much tension. These elections will be a prelude to...

Parents Pardon Son's Murderers – Justice for Shahzeb Campaigners Dismayed

The parents of brutally murdered 20-year-old Shahzeb Khan filed an application in court pardoning their son's murderers, who were sentenced to death in Pakistan in June 2013. The pardon has created...

“World is Happy for Assad to Continue Killing Syrians”

Syria has agreed to put its chemical weapons under international control. Activists say the tactic will buy Assad time to continue killing people with the other weapons at his disposal.

Thousands Reject Cambodia’s Election Results

The Opposition vows to hold more rallies next week and threatens to boycott the opening of the Parliament

East Timor: “Literacy Often Falls by the Way Side”

Marking the International Literacy Day, September 8, The Asia Foundation's blog, In Asia presents striking numbers on the quality of educational outcomes in Timor-Leste, a country where “education, and literacy in particular,...

Saudi Arabia Monitors its Lawyers Tweets

Saudi Arabia is monitoring tweets by lawyers. Many see this as another blow to freedom of expression and advocating for people's rights in the absolute monarchy.

Journalism, Activism and Passion: A Look at Citizen Media in Brazil

[All links lead to Portuguese language pages] “Citizen Media encompasses passion” and “does away with the arrogance of journalists”, states Débora Medeiros, co-editor of the Portuguese language branch of Global Voices....

Australia Elects New Abbott Conservative Government

Australia has a change of government. Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's brief return ended on 7 September 2013 with the election of Tony Abbott's conservative Liberal/National coalition. Michael Taylor, a...

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