17 September 2013

Stories from 17 September 2013

South Korean Major Newspaper Criticized for Violating Child's Privacy

  17 September 2013

An international child advocacy organization, Save the Children's Korean office released a statement [ko] condemning a South Korean major newspaper for violating a child's privacy. Donga, one of the three biggest conservative newspapers in the country, recently published a column [ko] mocking an 11-year-old illegitimate son of the chief prosecutor who...

Iran:Facebook and Twitter Blocked Again

  17 September 2013

Internet users in Iran lost access Tuesday to Facebook and Twitter. Several bloggers and news sites reported Facebook and Twitter became widely accessible to Iranian users on Monday, Sept 16, for the first time since 2009.Iranian officials dismissed the episode as a technical glitch.

The Fight to Ban Child Marriage in Yemen

  17 September 2013

Child Marriage is a widespread practice in Yemen, especially in the rural areas. The story of the death of an eight-year-old child bride puts this serious issue under the spotlight.

Colombia's Agrarian Strike Enters Fourth Week

  17 September 2013

After three tense weeks, Colombia´s rural national strike continues with no white smoke on the horizon. To contain the spreading crisis, the government of Juan Manuel Santos, under pressure from peasant strikers who have blocked several crucial highways, has followed a three-pronged strategy that has thus far proved ineffective. Nazih...

Film Screening of East Timor's First Feature in Dili

  17 September 2013

The Díli premiere of East Timor’s first locally produced feature film, A Guerra da Beatriz (Beatriz’s War), takes place today, September 17, 2013. The love story spans the years of Indonesian occupation and beyond (1975 – 2009): [confronting] the issues at the heart of modern East Timor: forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice. The producers, FairTrade...

Iran: Facebook, Twitter become Accessible

  17 September 2013

Several bloggers and news sites reported Facebook and Twitter became widely accessible to Iranian users on Monday, Sept 16, for the first time since 2009.  Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and several other Iranian officials use Facebook and Twitter.

How To Handle A Chinese Government Raid

  17 September 2013

Dan Harris from China Law Blog gave some advices on how to handle a Chinese government raid. The blogger stressed the importance of not volunteering information to the government.