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17 September 2013

Stories from 17 September 2013

Russian Warships in Nicaragua Rekindle Territorial Disputes

A resolution by the International Court of Justice set the stage for conflict between Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Panama, reviving disputes and jeopardizing a project to build a canal.

South Korean Major Newspaper Criticized for Violating Child's Privacy

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...

Iran:Facebook and Twitter Blocked Again

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...

Why Are Saudi Boys Painting their Nails?

Saudi boys are painting their nails and showing off their hairy legs as part of a Twitter hashtag which translates to Take a Picture of Yourself Like a Girl Does.

Victor Jara: Music In Search of Justice 40 Years After His Murder

The musical legacy of Victor Jara transcends national borders, just as the call to justice requires the extradition of one of the soldiers who murdered him 40 years ago.

Mixing Politics at Live Concert in Cuba Gets Musician Banned

What did pianist Robertico Carcassés say at the concert for "Los Cinco" in Havana? And what happened afterwards? Elaine Díaz tells us.

Tropical Storm ‘Manuel’ Leaves Acapulco Under Water

34 deaths and thousands of victims have been reported; additionally, 40,000 tourists are trapped.

Do These Videos Show Iranians Fighting in Syria's War?

Online videos show Persian speakers apparently working with Syrian regime troops.

Egypt – “A Dangerous Place for Journalists”

Egyptian blogger and journalist Abdulmonem Mahmood has left Egypt, saying he fears for his life.

The Fight to Ban Child Marriage in Yemen

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

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...

Film Screening of East Timor's First Feature in Dili

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...

Brazilian Artists Unite to Save Lions in Kenya

Brazilian artists contribute their artwork to a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Ewaso Lions Project, dedicated to saving lions in Kenya.

PHOTOS: Violent Dispersal of Election Protest in Cambodia

Human rights groups have condemned the excessive use of violence by the police in dispersing an election protest in Cambodia. The police reportedly used tear gas and live ammunition

Iran: Facebook, Twitter become Accessible

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...

How To Handle A Chinese Government Raid

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.

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