19 November 2013

Stories from 19 November 2013

Iran: You Tube and Nuclear Talk

  19 November 2013

Iran’s Foreign Minister Turns to YouTube to talk about Iranian nuclear program. Javad Zarif who is very active on social media and has about 600,000 fans on his Facebook page, talks about nuclear program,Iran's rights,”respect” and “dignity”.Iran and world powers will start another round of negotiation about Iranian nuclear program...

Ecuador: “The indigenous movement will continue”

  19 November 2013

“The government may continue its attempt to render us invisible, but our struggle cannot be defeated. As long as there is injustice, as long as the profound inequalities between the urban and the rural remain, the indigenous movement will continue.” Manuela Picq spoke with Carlos Pérez Guartambel, the current leader...

Video: Harasta/Syria massive blast captured on camera

  19 November 2013

An unconfirmed video posted by Syria Archives 2013 on November, 17th shows a massive blast in Harasta, a city and northeastern suburb of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Syria, in a government military building which kills 31 members of Assad regime forces. Booby Trap bomb Placed in Tunnel under the Assad Army...

Massive Railway Project between Niamey and Cotonou Underway

  19 November 2013

A 1,500 km-long railway project between Niamey, the capital city of Niger and Cotonou, the capital city of Benin has been green lighted by the authorities of the two countries and construction will begin on March 2014 [fr].  Francois Ndiaye in Niamey unpacks the set up of the financial agreement [fr] that includes...

Monitoring Media Bias in Malaysia

  19 November 2013

Tessa Houghton shares the findings of a study which monitored media bias in Malaysia during the 13th General Elections a few months ago: Malaysian citizens who relied on English and Bahasa Malaysia newspapers and/or television as their media source/s during the GE13 campaign were not provided with fair and accurate...

“Underground” Newspaper Launched in Mozambique

  19 November 2013

A new “underground” newspaper called “Vigilant Citizen”, launched in Mozambique on the eve of elections, is being shared in .PDF by the blog Moçambique para Todos [pt]. Its cover carries the iconic image of protesters with the poster “Who keeps voting for these guys?”

Bangladesh: Is Restorative Justice the Best Way Forward?

  19 November 2013

In the backdrop of Bangladesh’s violent history of birth, ongoing violent political practices, and high rates of homicide, mob violence, neighborhood/street violence, violent labor unrests, family violence and intimate partner violence, the need for restorative justice is paramount. Without an intervening model aimed at resolution, we will remain a nation...

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