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5 January 2014

Stories from 5 January 2014

Why Rape And Sexual Violence Continue

  5 January 2014

“I will not forget what happened today, one year ago” This video was released by Video Volunteers on December 16, 2013 to commemorate Nirbhaya, who died in the 2012 Delhi gang rape incident. The incident was the only conviction of 706 reported cases of rape in Delhi that year. Statistics...

Aam Aadmi Party Clone In Bangladesh

  5 January 2014

Blogger An Ordinary Citizen writes: Many in Bangladesh are inquisitively looking at the development of Aam Aadmi Party in India and hoping that a similar phenomenon may develop in Bangladesh. Co-incidentally the success of the Aam aadmi party has inspired a group to float an Aam Janatar Dal –Common Man’s...

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PHOTOS: Humans of Ethiopia

  5 January 2014

Inspired by Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York (HONY), Nina Steinberg has created a Facebook page Humans of Ethiopia that provides glimpses into people's lives in Ethiopia. The description reads: As I explore Ethiopia this summer I have decided to create a space where I can share my glimpses into the lives of strangers,...

Hero or No Hero? Opinions Split Over Jailed Tajik Tycoon

  5 January 2014

A court in Tajikistan has recently sentenced a former minister and emerging opposition leader to 26 years in prison on charges seen as politically motivated. Since his arrest in May 2013, Zayd Saidov has become a symbol of resistance to the repressive state for many opposition activists, journalists, and intellectuals in the...

One Year in Asia

  5 January 2014

Antoine Lavenant, with his girlfriend spent a year in Asia – China, Laos, Cambodia, Thaïland, Malaysia, Philippines and Sri Lanka. The video is a brief record of their exciting journey.

10 Young Artists from Hong Kong

  5 January 2014

Tian-Shuai Yang introduced 10 young artists [zh] from Hong Kong in the House News. The writer explained that Hong Kong's artworks are of great potential because for foreign collectors, the water-color and colonial imageries is exotic while for the local collectors, they like the colloquial elements such as the street...

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