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24 April 2012

Stories from 24 April 2012

Sri Lanka: Monks Demand Demolition of a Mosque

Last Friday around 2,000 Buddhist monks and local residents staged a violent protest in Dambulla town in Sri Lanka demanding that a mosque along with a Hindu temple situated in...

Turkey: Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Istanbul

April 24 marks the 97th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of around 1.5 million Armenians living in the then Ottoman Empire. An emotive issue for many Armenians and Turks,...

Ecuador: Refugee Women and Girls Turning to Sex Work

A video documentary examines the situation with Colombian women who had to migrate across the border into Ecuador due to violence. In many cases, without being able to gain legal...

Sri Lanka: Death Of Witness In Police Custody

Ecuador: Local Creative Commons Chapter to Hold Event on World Intellectual Property Day

Zambia: Former VP's Death Highlights State of Local Hospitals

Immediate past Vice President of the former ruling MMD government George Kunda died on 16 April 2012 at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in the capital, Lusaka. Despite mourning his...

Botswana: Botswana Forerunner for MDG7

Italy: Tragic Death of Piermario Morosini Shocks the Soccer World

Since April 14, Italian radio stations, Twitter, Facebook, as well as blogs from across the world have been discussing the sudden, on-field death Piermario Morosini, a 25-year-old soccer player, who...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gas Revenues

Malaysia: Occupy Dataran Merdeka and Education Protests

The April 28 Bersih 3.0 sit-down protest is expected to be the major political event of the month in Malaysia but students and Occupy activists have already put forward their...

Mexico: Journalists Speak Up in Documentary ‘Forced Silence’

Artículo 19, an organization that defends the right to freedom of expression, launched the documentary "Forced Silence, the State Accomplice to Violence against Journalists." The documentary recounts testimonies from journalists,...

Brazil: Journalist and Blogger Executed in São Luís, Maranhão

On the night of April 23, Brazilian journalist and blogger Décio Sá was shot dead in a bar in the most crowded avenue of the city of São Luis, in...

Portugal: Citizens Prepare Peaceful Protests for April 25

Slovakia: Protest Against Construction Near Bratislava Castle

Egypt: Time for Televised Presidential Debates?

As the time approaches for the Egyptian presidential election, there have been calls not only in Egypt but also around the Arab world for televised presidential debates.

Kazakhstan: Borat credited with tourism increase

Georgia: Concerns over Lazika development

Malaysia Prepares for Bersih 3.0 Sit-Down Protest

The Malaysia election reform movement Bersih (Clean) has organized a Bersih 3.0 Duduk Bantah (sit-in protest) on April 28 at Dataran Merdeka. It's the same group which gathered more than...

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