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4 January 2013

Stories from 4 January 2013

“Why Do I Feel So Much Pain, Violeta Parra?”

Iran: Police Looks For ‘Smart Control’ over Social Networking Sites

Nepali Citizen Arrested in the UK for Alleged War Crimes

The UK Police has used Universal jurisdiction law to arrest a Nepali army colonel residing in the in East Sussex town of the UK. He has been accused of torturing...

Chinese Journalists Demand Resignation of Provincial Propaganda Chief

In reaction to the brutal censorship of a new year editorial greeting by the newspaper Southern Weekly, a group of journalists issued an open letter demanding that the chief of...

Vladimir Pozner & Russia's Own Political Correctness

RuNet Echo

Late last month, Vladimir Pozner—one of Russia's best known journalists—spoke out on his television show against the “Dima Yakovlev” law. He criticized the need for such legislation, condemning it as...

Uganda in 2012: 50 Years of Independence and Africa's Youngest MP

2012 was one of the happiest years in Uganda's history. Sweet memories of 2012 range from Ugandans electing Africa's youngest Member of Parliament to 50 year independence celebrations.

Website of a Liberal Political Journal Shut Down in China

Ivorian Bloggers Under Arrest for Allegedly Interfering with Disaster Recovery While Trying to Help

Row over 3rd Generation Contraceptive Pills in France

“Some Hope for a Solution in Syria” – Michel Kilo

Michel Kilo is one of Syria’s famous dissidents, a political opponent of President Bashar al Assad. He rose to prominence inthe Damascus Spring, a brief flourishing of political freedom and...

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