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Burma Celebrates Independence Amid Criticism

Burma is marking the 64th anniversary of its independence from Britain Wednesday, amid criticism that the government’s recent clemency program is not doing enough for political prisoners. President Thein Sein, in a statement commemorating independence day,  praised the military’s role

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Human Rights, Liberation, Political Censorship

Human Rights: UN Says Syria Crackdown Death Toll Tops 3,500

The U.N. human rights office says at least 3,500 people have been killed in the Syrian government’s eight-month crackdown on dissent, while activists say deadly assaults continued in the central city of Homs. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokeswoman for the U.N.

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights

WikiLeaks Says Website Cyber-Attacked

The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says its website is under attack. The group said on its twitter feed Tuesday its main site was brought down by a cyber-attack, but it provided a link where it said visitors could still search through

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Posted in Internet Censorship

Half a Million Syrians Protest in Hama

Nearly half a million anti-government protesters filled the streets of the volatile Syrian city of Hama Friday. Two senior foreign envoys visited in a show of solidarity.  Rights activists say Syrian security forces were tempered by the outside presence in

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Posted in Human Rights

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