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Censorship Easing In Burma

By Tyler Chapman In a reporter’s notebook, Tyler Chapman writes that journalists are pleased, but they know that restrictions can be reimposed at any time. The editor of True News, one of Rangoon’s weekly newspapers, decided recently to test the

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Media Censorship

Horn of Africa Children Exposed to Lifetime Trauma

Written by Cathy Majtenyi | Dadaab, Kenya Drought, famine, and warfare have profound physical and psychological impacts on children, especially those three years old and under. Malnutrition and disease at these vulnerable ages leave a lasting mark that stretch into

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Posted in Human Rights

US Seeks ‘Shadow’ Internet, Mobile Networks in Repressive Countries

Technology Special Report We reported last week on projects by the Obama administration to increase Internet freedom around the world. Alec Ross, a senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, recently discussed these efforts with VOA‘s Persian News Network.

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Posted in Human Rights

China Tightens Restrictions on Foreign Journalists

Source: VOA – By Stephanie Ho Chinese authorities are tightening controls on foreign journalists, following the third week of calls for protests to show solidarity with the Jasmine Revolutions in the Middle East. Although there was no apparent demonstration last

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Posted in Human Rights

Libyan Protests Escalate, Spread to Tripoli

Source: VOA – By Elizabeth Arrott Witnesses in Tripoli say the Libyan military is firing upon anti-government protesters, as the unrest that began in the east has spread to the capital.   Dozens of people were reported killed Monday, even before

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Posted in Human Rights

Algerian Police Clamp Down on Rally in Capital

Source: VOA – By Lisa Bryant   Riot police officers detain a protester during a demonstration in Algiers, February 19, 2011 Hundreds of Algerian police broke up an anti-government rally in the capital Saturday, taking away at least one opposition

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Posted in Human Rights

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