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SOMALIA: Political transition could be deadly for journalists

SOMALIA: Political transition could be deadly for journalists

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

MOGADISHU 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - The recent murders of two Somali journalists have brought to 10 the number of media workers killed in the country since December 2011.

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Briefing: The ABCs of Israeli demolitions in oPt*

Briefing: The ABCs of Israeli demolitions in oPt*

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 16, 2012 0

RAMALLAH 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Rasmiyye Hamande has lived in a cave in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for most of her life, which may have been a blessing in disguise.

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DRC: Children, young men flee M23 recruitment

DRC: Children, young men flee M23 recruitment

August 16, 2012 0

KINSHASA 16 August 2012 (IRIN) - Thousands of children and young men are fleeing rebel-held areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern North Kivu Province to escape forced recruitment by the insurgents,

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Analysis: Armed groups should not be a law unto themselves*

Analysis: Armed groups should not be a law unto themselves*

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 15, 2012 0

JOHANNESBURG 15 August 2012 (IRIN) - The vast majority of the world's conflicts involve not just government troops but also armed groups, which act without state sanction or control - and while some

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MIGRATION: Reaction to Australian policy reforms

MIGRATION: Reaction to Australian policy reforms

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 14, 2012 0

BANGKOK 14 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Australian government’s recent decision to transfer asylum seekers to Pacific islands to process their applications will undermine efforts to find a solution to the region’s asylum

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PHILIPPINES: Banking breast milk to save lives

PHILIPPINES: Banking breast milk to save lives

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 13, 2012 0

MANILA 13 August 2012 (IRIN) - The Philippine government's state-run breast milk bank is intensifying collection efforts to boost breastfeeding among the poor and help women return to work immediately after giving birth

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SOMALIA: Activists laud ban on FGM/C, say implementation will require more

SOMALIA: Activists laud ban on FGM/C, say implementation will require more

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 13, 2012 0

NAIROBI 13 August 2012 (IRIN) - Activists have welcomed a ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the new constitution of Somalia – a country where 96 percent of women undergo one of

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UGANDA: Children’s HIV treatment must improve

UGANDA: Children’s HIV treatment must improve

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 9, 2012 0

KAMPALA 09 August 2012 (IRIN) - HIV activists have called on the Ugandan government to urgently address the rollout of paediatric HIV treatment; just 26 percent of children who need the life-prolonging antiretroviral

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SENEGAL: Texting for birth certificates

SENEGAL: Texting for birth certificates

August 9, 2012 0

KOLDA 09 August 2012 (IRIN) - Only a handful of births are registered in the remote Kolda region of southern Senegal, but a new mobile phone application that allows parents to text the

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ZIMBABWE: Divisions over a new constitution

ZIMBABWE: Divisions over a new constitution

August 9, 2012 0

HARARE 09 August 2012 (IRIN) - After three years in the making, Zimbabwe’s proposed 150-page draft constitution was deemed unacceptable by President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party and rejected by civil society. It was

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