Press freedom: four Uganda’s journalists face criminal charges

August 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Four journalists from Uganda’s independent newspaper are facing criminal prosecutions, joining four others already charged since 2007, according to local reports. Continue Reading Press freedom: four Uganda’s journalists face criminal charges…

Nigeria: not for sale, MEND pronounce stance

August 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Nigeria’s main militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), has pronounced its stand of the money for disarmament, saying its struggle was not for sale. Continue Reading Nigeria: not for sale, MEND pronounce stance…

Shirin Ebadi: Iran protests are a sign of political maturity

July 14, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Posted in world | Leave a comment
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Interview: Clare Atkinson

In 2003, Shirin Ebadi became the first Iranian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a lawyer, who gained entrance to the Faculty of Law at Tehran University in 1965. In 1975 she became the first woman in the history of Iran’s justice system, to be made the president of Bench 24 of the Tehran City Court. She then set up her own practice after receiving her lawyer’s license in 1992. Ebadi has written several books and many of her articles have been published in Iranian journals. Continue Reading Shirin Ebadi: Iran protests are a sign of political maturity…

It Starts with A Dream…

May 13, 2009 at 9:14 am | Posted in world | Leave a comment
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By Roya Kashefi from Feminist School

About two weeks ago, sitting behind my computer early one morning in London , I received an email inviting me to support a Coalition formed by several groups within the larger women’s movement in Iran . The accompanying leaflet went to great lengths explaining that the Coalition’s purpose was not to support the elections, a particular candidate or indeed to encourage anyone to vote in the forthcoming presidential elections. Its sole purpose was to publicise the demands of the Coalition; firstly for the Islamic Republic to unconditionally ratify Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and secondly to amend certain articles within the Constitution. Continue Reading It Starts with A Dream……

ICC-Zimbawe: precedent set for ICC to target Mugabe, says former war crimes prosecutor

March 13, 2009 at 10:30 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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From Eleanor Hall

ELEANOR HALL: A distinguished South African judge and former international war crimes prosecutor says last week’s decision by the International Criminal Court to issue a warrant against Sudan’s President sets a precedent for action against Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe. Continue Reading ICC-Zimbawe: precedent set for ICC to target Mugabe, says former war crimes prosecutor…

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