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Is Macedonia facing another ethnic war!?

In this century of technological wonders and civilized societies you would think that images like these are a thing of the past and the only war is the one won through means of diplomacy and a lot of talking. It turns out that in my lovely country called Macedonia, things are not so civilized after all.

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Added by Elena Nikolovska on December 1, 2011 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Usage of Judiciary in Accessing Basic Human Needs and Rights by Syed Naeem Uddin October 3, 2011

A large number of the countries in developing world are plagued by corruption, violence and

incapable governments. The current generation has grown with a sense of injustice from

enforcement agencies, people’s lack of awareness and lack of access to the justice. There

justice. The most corrupt and critical mechanism of the troubled states are the law are many…

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Added by Syed Naeem Uddin on November 28, 2011 at 3:34 — No Comments

Slap Biz politics: What's the future?

When a commoner named Harvinder Singh slapped Union Agriculture minister and a seasoned politician Sharad Pawar, as he was returning from a public function on the 24th of November 2011, the nation glued to their television sets shockingly as most of the electronic channels played the shot again and again. Mind you this was the third such attack in recent weeks. Few days back, Prasant Bhusan, a member of team Anna and a noted lawyer was beaten by an unknown person for his alleged comments on…

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Added by Pratigyan Das on November 27, 2011 at 16:45 — 1 Comment

Funding Alert! Announcing a New Documentary Journalism Fund!

Hey all you video journalists! You don't want to miss this. This is for YOU:



Amsterdam, November 23rd 2011 – Today at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) a major new partnership was announced at a panel dedicated to the discussion of new funding.  The Bertha Foundation is investing in BRITDOC's future, joining the Board of Directors and launching two new funds worth £1.5 million…

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Added by Hanna McLean on November 24, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Journalists and bloggers from ex-USSR countries speak out: Highlights from the Forum of European and Asian Media

On November 21-22 the 6th Forum of European and Asian Media (FEAM) was held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Over 250 top managers, editors, journalists and bloggers from traditional and new media of CIS countries, the Baltic states, and Georgia shared their views and opinions. Here are some of the highlights from the forum as tweeted in English. Hope you will find them useful.…

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Added by Valery Levchenko on November 22, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Turkey vs. Iran: The Battle for Influence

Even before the Arab Spring, the Turkish government has been carefully positioning itself to emerge as a new regional hegemon, hoping to play an even more critical role in Iraq and the larger Middle East. The U.S. plans to withdraw all combat forces from Iraq by the years end while nations of the Arab Spring—Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya—face the challenge of nascent governments, post-revolution reforms, and violence including in Syria along Turkey’s own borders. A distinct power vacuum is…

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Added by Alakbar Raufoglu on November 22, 2011 at 0:30 — No Comments

Occupy the Budget

Occupy the Budget

By Rodica Pricop


The government is preparing for the adoption of the poorest budget after 2008, next week. An austerity budget, revised and approved by the IMF, whose target is to achieve a drastic cut of public expenditure in order to secure a deficit of 1.9 per cent of GDP. The only problem is that the burden of austerity is not going to be equally shared between everybody…

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Added by Rodica Pricop on November 19, 2011 at 10:09 — No Comments

Zambian Couple In Leaked Porn Video Risks Jail

A young Zambian female student at the prestigious Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS) in the capital city, Lusaka, risks being sent to jail for five years along with her male partner with whom she filmed a sex video which found its way onto a hardcore pornographic website.

The couple and those who shared the link to the porn website are now being…

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Added by Gershom Ndhlovu on November 17, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

Ghana strives to meet MDGs maternal health target

By Albert Oppong-Ansah- 

 

 

Tamale (Ghana) Nov. 12, Xinhua-Antenatal care from health professionals increased from 92 percent in 2003 to 95 percent as at 2008, however, geographical differences in the components of antenatal care persist.

In the Northern Region, for example, only 47 percent of the women were provided with information on signs of pregnancy complications compared to that of the 90 percent in Western Region.

The proportion of women who…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on November 14, 2011 at 15:02 — No Comments

Ghana strives to bridge gender disparities

By Albert Oppong-Ansah

TAMALE, Ghana- Xinhua-The huge gap between men and women in Africa in governance and policy making may soon be a thing of the past in Ghana with the development of an Affirmative Action Law now in legislative process by the ministry responsibly for women and children's Affairs.

The bill is designed to address the continuous gender gap and discrimination in economic, social, political and educational arena between the male and female, Zakari-Saa Patrick…

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Added by Albert Oppong Ansah on November 14, 2011 at 14:54 — No Comments

Urgent need for Family planning in the North.

From Geoffrey Buta, Tamale.Ghana.                                                                                     Photo: Geoffrey Buta

Parents in the Northern Region have been advised to undergo family planning to reduce the increase of child birth which has attributed to the poverty situation in…

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Added by Geoffrey Buta on November 14, 2011 at 13:45 — No Comments

Heisenberg uncertainty principle in defense of news agency reporting

On both sides of the communications barricades news agency reporting is often compared to producing commodities. At RIA Novosti top editors often use the phrase 'sausage factory' to illustrate our way of making newswires. There are two strong points in favor of such approach – consistency of content and balance of its accuracy.

Heisenberg uncertainty…

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Added by Valery Levchenko on November 13, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

The story behinds cuttings.me, a free portfolio service for journalists

I launched cuttings.me last month after finding that there was no easy way to collate my cuttings together online. It offers journalists a free, easy-to-use and beautiful way to showcase their work – here’s a quick overview of how I did it.

 

I’d never describe myself as a coder – I’m a journalist fascinated by technology, a bit of a geek maybe, but definitely not a programmer. If you asked me to write an iterative…

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Added by Nicholas Holmes on November 12, 2011 at 11:45 — 2 Comments

Zambian President Orders Attorney-General To Reign In News Websites

Zambia's new government wants to have all online news publications registered by government.

President Michael Sata, less than two months in power, has ordered his newly sworn in Attorney-General to ensure that all online publications are registered, according to the Zambian Watchdog, itself an online publication but has never been in good books with the now ruling party from its days in…

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Added by Gershom Ndhlovu on November 11, 2011 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Zambia's new government's first budget full speech

The Zambian minister of finance, Alexander Chikwanda, on Friday November 11, 2011, presented the new Patriotic Front (PF) government's first budget. Here is a PDF file of the budget speech.

Added by Gershom Ndhlovu on November 11, 2011 at 18:18 — No Comments

The governor’s wisdom

The European Union and the financial markets have been given not a single moment of respite this week either. The centre of crisis and all fears has now moved from Greece to Italy. The yields on Italian government bonds on Wednesday came close to bursting through the critical 7,5 per cent mark, the highest since the introduction of the euro ten years ago, calling for a new European Central Bank intervention.

On Wednesday, Italy’s situation was seemingly even worse than Greece’s, where…

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Added by Rodica Pricop on November 11, 2011 at 10:44 — 1 Comment

Kworli People cries for Help

Health assistance in the labour ward. The front view of the health center, with some animals.

The dilapidated Junior High School Block…

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Added by Geoffrey Buta on November 9, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

deaths of journalist in pakistan

Young journalist found dead in Khuzdar PAKISTAN

 

 

PAKISTAN CITY QUETTA:  Javed Naseer Rind’s name was added to the list of more than 10 journalists whose bodies have been found tortured and dumped in Balochistan.

Said to be in his mid-twenties, Rind’s bullet-riddled body was found dumped in Khuzdar, about 300 kilometers south of Quetta, on Saturday morning. He was a senior sub editor at a local daily Tawar, a…

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Added by syed mohsin ali naqvi on November 9, 2011 at 14:28 — 1 Comment

An unexpected shelter for victims of violence and orphans



 

Faith-based spaces are usually a shelter for  people’s souls, where they to let their spirit fly, pray,or meditate. But in this case, the  Buddhist “Bo De Pagoda” in Hanoi, Vietnam, goes beyond that. This Pagoda (or temple) is a place that serves not only as a praying/meditation centre, as it is also a shelter for victims of GBV gender based violence (in…

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Added by Cesar Robles on November 7, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Media War of Yugoslav Secession continues

 

Who needs facts if a good story is available?” (Ari Rusila)

A few weeks ago I…

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Added by Ari Rusila on November 7, 2011 at 3:36 — No Comments

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