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China’s economic woes risk trickling down to civil society

The country's recent clampdown suggests deep concern over future levels of unemployment, writes Jessica Toale.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Human rights award for Bo Kyi

Bo Kyi of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) who featured in the Burma mag and subsequently on Radio New Internationalist has just won a Human Rights Defender Award from Human Rights Watch.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A day of mourning

Iranian ‘greens’ honour Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, whose criticisms of the state led to house arrest.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A woman's life inside

Iris Gonzales meets women at a Filipino prison and can't help thinking they should not be locked up.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma: hunted down

The first anniversary of the popular protests against fuel pricerises in Burma has come around. And the security forces are stepping uptheir game, rounding up pro-democracy activists.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Inside China's Prisons

Swinging open Chinas cell doors to hear whos inside, and why...…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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‘Dreams are for no reason. Let them sleep’

Prison and a Palestinian refugee camp are the harsh reality for Manal – and the struggle for survival leaves little room for one’s desires.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Peace with no meaning

As we plunge into summer, I expect many of you are thinking abouthaving holidays, either in your own country or abroad. After six monthsin the Gaza Strip, with its lush Mediterranean climate and conservativeIslamic culture, I’m looking forward to going back to England for myholiday. But in Gaza people do not go on holiday, because theoverwhelming majority of Gazans can’t leave the Strip, and there isnowhere to take a vacation inside these walls.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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The Hunger

This program hits the airwaves at the start of Ramadan - the most significant month of the Islamic year: a month in which fasting features. So, inspired by the millions around the world of all faiths who fast, today were focusing on food - whos got it, who hasnt, and how its being used for religious and political pursuits: With global grain reserves at levels so low that would only be capable of satisfying world demands for two months, Angus Calder - a company director in search of more…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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A good news story for International Women’s Day

Sierra Leone’s longest-serving female death row prisoner is released after eight years..…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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