Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Motive and Opportunity To Crackdown On Human Rights Defenders: International Human Rights Group Warns Of Downward Trends In Asia

The past year was an especially difficult one for human rights defenders in Asia, said Dublin-based Front Line Defenders in its 2012 annual report on the global trends for human rights defenders in 2011. The report entitled Inspiring Hope and … Continue reading

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The Trafficking of North Korean Women: Live Conversation with Reporters Today

Radio Free Asia will be hosting a live chat about human trafficking on Facebook today, January 26, from 4:00-4:30 PM Eastern time (9:00-9:30 PM, GMT). Human Trafficking has become a global problem. Millions of people become victims through entrapment and … Continue reading

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The Year Of The Dragon

Today marks Chinese Lunar New Year, the longest and most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. It’s celebrated on the new moon of the first month in the lunar calendar, and it’s a time for families to come together for reunions and … Continue reading

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Vietnam Releases Journalist But Nine Others Remain In Jail

Human rights organizations around the world welcomed the release from prison of French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Vietnam’s Communist Party-led government to remove the continuing restrictions on him and free the nine other … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking: Live Conversation Today with Reporters in Burma

Radio Free Asia will be hosting a live chat about human trafficking on Facebook today, January 12, from 4:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern time (9:00-9:30 PM, GMT). Human Trafficking has become a global problem. Millions of people become victims through … Continue reading

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European Union Should Press Vietnam On Human Rights During Dialogue in Hanoi

The release of rights and pro-democracy activists will be the litmus test for the human rights dialogue taking place January 12 in Hanoi between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam. The first full-fledged human rights dialogue of the EU with … Continue reading

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Human Rights Organizations Urge Kim Jong-un To Usher In A New Era In North Korea

The world’s three largest international human rights organizations, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), along with 40 other organizations from around the world, yesterday released an open letter to Kim Jong-un, the heir-apparent … Continue reading

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Human Rights Will Be Priority During UN Chief’s Second Term

Ban Ki-moon began his second term as Secretary General of the United Nations this week by pledging to harness “the strong power of partnerships” to respond to the planet’s biggest challenges, such as tackling climate change, combating poverty and empowering … Continue reading

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