News headlines in April 2010, page 4

  1. ASIA: Journalists Lament Media Bias vs Ethnic Minorities

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    Despite issues of discrimination and violence hounding ethnic minorities, they continue to lack ‘voice’ in the mainstream press and suffer prejudices from journalists themselves.

  2. Q&A: Death Threats for Supreme Court Justices Facing 'Biggest Mafia'

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    The Supreme Court's opposition to the far-right paramilitary groups' growing control over Colombian society from within the state itself has put it in 'real and imminent danger,' in the words of former foreign minister Augusto Ramírez Ocampo.

  3. If Only Just A Billion Were Hungry

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    The bad news is that 1.02 billion people are going hungry in today's world of plentiful supplies. The even worse news is that this figure only tells part of the global food insecurity story.

  4. When Israel is 64

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    'Mine forever more, Will you still need me, Will you still feed me, When I'm sixty- four.' Israelis weren't explicitly intoning the Beatles when they gathered around their Bar-B-Q get-togethers or followed the live broadcasts of official state ceremonies.

  5. MIDEAST: Egypt, Hamas Complicit in Israel’s Gaza Blockade

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    A convoy of boats laden with humanitarian goods and accompanied by hundreds of journalists, human rights activists and European parliamentarians, is due to challenge Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza at the end of May.

  6. CHINA: Stigma Stays Despite Lifting of Ban on HIV/AIDS Carriers

    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    China’s lifting of its longstanding ban on foreign visitors with HIV removes a restriction that many Chinese doctors and activists find discriminatory, but removing the stigma attached with the virus remains one of the biggest challenges ahead in facing the disease.

  7. HEALTH: Uganda Bill Shouldn’t Block Generics, Minister Agrees

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    Uganda’s trade minister is in agreement that his government’s controversial Counterfeit Goods Bill should not restrict the manufacture or import of life-saving generic medicines.

  8. HEALTH: Injecting Drug Use Spreads HIV in Eastern Europe

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    Poor intervention in Injecting drug use (IDU) is driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Eastern Europe and is also largely responsible for the tuberculosis epidemic in parts of Russia, says a new study.

  9. SRI LANKA: Farming, Fisheries Offer Hope to Former Battleground

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    Well before the northern Sri Lankan region of the Jaffna Peninsula was devastated by over two and a half decades of a bloody sectarian war, fisheries and agriculture had been the mainstays of its economy.

  10. Mexico, Journey of Terror for Central American Migrants

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010

    'The fifth time I tried to get to the United States I left Guatemala, crossed the border into Mexico, and on a bus I was assaulted by five police officers,' Guatemalan migrant José Donis said Wednesday.