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  1. Muslim Extremists Go Gaga in Indonesia

    A sell-out concert by controversial U.S. pop star Lady Gaga scheduled for June 3 in the Indonesian capital was called off by the concert promoters on the weekend citing security concerns. This has reignited debate in the local media about the clout of 'extremist' Islamic groups in the country and police inaction to limit what many in the media call their 'thuggery'.

  2. COLOMBIA: Langlois Case Raises Questions About Status of Journalists in War — Part 1

    French reporter Romeo Langlois is returning home today with an injured arm, after surviving a firefight and spending a month in the hands of the FARC guerrillas in Colombia’s southern Amazon jungle region.

  3. Independent Media Losing Foothold in Morocco

    The Moroccan government’s announcement that it would issue new public media guidelines at the end of May has reignited a stormy debate around independent media in the kingdom.

  4. French Journalist to Be Released by Colombian Rebels

    If all goes well, French journalist Romeo Langlois will return home on Wednesday May 30, after spending just over a month in the hands of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

  5. Israel Takes Up an Olympian Fight

    A financial crisis, clashes between coaches, a case of shoplifting — forget all the problems. Last month, Israel’s judokas won four medals at the European Championship. They now have their eyes set on London 2012.

  6. Peru — Megadiverse, and Biodiversity-Aware

    One of every two Peruvians knows what 'biodiversity' means, and most would stop buying products that are not socially or environmentally responsible, according to an international survey that for the first time included this megadiverse South American country.

  7. Student Protests Energise Mexico’s Election Campaign

    The 'Occupy' movement has spread to Mexico, where thousands of university students have taken to the streets, bringing fresh air to a superficial and flat election campaign and forcing political parties to pay attention to a long-ignored segment of the population.

  8. Awareness of Climate Change Must Go Mainstream

    Addressing a group of journalists during a workshop in Bangkok, Ali Raza Rizvi, Asia head of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s regional climate change and resilience programme, noted that many Asian countries have become ‘disaster friendly’.

  9. Taliban Seek Support ‘in Rushdie’s Name’

    Taliban members have resorted to invoking fictitious links of academics with writer Salman Rushdie in a bid to boost their popularity.

  10. Breaking the Silence on Racism in Cuba

    Gloria Rolando has been revealing hidden chapters of Cuban history since the 2010 premiere of the first part of her documentary series '1912: Breaking the Silence,' about the virtually unknown story about the only legal political party to promote racial equality in this country.

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