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  1. Murder of Prominent Honduran Journalist 'Sends a Terrible Message'

    A few short hours after Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said he had seen evidence that Alfredo Villatoro, a radio reporter kidnapped May 9, was alive, the journalist’s body was found in a residential neighbourhood on the south side of the capital.

  2. Building Libya's New Media 'From a Void'

    Going from being a country with a highly controlled press to one that has free, independent and functioning media in roughly a year is a tall order.

  3. Native People of El Salvador Finally Recognised

    After decades of struggle, indigenous people in El Salvador will finally be recognised in the constitution — a first step towards recovering their community identity, which they have been denied by the state and by society at large.

  4. Journalism is Not ‘More Fun’ in the Philippines

    Reporters working in the Philippines, the world’s third most dangerous nation for journalists, are having difficulty identifying with the 'It’s More Fun in the Philippines' tourism promotion campaign launched by the Liberal Party-led government of President Benigno Aquino III.

  5. Q&A: Mother Earth Should Not Be 'Owned, Privatised and Exploited'

    For centuries, indigenous peoples and their rights, resources and lands have been exploited. Yet long overdue acknowledgment of past exploitation and dedicated efforts by indigenous peoples have done little to end or prevent violations of the present, despite their brutal consequences for the health of the planet, stated indigenous leaders in the Manaus Declaration of 2011.

  6. Tunisia's Revolution is Just Beginning

    Lingering violence, intolerance and oppression in Tunisia, following the ousting of former dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011, tells the revolutionaries who sparked the Arab Spring that their work is just beginning.

  7. Islamists Stall Gender Equality Bill

    The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia’s parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms discrimination against women (CEDAW) has become uncertain after falling afoul of powerful Islamist groups.

  8. COLOMBIA: Saving the River Basin, One Schoolchild at a Time

    'Out of love for the river, we reforest, recycle, and make this place beautiful,' says a sign welcoming visitors to the Floragaita school, where a balsa (Ochroma pyramidale) tree with enormous white flowers guards the entrance to the lush green grounds on a hill in the heart of Colombia’s Andes mountains.

  9. Caste Blocks Revamp of Nepal's Sex Workers

    Social activists say that attempts to rehabilitate sex workers in this former monarchy call for special efforts to uplift the Badi, a Hindu caste that has for centuries been associated with entertainment and prostitution.

  10. Women 'Invisible' in Myanmar

    While Aung San Suu Kyi enjoys iconic status in Myanmar (also known as Burma), women remain invisible in this country steeped in Buddhist tradition and emerging from decades of military rule.

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