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  1. ASIA: In A Globalised World, Media Need Sharper Legal Weapons

    Newspapers threatened with lawsuits across borders. Journalists feeling lost as they seek redress in cases where the state is less than impartial in investigating the killings of journalists. Media caught in attempts to use religion to curtail room for public debate.

  2. BURMA: Donors View Civil Society in New Light after Nargis

    Local civil society organisations and community groups who rushed to help victims after the powerful Cyclone Nargis tore through military-ruled Burma two years ago are reaping rewards for their risky and tireless labour.

  3. PAKISTAN: Lack of Access to Contraception, Abortion Persist

    Perween Riaz, 36, waited till after she gave birth to her sixth child before she finally got herself sterilised.

  4. BURMA: Two Years after Nargis, Life Is Far from Normal

    Kyaw Moe is just in his 30s, but he is already on his second shot at life — just like the rest of the residents of Thakan Ngu, a tiny Burmese village in this township of Bogalay.

  5. BURMA: Pressure Mounts on Energy Giant Chevron to Disclose Revenue

    When shareholders of the multinational company Chevron gather for their annual meeting in the U.S. city of Houston in late May, they will come face to face with Naing Htoo, whose community has suffered due to the exploits of the energy giant in military-ruled Burma.

  6. POLITICS: China Not Too Keen to Assume Global Leadership Role?

    The late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was believed to have said that China should 'hide our capacities, bide our time, and never be in the limelight.'

  7. ASIA: English-Language Media a Double-Edged Sword?

    The English language, as a medium for reporting in the region, is both a boon and a bane for many countries in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of getting ‘heard’ or generally being ignored by the global community.

  8. Crunch Time for Ecuador's Biological Treasure Trove

    These are decisive days for the Yasuní National Park, one of the world's most biodiverse areas, because of the danger that its wealth of underground oil poses to this unique and fragile ecosystem in Ecuador's Amazon jungle region.

  9. Emerging Powers Cooking Up New International Order

    Since the emergence of the Non-Aligned Movement, there has been no louder and more compelling call for a rethinking of the international economic system as the one issued this week in Brazil by the leaders of the main emerging powers.

  10. ECONOMY: Voluntary Simplicity - Answer to Financial Meltdown

    The global financial crisis offered an opportunity to reform the economic system and participants in a conference on ‘degrowth’ in Barcelona, last week, appeared determined not to lose it.

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