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First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 3 reports

Gender Issues Could Be a Game-Changer in India’s Elections

As India enters its second week of nationwide polls, the issue of female safety from sexual violence is coming second only to corruption in the minds of voters — and politicians, it seems, aren’t taking them seriously. According to a joint survey by ... [Published TIME.com - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

What women want: do politicians care?

New Delhi :  At a time when women's issues are finding space in the political discourse, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh's comments couldn't have been more out of sync with public opinion.A recent survey of voters conducted by research firm MDRA ... [Published NDTV - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Orangs threatened again in Sumatra

The Pongo abelii of Sumatra have 2 sanctuaries, visited by almost every eco-tourist to the island. The threat to these large animals and to all the other forest wildlife is always there however. Instead of throwing money at the problem, teamwork is needed ... [Published Earthtimes.org - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 2 reports

Egypt bars Lebanese man over death sentence petition

CAIRO - Egypt has barred entry to a Lebanese activist who wanted to deliver a petition against a court's death sentences for 529 alleged rioters, an official with the activist's group said Friday.Wissam Tarif, a member of the US-based Avaaz human rights ... [Published NOW News - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 6 reports

Egypt deports man over plea against mass death verdicts

CAIRO Egyptian authorities deported a rights campaigner hours after he flew in to deliver a petition against death sentences imposed on 529 supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi, the man and security officials said on Friday.Wissam Tarif, a Lebanese ... [Published Oman Tribune - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

European parliament adopted net neutrality into new bill

On Thursday, the European Parliament has formally adopted a new bill on net neutrality, effectively barring Internet service providers from giving preference to certain traffic on their networks based on profit. Fox News said the new legislation was a ... [Published Lawyer Herald - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

91% voters want action to end the rape epidemic: Survey

New Delhi, April 4: A new MDRA/Avaaz poll released recently reveals that 91% of Indian voters wants the new government to prioritise ending violence against women and 85% are more likely to vote for a politician who commits to specific policies to stop ... [Published Oneindia - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

EU adopts 'net neutrality' law

The European Parliament has adopted a "net neutrality" law, barring internet service providers from giving preferential treatment to some kinds of traffic, such as video streaming, when it profits them.As part of the same package of telecommunications ... [Published TalkTalk - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 3 reports

91% of voters want issues related to violence against women on priority

New Delhi: The rising crimes against women are a serious concern among the Indian population and a new survey clarifies the same. It is found that candidates committing to curb violence against women can woo voters more in contrast to those who don't ... [Published PardaPhash - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Soft power: Britain is losing its grip on this key asset

The Lords are right we cannot 'simply proceed as before', the world has changed, and the government has to start factoring soft power into policy It is almost 25 years since the American academic Joseph Nye first introduced his distinction between ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Schafer & Waiser: Say no to government spying

It takes a pretty special issue to unite our two organizations in common cause. But our government is working to push a privacy-gutting bill through Parliament, using very cynical means: exploiting our grief over the loss of two teenage victims of online ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Start a petition: save a life. This woman did

The difference between reading about the worst news stories and actually being able to do something to change them can feel like a huge chasm - but it's not. The internet is bringing people together in powerful ways, and by simply starting a petition, ... [Published All4Women - Mar 21 2014]
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"It’s time for the government to stop drowning young people's futures. We need a government that takes climate change seriously. This begins by thinking beyond five year election cycles and putting flood policies in place which safeguard our environment and communities."
The Lawyers Collective's two booklets for rape survivors are called "Engaging with the Criminal Justice System" and "Locating the Survivor in the Indian Justice System: Decoding the Law." They are written for lawyers, women, survivors and those assisting survivors to help them navigate the criminal justice system
...Jaitender Chhatar, a village council head in Haryana district next to Delhi, said in 2012: "Consumption of fast food contributes to such incidents [of rape]. Chowmein leads to hormonal imbalance, which evokes an urge to indulge in such acts."
"What we are really asking for is not benefits but rights and commitments on its implementation. This is a significant shift we are seeing this election, where we want to move beyond the tokensims" said Suneeta Dhar from NGO Jagori

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Indonesian NGO offers to rescue slow loris from... [Published Minivan News - Apr 13 2014]
What women want: do politicians care? [Published NDTV - Apr 11 2014]
Orangs threatened again in Sumatra [Published Earthtimes.org - Apr 11 2014]
Letters: Resignation of a minister [Published The Independent - Apr 11 2014]
Arnold Schwarzenegger – public face of TV campa... [Published Friends of the Earth - Apr 10 2014]
Cambridge heads for Hay [Published University of Cambridge - Apr 10 2014]
Humanitarian news agency faces closure as UN fu... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 10 2014]
Political parties yet to move beyond symbols on... [Published Livemint.com - Apr 09 2014]
India's 'Womanifesto:" How central are women's ... [Published CNN - Apr 09 2014]
Natalie Bennett: Constitutional change must com... [Published ePolitix.com - Apr 08 2014]
BBC journalists hold minute's silence for Peter... [Published Press Gazette - Apr 08 2014]
Government assures even resort distribution fol... [Published Minivan News - Apr 07 2014]
Lok Sabha elections: What women want-a (wo)mani... [Published DNA India - Apr 05 2014]
Gunmen kill four soldiers, officer in Yemen [Published Qatar Peninsula - Apr 05 2014]
Egypt deports man over plea against mass death ... [Published Oman Tribune - Apr 05 2014]
Egypt deports activist opposing court verdict [Published The Gulf Today - Apr 04 2014]
Egypt deports activist with death penalty petition [Published Business Standard India - Apr 04 2014]
Egypt deports activist with death penalty petition [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Apr 04 2014]
Egypt bars Lebanese man over death sentence pet... [Published NOW News - Apr 04 2014]
AFP - Egypt-unrest-trial-activist [Published Namibia Press Agency - Apr 04 2014]
91% voters want action to end the rape epidemic... [Published Oneindia - Apr 04 2014]
Egypt Deports Anti-Death Sentences Activist [Published ABC News - Apr 04 2014]
European parliament adopted net neutrality into... [Published Lawyer Herald - Apr 04 2014]
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Gender Issues Could Be a Game-Changer in India’... [Published TIME.com - Apr 14 2014]
As India enters its second week of nationwide polls, the issue of female safety from sexual violence is coming second only to corruption in the minds of voters — and politicians, it seems, aren’t taking them seriously. According to a joint survey by ...
Gender Issues Could Be a Game-Changer in India’... [Published The China Blog - Apr 14 2014]
As India enters its second week of nationwide polls, the issue of female safety from sexual violence is coming second only to corruption in the minds of voters — and politicians, it seems, aren’t taking them seriously. According to a joint survey by ...
Gender Issues Could Be a Game-Changer in India’... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Apr 14 2014]
As India enters its second week of nationwide polls, the issue of female safety from sexual violence is coming second only to corruption in the minds of voters — and politicians, it seems, aren’t taking them seriously. According to a joint survey by ...
Soft power: Britain is losing its grip on this ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 31 2014]
The Lords are right we cannot 'simply proceed as before', the world has changed, and the government has to start factoring soft power into policy It is almost 25 years since the American academic Joseph Nye first introduced his distinction between ...
Schafer & Waiser: Say no to government spying [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Mar 31 2014]
It takes a pretty special issue to unite our two organizations in common cause. But our government is working to push a privacy-gutting bill through Parliament, using very cynical means: exploiting our grief over the loss of two teenage victims of online ...
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