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A Regional Consultation, on State of Freedoms of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on Internet in Asia. from 4-6 October 2017

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4All), and Global Partners Digital are organizing a regional consultation in Bangkok from 4-6 October 2017, on the State of Freedoms of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on the Internet in Asia.

A Regional Consultation, on State of Freedoms of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on Internet in Asia. from 4-6 October 2017
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Saudi ladies celebrate right to drive

In Saudi Arabia a jubilant atmosphere is prevailing among the women and they went onto greet each other on hearing the long awaited good news of the royal decree permitting women to drive.

Saudi ladies celebrate right to drive
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India: Ensure justice for journalist Shantanu Bhowmik and safeguard freedom of the press

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the killing of 28-year-old journalist Shantanu Bhowmik on 21 September 2017.

 Shantanu Bhowmik  - 28-year-old journalist
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US Partners with Sri Lanka to Protect Oceans Improving Waste Management

On September 25, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded approximately LKR 97 million ($625,000) to three local organizations to recycle municipal waste in the western coastal belt and Galle district.

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The plight of Hindus in Bangladesh

Legacy of tortures, humiliation on Bangladeshi Hindus not yet stopped, party in power sponsored humiliation every now and then shake the confidence of the innocent law abiding citizen of the country. The plight of Hindus in Bangladesh never stopped.

 The plight of Hindus  in Bangladesh
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Perceptivity must replace precariousness in North-South dialogue

Solutions to racism's entrenched historical legacies continue to elude us. Perceptivity must prevail over precariousness. Questioning each other’s patriotism would not take us anywhere.

Perceptivity must replace precariousness in North-South dialogue
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The question of self-identity of the Rohingyas of Myanmar

One of the most egregious crimes is to deny a people its inalienable right to self-identify itself. The neo-fascists of Myanmarism have been committing this crime for nearly half a century. To them, the Rohingyas – racially Indian (or South Asian) and religiously either Muslim or Hindu – simply don’t exist or belong in Myanmar (erstwhile Burma).

The question of self-identity of the Rohingyas of Myanmar
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Trump Vs Kim: a duel without a winner

Having been insulted by President Trump at the UN with a new nickname, Rocket Man, North Korean supremo, Kim Jong-un, has started showing to the world how he is going to live up to his new classification – firing on all cylinders.

Trump Vs Kim: a duel without a winner
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Burmese Perspective : The Rohingya Crisis

We fully support the UN taking a strong stand about ethnic cleansing by the Burmese army at the coming UN General Assembly but is quite perplexed of why it is only now, when the ethnic cleansing in Burma by the Army has been going on for more than half a century?

Burmese Perspective : The Rohingya Crisis
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Please don't involve the schoolteachers in this!

It is really heartening to read that a team of cardiologists from a children hospital in the UK are performing heart surgeries at a Galle hospital. We learn that they are doing this free of charge on children with serious heart problems and their priority would be for children coming from families who could not afford the high prices charged by private hospitals here.

A team of doctors from Evelina Children's Hospital, a branch of Guy’s Hospital in London, UK, were in Sri Lanka on their annual 'Take Heart Mercy Mission' recently to perform heart surgery on young children from 6 months to 15 years at the Karapitiya Hospital, Galle.
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