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Cuba - When will Cuba improve relations with its own journalists?
 
Reporters without borders
In the wake of the US and Cuban announcements of a resumption in the diplomatic relations severed more than half a century ago, Reporters Without Borders would like to draw attention to the lack of freedom of information in Cuba and to call for the release of imprisoned journalists. “Now that diplomatic bridges are being built, it is high time that Cuba improved relations with its own independent journalists, and it could start by immediately releasing the two journalists and the blogger (...) (Full Story)
Cameroon - Disproportionate penalties for media in Cameroon's anti-terrorism law
 
Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders urges Cameroon's President Paul Biya to reject an anti-terrorism law with provisions that would have a disastrous impact on freedom of information if implemented in a heavy-handed manner. The Cameroonian authorities recently stepped up pressure on the media and the anti-terrorism law could make it even harder for journalists to operate. Its problems include an extremely vague definition of terrorism, disproportionate penalties and provision for only military courts (...) (Full Story)
Honduras - Call for thorough investigation into TV journalist's murder
 
Reporters without borders
Reynaldo Paz Mayes, a regional TV station owner and presenter, was gunned down in a sports centre in the northern city of Comayagua on 15 December. Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to examine the possibility that his murder was linked to his journalistic work. Paz's programme on RPM TV Canal 28, the station he owned, often touched on sensitive issues such as impunity, and he had received threats in connection with the opinions he expressed on the air. He was also a member of (...) (Full Story)
Remembrance Day : The Symbolics of Poppies
By Anna de Aguayo
 
Every year for several weeks before November 11, a field of scarlet poppies appears on coat lapels across Canada. This wearing of the poppy has a complex history ... (Full Story)
ISIS. The Rise of the Islamic State: The Strategic Surprise
 
By Ephraim Kam

It was only a matter of time before the debate began about who was responsible for the failed strategic assessment about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Less than a year ago, few people knew about ISIS and the risks it represented. Suddenly, within just a few months, ISIS leads the list of threats of a long line of nations, beginning with the United States, and is considered a threat so severe that exceptional steps must be taken in order to confront it. (Full Story)
The United States Returns to Iraq
 
By Oded Eran

President Obama's September 10, 2014 address to the American nation presented the new US strategy against ISIS. Since being elected president, Obama has been criticized at home and by US allies in Europe and the Middle East for skirting responsibility in various regions of tension. (Full Story)
21st Century Middle East: New Transnational Jihad or Simply Sheer Terror ?
By Abdul Ghelleh
 
In the late 80s, the Muslim faith in Britain was seen as beautiful and exotic religion, with the Mosques almost being part of the attraction sites in the British capital. I have seen retired American tourists who angled from side to side for perfect pictures of Regent’s Park Mosque while curiously wondering what would possibly be inside that fascinating golden dome on the base of the fine minaret. (Full Story)
Members of Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No! occupy the New York City office of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
 
Protests in response to Israel’s assault on Gaza have drawn hundreds — and in some cases thousands — around the world. On Tuesday, members of Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews Say No! occupied the New York City office of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, a nonprofit group that raises money in the United States to send to the Israeli military.

The Ugandan human rights defender Patrick Leuben Mukajanga has been awarded the 2013 Makwan Prize
By Roberto Malini
 
Bergamo (Italy)  The year 2013 has been a very difficult year for activists and humanitarian workers throughout the world. The economic crisis, wars and conflicts, the lack of attention of governments and supranational institutions towards the most vulnerable groups in society have generated humanitarian tragedies everywhere. (Full Story)
APOSTATES IN ISLAM - THE REPORT
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
 
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) and Atheist Alliance International have published a new report on the Political and Legal Status of Apostates in Islam with the support of The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science UK. The report examines sources for laws that prohibit apostasy from Islam, reviews legislation and government policies in various countries that persecute apostates and blasphemers, and highlights the cases of some of the many persecuted individuals, with a focus on atheists, secularists and freethinkers.  (Full Story)
Canada. Internet use continues to rise
 
The value of orders placed online by Canadians reached $18.9 billion in 2012, up 24% from 2010 when the survey was last conducted. More than half of Internet users (56%) ordered goods or services online in 2012, up from 51% in 2010. In 2012, 77% of Internet users did research on goods or services or window shopped. (Full Story)
Just Published. Revisiting Tolerance. Lessons drawn from Egypt's Cosmopolitan Heritage
 
How does a polyglot Jewish family from Alexandria, Egypt, get caught up in the power play of the Suez Crisis? In this fascinating ebook by Egyptian-born author and Tolerance.ca Editor Victor Teboul writes about his cosmopolitan experience and his family’s ordeal following the 1956 Suez Crisis and the expulsion of Egypt’s Jewish community.  (Full Story)
Europe vs. Hizbollah's Military Wing
 
by Benedetta Berti and Yoram Schweitzer 

On July 22, 2013, during a ministerial meeting on Common Foreign and Security Policy, the Council of the European Union decided to designate Hizbollah’s "military wing" as a terrorist organization. (Full Story)

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