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Archive for November 29th, 2010

ОБСЕ Призывает Отменить Законы Об Ответственности За Клевету

Posted by Info on 29/11/2010

Спецпредставитель Организации по безопасности и сотрудничеству в Европе (ОБСЕ) по вопросам свободы СМИ Дунья Миятович призвала страны-участницы отменить законы об уголовной ответственности за клевету.
B столице Казахстана Астане в воскресенье, 28 ноября, Миятович указала, что законы об уголовной ответственности за клевету и диффамацию часто используются для наказания журналистов, в том числе для заключения их под стражу.

Из 56 стран-членов ОБСЕ лишь 11 отменили законы об уголовной ответственности за клевету.

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Some Facts About WikiLeaks

Posted by Info on 29/11/2010

* WikiLeaks says it is a nonprofit organization funded by human rights campaigners, journalists and the general public. Launched in 2006, it promotes the leaking of information to fight government and corporate corruption.

* In October, WikiLeaks released 400,000 secret U.S. files on the Iraq war. The documents involved sensitive subjects including abuse of Iraqi prisoners in U.S. custody, Iraqi rights violations and civilian deaths.

* In July, it released tens of thousands of secret U.S. military documents about the war in Afghanistan, offering them first to The New York Times, Britain’s Guardian newspaper and Germany’s Der Spiegel.

* The Pentagon said the Afghan war documents leak — one of the largest in U.S. military history — had put U.S. troops and Afghan informers at risk.

* Under the heading “Afghan War Diary,” the 91,000 documents collected from across the U.S. military in Afghanistan cover the war from 2004 to 2010, WikiLeaks said in a summary.

* Although founder Julian Assange has given few interviews recently, a website, http://www.wikileaks.org, and a Twitter feed, http://www.twitter.com/wikileaks, occasionally release material.

* Sweden’s media laws are among the world’s most protective for journalists. In addition, Sweden’s Pirate Party, which advocates reform of copyright law, has agreed to host WikiLeaks’ servers, giving it additional legal protection.

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Despite Majority Won At Moldovan Polls President Cannot Be Elected

Posted by Info on 29/11/2010

In last Sunday’s elections a majority vote won by the parties belonging to the Alliance for European Integration has proved not enough to elect the president. Like in the previous election the majority will have to come to terms with the opposition party of communists.

After 95.4 percent of votes were counted, the Moldovan Communist party leads in the election with 40.5 percent of votes in its support. It is followed by the Liberal Democratic Party which collected 28.7 percent of votes, the Democratic Party with 12.9 percent of votes and the Liberal party which collected 9.3 percent of votes, the Central Election Commission said.

The rest of the parties which contested parliamentary seats failed to pass the necessary four-percent election barrier. The votes won by these parties will be equally divided between the winners.

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WikiLeaks: Washington Calls For Intelligence On Top UN Officials

Posted by Info on 29/11/2010

THE STATE DEPARTMENT ASKS US DIPLOMATS AROUND THE WORLD AND AT UN HEADQUARTERS TO PROVIDE DETAILED TECHNICAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING PASSWORDS AND PERSONAL ENCRYPTION KEYS FOR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS USED BY UN OFFICIALS. It also wants to know about …any corruption in the UN.

Friday, 31 July 2009, 20:24
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 24 STATE 080163
SUBJECT: (S) REPORTING AND COLLECTION NEEDS: THE UNITED NATIONS
Classified By: MICHAEL OWENS, ACTING DIR, INR/OPS. REASON: 1.4(C).

B. (S/NF) Reporting officers should include as much of the following information as possible when they have information relating to persons linked to : office and STATE 00080163 002 OF 024
organizational titles; names, position titles and other information on business cards; numbers of telephones, cell phones, pagers and faxes; compendia of contact information, such as telephone directories (in compact disc or electronic format if available) and e-mail listings; internet and intranet “handles”, internet e-mail addresses, web site identification-URLs; credit card account numbers; frequent flyer account numbers; work schedules, and other relevant biographical information.
………..

4) Human Rights and War Crimes (HRWC-3). — Plans and policies of UN leaders, member states, and foreign NGOs to promote human rights. — Plans and intentions of member states toward the International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and other UN-related courts and tribunals dealing with human rights issues. — Plans and intentions of UNHRC members to support or oppose US policies in the UNHRC.

Member state support for/opposition to objectives of human rights, refugee, development, and emergency relief agencies. — Plans and intentions of member states or UN Special Rapporteurs to press for resolutions or investigations into US counterterrorism strategies and treatment of detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan or Guantanamo. — Degree of coordination by and among human rights agencies, especially between the UN Human Rights Council, the OHCHR,

Details of UNHRC and OHCHR budget shortfalls.
Countries: Austria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Chad, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, France, Georgia, Iraq, Japan, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, North Korea, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe International Organizations: AU, EU, Human Rights Entities and War Crimes Courts, ICC, OIC, UN

etc. the full document here in Guardian

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