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After failed attempts to delay debate, a controversial law was passed by the Israeli parliament on Monday night. It allows Jewish settlers in the West Bank to seek damages from Israelis individual or organisation who promote boycotts of settlements. (photo from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Burma’s pro-democracy leader has been released on Saturday after seven years of house arrest. Her latest detention was due to expire on that day. (more…)

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Ingrid Betancourt (photo) and three Americans, held by rebels, have been rescued by the Colombian authorities.

Said to be in a very poor health, Ms Betancourt, a French-Colombian politician, has been held for more than six years by the Farc, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. (more…)

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Press freedom matters

As a future journalist I’d like to talk about a very important thing : press freedom.

I read an article today, that shoved me. A poll, made for BBC world, reveled that some people find more important to maintain social harmony and peace, even if it means the press has to be muzzled. The question was asked in 14 countries. In most of them press freedom was considered more important than social stability. (more…)

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