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Nepal: Madhesi youths launch initiative to combat discrimination in the Nepali media 

Aashu has witnessed first-hand the skewed portrayal of ethnic Madhesis in the mainstream Nepali media. Last year his father, a journalist with the Kathmandu-based daily Himalayan Times was dispatched to cover a rally by separatist leader CK Raut in their home town Birgunj, near the Indian border. When Raut was arrested by the authorities, the protest turned violent. “Demonstrators were throwing rocks...

Kenya: My panty, my health, my dignity 

My name is Maureen Bii from the Ogiek community living in the Mau Forest,Nessuit village. I have been inspired by the young girls and boys who amid difficult situations they face, they still hope for a better future. One most challenge they face is sexual abuse from young and old men they look up to for support and care.In many instances,its their own...

Ireland: Support us to Disband the Artane Band 

Note from the author - I submitted our story to your online paper because the boys, now men, who were incarcerated in the Irish Industrial School system were all from poor families, Travellers, children born out of wedlock, orphaned etc. The Artane Band is the last remaining link to the horrors that took place in Artane Industrial School, Dublin, Ireland - run by the Christian...

Iran: Ahwazi Student Beaten Unconscious By Iranian Regime Forces For Selling Flowers 

A young Ahwazi Arab student was critically injured on Friday when he was brutally assaulted by Iranian regime municipal officers while selling flowers in order to help feed his family. According to Ahwazi human rights activists, the student, identified as Alireza Sawari, was selling flowers and plants at the entrance to the Behesht Abad cemetery when municipal officials arrived and confiscated his...

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