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Indian Panel Pushes New Laws After Deadly Rape

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Download Following the Delhi gang-rape last year, the Indian government set up a judicial panel to review rape laws.

The panel reviewed thousands of responses from people all around the world, suggesting ways of making India a better place for women.

As Bismillah Geelani reports, many say the panel has made ground-breaking recommendations.

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Long Journey to Justice for Victims of Nepal’s Civil War

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Download Recently the Attorney General in Nepal ordered the police to halt an investigation into the alleged killing of a journalist by Maoist rebels.

And month a Nepalese army colonel was charged in the UK with two counts of torture during Nepal’s Civil War.  

During Nepal’s decade-long Civil War, both the army and Maoist rebels were accused of human rights atrocities.

But as Rajan Parajuli reports, recent progress has increased the pressure on the government to punish war criminals.


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Indonesia’s Mangrove Police

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Download Indonesia has one-quarter of the world’s mangrove forests, but it’s losing them at a rate of 6 percent a year.

The government said the mangrove forest destruction has reached an alarming level.

With damage to 70 percent of the mangrove forests, it’s vital to preserve what’s left and replant more.

As Rumondang Nainggolan reports, a village in Brebes, Central Java has found a unique way of protecting their mangrove forests.

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Young Afghans Learning to Ski

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Download Afghan’s Bamiyan Province was once renowned for the famous Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.

Now it’s becoming a new ski destination, attracting tourists to its snowy slopes.

As Ghayor Waziri reports, many young people are flocking to the area to learn how to ski.

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Asia's Press Freedom Worsens

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Download Press freedom across most parts of Asia has worsened, with Burma being a rare bright spot and positive changes in Afghanistan labelled "precarious" as foreign troops withdraw.

That's according to the latest Press Freedom Index, prepared by Reporters Without Borders.

Authoritarian States like North Korea, China, Vietnam and Laos continue to figure right at the bottom of the list, while Cambodia and Malaysia considered to be drifting towards authoritarianism.

The group noted a general decline in South Asia and Japanese restrictions on reporting the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Liam Cochrane from Radio Australia is speaking with Benjamin Ismail, head of the Asia Pacific Desk, Reporters Without Borders.

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The Battle for Justice: Jaipur Writers Festival

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Download One of the key themes at the Asia’s largest writers’ festival in Jaipur was the quest for justice.

Jasvinder Seghal is at the festival for Asia Calling and has this report on the session—Colliding Worlds: the Quest for justice.

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Development Projects Hit Burmese Rubber Farmers in Mon State

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Download Burma’s Mon State is rich in rubber – it has been the locals’ main source of income for generations.

But since 2009, thousands of hectares of rubber plantation have been cut down to make way for a road project.

The project is run by the powerful armed wing of the New Mon State Party.

As Cherry Htike and Banyol Kong Janoi report, many locals were forced to cut down their trees.

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Indonesian Grunge Band Advocates for Environment

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Download Navicula is a grunge rock band from Bali that have just returned home after touring the US and Australia.

They are one of the few Indonesian bands that are making it internationally.

But they’re more than an ordinary rock band.

They are also known as the ‘green grunge gentlemen’.

Samantha Yap went to one of their gigs in Jakarta to find out what Navicula are all about.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 02 ফেব্রুয়ারী 2013 14:55 )
 
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