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Burma’s First Sex Magazine Too Hot to Handle

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Download Hnyot is Burma’s first sex education magazine – and most likely the last.

After only one issue, it became the first publication to have its license revoked since the end of military rule.

The Information Ministry said the magazine has violated its permit by publishing what it called ‘near pornography’.

As Banyol Kong Janoi and Cherry Htike report, the magazine, which explores Burma’s newly-found cultural freedom, is too hot to handle.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 26 জানুয়ারী 2013 13:55 )
 

Calls to Lower Age Bar in India’s Juvenile Law

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Download The trial of five men over the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman has begun at a specially convened fast-track court in New Delhi.

If convicted, the men could face the death penalty.

The sixth suspect, who is thought to be 17, is expected to be tried by a juvenile court – he’s too young to be tried under criminal law.

As Bismillah Geelani reports, many are calling for changes to the existing Juvenile Law.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 26 জানুয়ারী 2013 14:08 )
 

A Village of Prostitutes in India

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Download The gang rape and murder of an Indian girl on a Delhi bus has sparked a wider heated debate about women’s rights in India.

However there has been little discussion about prostitution.

Every year, thousands of women in rural as well as urban parts of India are forced into prostitution.

Felix Gaedtke and Gayatri Parameswaran travelled to an unusual village in Uttar Pradesh. Here, prostitution has been a sort of “tradition” for centuries.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 26 জানুয়ারী 2013 14:26 )
 

Salwa’s Birthday Wish: No More Floods in Jakarta

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Download Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta was recently paralyzed with major floods.  

Over 100 thousand people were forced to flee their homes as water levels reached the roof of some houses.

The governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo has declared a state of emergency until the end of January.

For young Salwa from Kampung Melayu, one of the most affected areas in the eastern part of Jakarta, this year’s floods will be a memorable one.

Samantha Yap has her story.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 26 জানুয়ারী 2013 14:33 )
 

Minimum Wage for Burmese Migrants in Thailand

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Download Three out of four low-skilled migrants in Thailand are from Burma.

They do the dirty, dangerous and demanding jobs and are often exploited by their employers.

In an effort to improve living conditions the Thai government has just introduced a minimum wage of 300 Baht per day that's around 10 US dollars.

But as a result many companies say they can no longer afford to pay all their workers and are laying many of them off.

Helen Regan and Thuzar report from Burma.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 26 জানুয়ারী 2013 14:42 )
 

Khmer Kampuchea Krom in Limbo

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Download 65 ethnic Khmer Kampuchea Krom live illegally in Thailand.

They’re ethnic Khmers who live or have roots in Vietnam but they fled to avoid discrimination.

But since the UN Refugee Body in Thailand refused their request for refugee status, they could be arrested or deported at any time.

Borin Noun has the story from Bangkok.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 26 জানুয়ারী 2013 14:59 )
 

Court Deals Another Blow to Media Freedom in Thailand

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Download In Thailand, human rights groups have voiced concern over the jailing of a magazine editor for defaming the country's king.

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was sentenced on Wednesday to eleven years' in prison, but his lawyers plan to appeal.

Mr Somyot, who pleaded not guilty, was arrested in 2010, charged with Lèse-Majesté over two articles published in the 'Voice of Thaksin' magazine.

Amnesty International said Mr Somyot was a 'prisoner of conscience' and called the sentence 'regressive'. It was an opinion echoed by the Southeast Asian Press Alliance, SEAPA.

Sen Lam from Radio Australia speaks with Gayathry Venkiteswaran, SEAPA Executive Director in Bangkok.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 26 জানুয়ারী 2013 15:09 )
 

Protest Demands A Fix to Jakarta’s Pedestrian Problem

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Download The Indonesian capital Jakarta is a danger place to be a pedestrian....

You could fall into an open drain or be hit by a motorbike while trying to negotiate the cities broken walkways.

Last year there were over 900 official deaths from traffic accidents in the city, with many others going unreported.

Ben Westcott joined a group protestors this week who are demanding the government make it safe for people to walk...

সর্বশেষ আপডেট ( শনিবার, 26 জানুয়ারী 2013 15:21 )
 
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