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News from the Rafto House in Bergen - 2004

Image: Seminars on freedom of expression: Tentative program spring 2005

Seminars on freedom of expression: Tentative program spring 2005

A new series of seminars on freedom of expression will be held in the Rafto House in 2005, organized by the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen and the Rafto Foundation. Three topics are to be viewed from different perspectives: Freedom of expression in a global perspective, the framework for freedom of expression in Norway, and the overall ?fitness? of the Norwegian public generally. (31-DEC-2004) 31 Dec 2004 »

Image: Prospects for Peace, Security and Human Rights in Africa's Horn

Prospects for Peace, Security and Human Rights in Africa's Horn

The third volume in the Rafto Human Rights Series has recently been published. The title of the book is "Prospects for Peace, Security and Human Rights in Africa?s Horn". This volume deals with the prospects for peaceful change, human rights and state-building in the Horn of Africa.  (30-DEC-2004) 31 Dec 2004 »

Image: Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest 'extended'

Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest 'extended'

Burma?s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has had her house arrest extended, her party said on Monday. The reported extension comes after Burma?s ruling junta pledged to release 9,000 prisoners and appointed a new Prime Minister, Soe Win. It was not clear how long Aung San Suu Kyi?s detention had been extended for. Aung San Suu Kyi has been held since May 2003, after clashes between her supporters and pro-government forces in northern Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar). 01 Dec 2004 »

Image: China Sentences 50 to Death in 'War on Terror'

China Sentences 50 to Death in 'War on Terror'

According to RFA Uyghur service, Authorities in China´s northwestern Muslim region of Xinjiang have sentenced more than 50 people to death this year in what government officials say is a war on terrorism."Due to the fact that the activities of international terrorist forces are rampant, we believe our fight against the crime of violent terrorists will continue for a long time to come," Xinjiang Communist Party leader Wang Lequan told reporters visiting the region. 30 Nov 2004 »

Image: European Civic Commission to monitor Turkish compliance with EU accession criteria

European Civic Commission to monitor Turkish compliance with EU accession criteria

A European Civic Commission will be established in order to monitor Turkish compliance with the EU accession criteria. This is a concrete result from the European Parliament Conference on The EU, Republic of Turkey and the Kurds, hosted by Rafto Foundation (Norway), Kurdish Human Rights Project (UK) and Medico International (Germany) The conference´s findings will be published and presented to the European Commission. In December 2004, the European Union (EU) will decide if Republic of Turkey is to be granted a specific date to begin accession talks. 30 Nov 2004 »

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