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Thailand’s parliament meets, but military retains upper-hand

Elections took place on March 24 under a complicated new system that empowered small parties – and the military. Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand’s newly-elected parliament sits for the first time on Friday, as pro-military and pro-democracy parties manoeuvre for power

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Vietnam’s rap queen and traditional society’s changing voice

Emerging star Suboi ‘pushing the limits’ as one of the few female rappers in socially conservative Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – “Life is happy, so what?” sings Vietnamese artist Suboi in her new hit single N-sao. The song

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Cambodia 2018 Election Report: ‘The Crackdown Continues’ – CBC The World this Hour

PHNOM PENH – July 29, 2018 was Cambodia’s sixth general election since the UN organized the country’s first free and fair elections in 1993. For the last 25 years, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has used elections as a way to

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Media Literacy Talks for Tanzania’s Youth

I’m on the back of a boda-boda motorcycle taxi, heading uphill, when my driver, Nuru, points out the drive-way leading to the house of Tanzania’s former prime minister and current presidential hopeful, Edward Lowassa. Not even five seconds after we

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#RightsMedia doc: #Tanzania ‘s #burgeoning #youth #opposition

Part 2: 27-year-old Nanyaro Ephata is a Chadema (political opposition party in Tanzania) youth leader based in Arusha. He organizes party youth to rally behind elected members of parliament when they visit the region to speak. Ephata accuses the governing

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#RightsMedia doc: The #rise of #Tanzania ‘s #opposition #Chadema party

Part 1: Chadema (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo – Party for Democracy and Progress) is the political opposition in Tanzania’s parliament. A bombing at a Chadema rally in Arusha on June 15, 2013, the day before a by-election, caused four

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#RightsMedia story: Tanzanian youth rising

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Despite statements made by the Tanzanian government to discredit the opposition and blame unemployed “idle youths” or “rioters” for actions taken against the state, the governing CCM party’s public relations campaign seems doomed to fail. The CCM (Chama

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