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Miryang Arirang Festival

At Miryang Festival

Miryang Arirang Festival held from May 18 to 21, 2017 at Areas of Yeongnamru Pavilion and Miryang riverside, in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. Miryang Arirang Festival celebrates this important intangible heritage,...Read more at >> Travel and Hotel

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated information on journalists killing to UNESCO

Annie Game(R)

KARACHI, May 20: International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017...Read more at >> Diplomatic

Buddhist Youth Leader Lê Công Cầu goes on hunger strike to protest ban on visiting critically-ill UBCV leader Thích Quảng Độ

Hanoi has detained Thích Quảng Độ

PARIS, 15h May 2017 (VCHR) – The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) strongly protests the inhumane attitude of the Vietnamese government regarding Most Venerable Thích Quảng Độ, 89 year-old Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV)...Read more at >> Press Release

Manipal Hospital Bangalore to conduct next GPC clinic

Special Contribution
By NJ Thakuria

Dr Sankaran Sundar

Guwahati: The next Saturday evening OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club will be conducted by a well-known kidney ailment expert from Manipal Hospital Bangalore. Dr Sankaran Sundar, senior consultant Nephrologist and head of international kidney transplantation program...Read more at >> Sport & Health


Special Contribution
By Roland Watson (dictatorwatch)
May 7, 2017

Protest in London

As far as I know, I was the very first person to criticize Aung San Suu Kyi publicly. This occurred in my first Dictator Watch statement, from February 2002 - End the Dialogue: An Open Letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi...Read more at >> Asia-Pacific


Special Contribution
By Roland Watson(dictatorwatch),
Apr 29, 2017

UNFC's members at the meeting

The UNFC has supposedly agreed in principle on its nine demands with Aung San Suu Kyi’s peace team. Some members are even saying that they might sign the NCA...Read more at >> Campaign

Marking ADB’s 50 years, Protest Actions to take place in over 100 places in India this week.

Sutlej Valley, Kinnaur

New Delhi: Beginning with Workers Day, People’s movements and civil society organisations from across India will begin holding over 100 actions of protest in 21 states of India between May 1 - 7, 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary...Read more at >> Business

The Gochang Green Barley Field Festival

At Gochang Green Barley Field

The Gochang Green Barley Field Festival is held every year in April among the beautiful green barley fields of the Gochang-gun region, Jeollabuk-do. The festival celebrates the region’s plentiful barley....For more photos>> Photo Gallery

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommends designating Vietnam as “Country of Particular Concern” for religious freedom violations

USCIRF Annual Report 2017 (Vietnam Chapter)

PARIS, 27 April 2017 (VCHR) –The Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) welcomes the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom issued on Wednesday by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF),...Read more at >> Religious

Ex-students congregate at Makhibaha School

Former students of high school

Guwahati: An emotional moment with pensive discourses embraced nearly hundred participants as they assembled at Makhibaha HS School (formerly High School) on 16 April 2017 on the occasion of Satirtha Samaroh, which was organized for the first time in the pioneer...Read more at >> Art & Living

AAPI’s 35th annual convention kick off event held at Indian Consulate

AAPI’s 35th Convention kick off being inaugurated with the lighting of the traditional lamp

(New York, NY - April 9, 2017) “It’s very great joy that I want to invite you all to come and be part of the 35th annual American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Convention 2017 to be held at the brand new state of the art Convention Centre,...Read more at >> America

EPRID and VCHR urge EU to continue and strengthen the mandate of the EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief

EPRID logo

EPRIDPARIS, 27 March 2017 (VCHR) - The European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID), a Brussels-based network of civil society religious and non-religious organisations working to mainstream freedom of religion or belief (FoRB)...Read more at >> Europe


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The Observatory: Viet Nam: Arbitrary detention of labour and land rights defender Ms. Tran Thi Nga

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Decline of Human Rights Protection Regime

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Interview with Korean National Commission for UNESCO Dr. Park Eun-kyung

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The Global Digest 2015 (English) Special Issue is available now.

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