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Crackdown intensifies on journalists in Vietnam

Pham Viet Dao is the latest victim in a campaign of arrests by the Vietnamese communist government in an effort to suppress dissidence, specifically on popular internet blogs.


Independence Square is Burning

A brief look at Ukraine's civil unrest after President Yanukovych resists EU integration. Protesters are actively fighting in the streets against government police forces and the death toll is rising. 


Razan and Ghiath

Editorial by Shady Hamadi, Syrian writer and activist

All dictatorships murder in silence. They do not want to create symbols, or heroes. Despite this, some tales resurface from regime censorship. It is important to tell them to the highest number of people to set an example, and orove that


Let's turn on the Light on Africa

Despite having rich culture, many youths, resources and potential, the continent of Africa is still plagued with poverty, cultural genocide and financial stability. Many academics, politicians and other figures of high power have great hope for Africa and shed light on the issues that need to be reversed.


"Forbidden to die of laughter"

Hollande bans Dieudonné's macabre shows. Gariwo asked Hellen Kaufmann, President of Association Anonymes, Justes et Persecutés pendant la période nazie (AJPN) from Bordeaux, for comment about this affair which could be the end of a long dispute or a case of conflicting memories to be tackled through a cultural battle.


Ahmed Davutoglu in Armenia

Editorial by Pietro Kuciukian, Gariwo co-founder and Honorary Consul of Armenia to Italy

It is certainly reassuring to hear from the person in charge of the Turkish diplomacy – who visited Yerevan to attend the summit of the Black See Economic Cooperation Zone -, as he said on 12 December, that Turkey should hold a “just


Crimes of genocide and against the humankind

the denial of the individual's value

The first legal definition in the domain of mass persecution dates back to 1915 and concerns the massacres of the Armenian populations perpetrated by the Turks, which were followed by the trials of the perpetrators before the Martial Court. In the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920 the Great Powers use the terms "crimes against civilization" and "crimes of lèse-humanity". In the aftermath of Second World War, face the Holocaust tragedy, the Military Tribunal of the Nurnberger Trials against Nazi officials started the proceeding by stating the crimes on which it was competent... On 9 December 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations unanimously approved the Convention for the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, which is considered as the most heinous crime against Humanity. 

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