Tag: democracy

‘Syrian civil war sending message to the Iranians’

‘Syrian civil war sending message to the Iranians’

The Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2009 on charges of espionage. Saberi does not believe Friday’s presidential elections in Iran will bring political changes. Tobias Köberlein: Mrs. Saberi, you lived in Iran for six years before you had to leave the country following your release from Evin prison […]

June 13, 2013 | By More
Prime Minister Erdogan soften stand proposes referendum to end protests

Prime Minister Erdogan soften stand proposes referendum to end protests

June 13, ISTANBUL (AP) — Protesters expressed doubts about the offer, however, and continued to converge in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park, epicenter of the anti-government protests that began in Istanbul 13 days ago and spread across the country. At times, police have broken up demonstrations using tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets. Turkey’s government […]

June 13, 2013 | By More
Codetermination is not a question of education

Codetermination is not a question of education

June 8, AP – If post-revolution Egypt is anything to go by, the democratization process is clearly very difficult in societies with high levels of illiteracy and inadequate education. Every election from which the religious right-wing emerges victorious is decried as testimony to “a lack of awareness among the masses.” Although she recognizes the dangers […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
Chancellor Angela Merkel urges dialogue amid Turkey protests

Chancellor Angela Merkel urges dialogue amid Turkey protests

June 3, AP – As protests in Turkey entered their fourth day on Monday, the spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Merkel urged the government to rein in its crackdown on the protest so a dialogue could take place. Germany has called for dialogue with between the Turkish government and protesters continue to voice […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
Tunisian feminist arrested for alleged provocation

Tunisian feminist arrested for alleged provocation

May 21, TUNIS, Tunisia AP — On Sunday, Amina Tyler — a 19-year-old member of the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN, which uses nudity in its protests — passed through heavy security and checkpoints to enter the city of Kairouan, where police were preventing hardline conservative Islamists from holding an annual conference. A Tunisian feminist who […]

May 21, 2013 | By More
Pre-election Violence Grows as Blasts Kill At Least 18 in Pakistan

Pre-election Violence Grows as Blasts Kill At Least 18 in Pakistan

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — Two of Tuesday’s attacks targeted candidates from Islamist parties, indicating a new trend in the pre-election violence, which had only plagued secular parties before this week. The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for many of the attacks in the run-up to the May 11 election and specifically threatened several secular parties […]

May 9, 2013 | By More