Pope questions interfaith dialogue

   Pope questions interfaith dialogue 

 

ROME, Nov 24 – In comments that could have broad implications in a period of intense inter-religious conflict, Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday cast doubt on the possibility of interfaith dialogue but called for more discussion of the practical consequences of religious differences.

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In Burma, War Against Cyber Dissidents Expands, Even Non-Political Bloggers Jailed

Since the 2007 Saffron Revolution, a popular uprising of students and Buddhist monks, Burma’s military government has been watching the internet with growing unease. The web, as our study of the conflict demonstrates, played a pivotal role in organizing and increasing the visibility of that conflict to the outside world. Citizen journalists, utilizing the content creation powers of Web 2.0 technology, were able to smuggle mobile videos and pictures out to the world, not only in person, but through anonymous uploads and file hosting sites at poorly regulated internet cafes.

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Irene Fernandez acquitted

Irene Fernandez acquitted

The Kuala Lumpur High Court today acquitted migrant workers’ activist Irene Fernandez, bringing an end to a 13-year court battle.

The court was to have started hearing her appeal this morning even though documents relating to her appeal case may be incomplete.
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