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Nato-Gipfel: Rote Hilfe befürchtet massive Einschränkungen von Grundrechten und Menschenrechten – Internationale Friedens-Aktivisten auf dem Weg nach Strasbourg verhaftet

Nato-Gipfel: Rote Hilfe befürchtet massive Einschränkungen von Grundrechten und Menschenrechten

Internationale Friedens-Aktivisten auf dem Weg nach Strasbourg verhaftet

Von Andreas Klamm, Französisch-deutscher Nachrichten-Korrespondent

Strasbourg/Baden-Baden/Kehl. 2. April 2009. In einer Presse-Erklärung beklagt der Bundesvorstand des Vereines Rote Hilfe e. V. so wörtlich: „Massive staatliche Repression (Unterdrückung) im Vorfeld des NATO-Gipfels in Strasbourg, Baden-Baden und Kehl.“

Bereits im Rahmen der linken Proteste gegen den diesjährigen NATO-Jubiläums-Gipfel in Strasbourg, Baden-Baden und Kehl, an dem fast 30 RegierungsvertreterInnen aus aller Welt teilnehmen werden, sei es am Rande der Demonstration „Make Militarism History“ in Freiburg am Montagabend zu staatlichen Repressionsmaßnahmen in Form von schikanösen Kontrollen, kurzzeitigen Ingewahrsamnahmen und martialischer Polizeipräsenz gekommen, teilte der Bundesvorstand der Roten Hilfe mit.

Die Proteste gegen das 60 Jahre alte Militärbündnis wolle man fortsetzen, auch dann wenn Behörden alle Dinge unternehmen, um jegliche Proteste im Keim zu ersticken.

Mitglieder der kollektiven Volxküche „Le Sabot“, die auf ihrem Weg zum Camp in
Strasbourg waren, wurden gegen 13 Uhr am Dienstag-Mittag am Grenzübergang A35 Lauterbourg durchsucht und mit der Begründung zurückgeschickt, „die Fahrerin sei datenbanktechnisch als Mitglied der linksradikalen Organisation „Black Block“ Polizei-bekannt.“

Außerdem seien im Auto neben den vielen Küchenmessern, die für einen Anschlag benutzt werden könnten und deshalb beschlagnahmt werden müssten, Rechtshilfetipps von Legal Team, Ermittlungsausschuss und Roter Hilfe gefunden worden, die den Verdacht bestätigten, dass es sich bei den InsassInnen um gut geschulte „TerroristInnen ultralinker und anarcho-autonomer Netzwerke“ (Zitat der französischen Innenministerin Michèle Alliot-Marie) handle.

Im Anschluss daran wurden bis heute einige „Le Sabot“-Mitglieder und Menschen, die sich an der Aktion, Kochequipment für mehrere Tausend Menschen auf das Camp in Strasbourg zu bringen, beteiligt hatten, in die Gefangenen-Sammelstelle nach Kehl verbracht.

Die AktivistInnen wurde bis zum heutigen Mittag wieder freigelassen. Allerdings wurde ein Einreise-Verbot gegen einiger der AktivistInnen verhängt. Man hoffe nun auf eine richterliche Entscheidung, die für Donnerstag-Morgen erwartet wird.

Auch an vielen anderen Stellen, so die Rote Hilfe, und in vielen anderen Bereichen haben die Einsatzkräfte, die im Angesicht der militanten Anti-G20-Proteste in London einen Tag zuvor mittlerweile ein erhebliches Bedrohungsszenario an die Wand malen, alles unternommen, um ihren von Anfang an auf Eskalation ausgerichteten Kurs zielstrebig verfolgen zu können: Mit dem Versuch, das Camp mit der Polizeisondereinheit BAC (Brigade Anti Criminalité) anzugreifen, Fahnen zu beschlagnahmen, an den Grenzen rigide zu kontrollieren und großzügig Ein- und Ausreiseverbote zu erteilen, wollen sie der politischen Zielvorgabe gerecht werden, die in der weiträumigen und totalen Abschottung der NATO-GipfelteilnehmerInnen von ihren KritikerInnen besteht.

Die Rote Hilfe e. V. befürchtet konkret sogar, das hätten bereits die ersten Tage vor dem eigentlichen Gipfel deutlich gezeigt, eine weitreichende Außerkraftsetzung rechtsstaatlicher Schutz-Standards und bürgerlicher Freiheitsrechte, wie diese im Grungesetz, der Verfassung für Deutschland, der Verfassung für Frankreich und nach der Allgemeinen Erklärung der Menschenrechte der United Nations (Vereinte Nationen, http://www.un.org) garantiert werden.

Die Folge solle letztendlich die Behinderung und Unterbindung von politischem Protest sein.

Die Rote Hilfe protestiert ausdrücklich gegen die unzähligen polizeilichen Maßnahmen
im Vorfeld des NATO-Gipfels, gegen Grenzkontrollen und sonstige Einschränkungen
der grundgesetzlich verbrieften Bewegungs-Freiheit, gegen Schikanen gegenüber den
Campenden, gegen willkürliche Kontrollen und Platzverweise.

Man hoffe, dass das Kalkül der staatlichen Repressions-Organe, mit solchen Maßnahmen die Einschüchterung zu verschärfen und einen unerträglichen „rechtswidrigen Überwachungsdruck“ aufzubauen, der politisches Handeln lähmen soll, nicht aufgehen wird, teilte die Rote Hilfe mit.

Mathias Krause für den Bundesvorstand des Vereines Rote Hilfe e.V. versicherte: „Die Rote Hilfe wird alles in ihren Kräften Stehende tun, um dem Abbau des Demonstrationsrechts und der Versammlungsfreiheit und der Einschränkung der Bewegungsfreiheit etwas entgegenzusetzen.“

Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters
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Die Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte der United Nations (UN, Vereinte Nationen) , proklamiert, 1948 in New York City, United States of America:

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SEAPA Capsule Report: Thai journalists caught in crossfire of tense standoff

SEAPA Capsule Report: Thai journalists caught in crossfire of tense standoff

New York, U.S.A./(and). December 2, 2008/3mnewswire.org/– In Bangkok Thai journalist are increasingly finding themselves caught in the corssfire between the two warring political groups and their supporters.

As the political crisis in Bangkok escalates, Thai journalists are increasingly finding themselves caught in the crossfire between two warring political factions and their respective supporters, with reports of harassment, shootings, and physical attacks targetting media offices and practitioners.

Anti-government protesters led by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) have been occupying Bangkok’s two main airports – the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang Airport – for more than a week now. More than 200,000 are believed stranded in Thailand, as the protests plunge the country into deeper political
crisis and worsening economic fallout from the same.

As tensions rise, however, the media has been vulnerable and has indeed come under direct attack.

On November 24, unidentified men aboard a motorized boat along the Chao Phraya River fired grenades at the ASTV head office. Net surrounding the building fortunately deflected the grenades, which fell to the waters and exploded without causing damage or injuries.

ASTV is a satellite TV service provider owned by media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul, leader of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD)anti-government movement. Its security officials believe the attackers’ main target were the satellite dishes on the building’s roof.

Four days later, another such attack took place. The launched grenades exploded on the fourth level of the ASTV building, shattering glass windows and injuring a newscaster.

The two airports, focal points of the stand-off, are also the site of direct harassment and intimidation against individual journalists.

A photographer from the Thai-language newspaper “Thai Rath” was attacked by PAD guards at Don Mueang on the night of November 28.

The photographer, who requested anonymity, said a PAD guard struck him from behind, causing him to fall to the ground. At the time, he said he had been taking photographs of another PAD guard beating a man.

He said he was then surrounded by eight or nine guards who snatched his camera and accused him of being an imposter. More guards showed up and assaulted him further until reporters came to his aid, confirming that he was a real photographer.

In another incident, the PAD stopped reporters and photographers from covering the capture of a policeman by PAD guards at Suvarnabhumi Intenational Airport on November 30. The “Bangkok Post” reported that some PAD protesters also hurled insults at the journalists.

Reporters complained that PAD protesters videotaped them while doing their job. One PAD guard tried to see what they were typing on their computers at Suvarnabhumi airport’s One Stop Service area, which has been turned into a temporary press room.
“The Nation” reported that PAD protesters also cajoled reporters to report only the good side of the PAD.

“Ban Muang” newspaper reporter Natthawut Karanyasophon said two PAD followers at Suvarnabhumi International Airport forced him to take off his white T-shirt marked with the message, “Stop Violence”. The guards told him the T-shirt missed the point as only the PAD was treated unfairly.

“The Nation” said other protesters surrounded Natthawut. PAD co-leader Saranyu Wongkrachang stepped in and moved the media’s work centre to another area.

Natthawut said the Thai Journalists’ Association (TJA) encouraged reporters to wear the T-shirt while they covered stories at Government House to call for peace. He claimed that though he did not fear the protesters, he changed his T-shirt to avoid more trouble.

Also on November 30, “The Nation” reported that PAD guards opened fire at a TV station’s OB van at Don Mueang airport, riddling the vehicle with bullet holes. The technician and the driver were unharmed.

Phanumart Jaihork, a TNN relay controller, said he and the driver were lost in the airport vicinity. They stopped at a checkpoint manned by PAD guards in front of the terminal building to ask for directions. Phanumart said he heard gunfire. The guards then told them to drive on and look for a safe place in the airport building.

However, when they passed the second checkpoint, the technician and the driver heard more gunshots, prompting them to flee from the area. The OB van, which bore the TV station’s markings, sustained many bullet holes on the sides, tailgate and roof .

Still in Don Mueang, a scuffle almost broke out between AFP and local Thai media photographers and PAD protesters after the latter demanded for the cameras of the photographers after accusing them of taking pictures of a protester without his consent.

Alarmed by the series of attacks on journalists, the TJA–a founding member of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)–along with The Press Council of Thailand, the Confederation of Thai Journalists, the Thai Broadcast Journalists’ Association and the Association of Thai Cable Operators, issued a statement on December 1 calling on both the government and the PAD to stop violent acts against journalists and allow them to perform their duties unhampered.

“These acts are unacceptable since they obstruct the work of the media and threaten the people’s right to access to information. We appeal to protestors of all sides to stop these acts once and for all,” said the media groups in their statement.

The statement emphasized the need for media to stay in the middle in order to report facts as fairly as possible, “No matter how the current violence turns out, the media has a duty to report facts with balance so that the public is equipped with enough information to make its own decision.”

“We, therefore, appeal to demonstrators to realize and understand the work of the media. Any group that attacks the media will not win public support,” the statement added.

At the same time, the media groups advised their colleagues to exercise their journalistic duties with caution, reminding them of their duty to “adhere to their professional ethics and not allow themselves to be influenced by any particular group.”

Source: Southeast Asian Press Alliance

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Amy Goodman to receive Right Livelihood Award

Amy Goodman on her educational program Democracy NOW! Democracy NOW! broadcast daily Monday to Friday. For more information go to: www.democracynow.org. Photo: 3mnewswire.org

Amy Goodman to receive Right Livelihood Award

By Andreas Klamm, journalist, broadcast journalist and author of Liberty and Peace NOW!

Washington D. C. / New York City / London/Stockholm/October 28, 2008. The international and excellent journalist which is known as one of the world best top journalists, authors and broadcast journalists has been awarded to receive the Right Livelihood Award on December 8, 2008 by the Right Livelihood Award Foundation in Stockholm in Sweden.

Amy Goodman will share the right Livelihood Award with four other woman which have been taking part in a vital role of social transformation.

The three other women which will receive also the Right Livelihood Award 2008 are

Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan / LAFTI (India)

“…for two long lifetimes of work dedicated to realising in practice the Gandhian vision of social justice and sustainable human development, for which they have been referred to as ‘India’s soul’.”

Asha Hagi (Somalia)

“…for continuing to lead at great personal risk the female participation in the peace and reconciliation process in her war-ravaged country.”

and

Monika Hauser (Germany)

“…for her tireless commitment to working with women who have experienced the most horrific sexual violence in some of the most dangerous countries in the world, and campaigning for them to receive social recognition and compensation.”

Amy Goodman will be honored for “…for developing an innovative model of truly independent political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by mainstream media.

Presented annually in Stockholm at a ceremony in the Swedish Parliament, the Right Livelihood Award is usually shared by four recipients. One of them may receive an Honorary Award, given to a person or group whose work the Jury wishes to recognize but who is not primarily in need of monetary support. The others share the prize money of 2,000,000 Swedish kronor (approximately USD 310,000). The prize money is for ongoing successful work, never for personal use.

The media is sometimes called the fourth power in a democracy. But in many countries of the world such as for example Germany, Iran, Iraq, China, North Korea and many others the media is today no longer willing or able to play this role. Instead it defers to commercial and political interests, thus eroding democracy and destroying elementary and fundamental vital parts of a democracy such as the freedom of the press, liberty, peace, free speech and justice.

With Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman has shown what the alternative to this dangerous trend can look like. Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. which is now available to people seeking alternative viewpoints around the globe.

Career

Amy Goodman was born in 1957, graduated from Harvard in 1984 and became news director at the New York radio station WBAI a few years later. In 1996 she launched the daily one-hour news broadcast Democracy Now!, which she now hosts with Juan Gonzalez, and which is produced live from 08.00 to 09.00 US EST.


Unembedded reporting

Democracy Now! focuses on issues its producers consider under-reported or ignored by mainstream news coverage, like global news or reporting on anti-war activism in the U.S. It provides hard-hitting, independent, breaking coverage of war and peace, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, and struggles for social, racial, economic, gender and environmental justice in the U.S. and abroad.


Democracy Now! seeks to give voice to the voiceless. Its broadcasts include:

  • in-depth interviews with community members, activists, academics, artists and journalists shut out by the mainstream media,

  • debates between activists and people in power,

  • investigative reports and exclusive interviews with usual and controversial guests,

  • and on-the-ground reporting from protests, the recent conventions and hot spots round the world.

Democracy Now! – Facts and figures

Democracy Now! is the fastest growing independent news program in the United States of America . The educational program is now syndicated to more than 700 radio and TV, satellite and cable TV networks in North America reaching millions of people worldwide.

Democracy Now! is produced by seven producers, 20 full-time and 15 paid part-time staff as well as many volunteers. Broadcast daily as an hourly TV show, but with its founding on radio, it is produced in such a way that the stories never rely on the pictures, which allows it to be sent out as a radio show on community radio stations all over the US.

Democracy Now! has an outreach team working to encourage communities to demand that their community radio stations transmit the program.

Democracy Now!’s innovative technical solutions allow for high usability for any kind of audience. There is ‘close captioning’ for deaf people and numerous voluntary transcribers produce full transcripts of the show. On the website, there are different types of streams and downloads, e.g. audio files, but also high-quality video files that are sent out, for example, by a Japanese TV channel once a week. Democracy Now! also keeps a complete archive of all its shows, which people can research for free.

Democracy Now! receives no government or corporate funding. Because of its educational mission, it has charitable status according to US law (501c3). Major organizational donors have been the Lannan Foundation and the Wallace Global Fund. Significant contributions also come from listeners themselves.

What Amy Goodman is calling Trickle-up journalism”

Amy Goodman describes Democracy Now! as ‘trickle-up journalism’, because the stories it runs are often taken up by the mainstream media and her interviewees are very often interviewed by other channels after they have appeared on Democracy Now! Thus, the significance of Democracy Now! goes beyond the show as such: It also serves to open up the media landscape, acting as a ‘conveyor belt’ for stories that otherwise would not reach the mainstream media.

Awards and books received by Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman’s awards include the Golden Reel for the Best National Documentary for ‘Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship’ in 1998, and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Prize for ‘Massacre: the Story of East Timor’. This story had almost cost her life: In East Timor, she survived a massacre in 1991 in which Indonesian soldiers gunned down 270 Timorese people.

The journalist, author and broadcast journalist has also written three hard-hitting books with her brother, David Goodman: The Exception to the Rulers (2004); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheer-leaders and the People who Fight Back (2006); and Standing up to the Madness (2008). She also syndicates a column to national papers.

Democracy Now! is broadcast daily from 8-9am EST/1-2pm GMT. To watch today’s show and for a list of international and domestic stations that carry DN!, please go to www.democracynow.org.

Quotation: What Amy Goodman has said about the Right Livelihood Award

“I am completely honored to have my work and the work of my colleagues held in such high regard, it makes me realize how important the work of bringing a truly independent voice to broadcast news and journalism really is. I really believe in free speech and independent journalism as a tool for peace, for understanding. It is so important, especially during times like these, that the media hold the politicians feet to the fire… we all need the real answers, the truth as best we can. This is why I get up every morning and go to the red firehouse we broadcast from everyday, still as excited as my first day at Democracy Now! over 12 years ago.”

Amy Goodman


The murder and killing of independent journalists fighting for liberty and democracy

Not all journalists which do publish alternative and independent reports do receive an award. Many of these journalists instead of receiving awards have been murdered. According to the Committee to Protect Journalist in 2008, 33 journalists have been killed. In 2007 according to information in the USA a number of 67 journalists have been killed.

The International Press Institute in Europe knows already about 37 journalists which been murdered in the year 2008. In the years 2007 93 journalists have been killed according to the International Press Institute.

Reporters without borders knows about the death of 34 journalists in 2008 while 126 journalists are imprisoned. About so called 93 “cyber dissidents” and 9 media assistant staff do serve in prison for simply speaking out a part of the truth for laboring for liberty, democracy and peace.

Article 18

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS

UNITED NATIONS, New York City, United States of America, 1948

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1948-2008 – Human Rights: The land where milk and honey do flow in rivers in concern of the human rights?

1948-2008 – Human Rights: The land where milk and honey do flow in rivers in concern of the human rights?

By Andreas Klamm

New York / London / Berlin./3mnewswire.org/November 1, 2008. In some days the entire world will celebrate on December 10, 2008 the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS by the United Nations in New York City in 1948 in the United States of America.

As a French-German journalist, broadcast journalist and author I have been for about three years on a special research which is not over yet to find the country which could be best described as the country where milk and honey do flow in rivers in concern of the promotion, granting and support of the Human Rights.

It was crystal clear from the beginning of this international research that Germany during the years of the NAZIS Holocaust from 1933 to 1945 will not match these criteria. But what about Germany 70 years after during the Reichskristall-Nacht in 1938? The Synagogues of my Jewish brothers and sisters have been burned in Germany and about 10 million people have been killed in the German concentrations camps. It was perhaps one of the worsest disasters ever which have taken place in history of the human mankind. Another 50 million people have been killed during the Second World War.

There must be a change after 70 years, am I right?

There was a chance in December 1948 when the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS have been proclaimed by the United Nations. As Germany is a part of the universe the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS are valid in Germany also.

No one man or woman would ever doubt that Germany is not a part of this universe. There have been important changes but not in all areas and in all regions of the country of Germany. Certainly in 2008 Germany is still not meeting the criteria of a land where milk and honey do flow in rivers in concern of the promotion, support and granting of elementary and fundamental human rights such as the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience the religious liberty and other basic rights which are granted in ARTICLE 18 and ARTICLE 19 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS.

It is always easy if German citizen especially famous politicians like Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel are traveling to countries far away from Germany and do express their support for human rights and their concerns about the serious violations and abuses of the human rights in other countries, which is an important duty.

As a journalist, broadcast journalist and author of several books including the book “Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters” I do know that it is a very difficult duty to criticize other countries in concern of the serious abuses and violations against the UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS.

However some people have been asking me. “Please, as you are French-German journalist and citizen look not to Russia, China, Asia, North Korea, Indonesia first but do us one favor and have a brief look on the situation in concern of the human rights in Germany.” My thought was “…what shall be wrong with it, if some brothers and sisters from Asia, Russia, Africa, New Zealand and the United States of America have been asking me to have a brief look on the situation about human rights cases in Germany.” ?

It was my first impression and my second impression was and is: “I am still shocked !”

Germany in the year 2008 about 70 years after the Reichskristall-Nacht in 1938 has taken place still does not qualify in the criteria of a country where milk and honey do flow in the rivers in concern of supporting, granting and promoting human rights.

On http://aitel.hist.no/~walterk/wkeim/files/de_human_rights.htm you will find more than a dozen of cases where people with all kind of different backgrounds, even believers which call themselves Jews, Muslim, Christian and members of other religious systems have to go before EUROPEAN COURTS simply to claim elementary and fundamental UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS as granted in ARTICLE 19 and ARTICLE 18.

BUT what about all these people which are oppressed and their voices have been silenced. These people do not have a single cent to pay the attorney which could help or even defend their basic human rights before the EUROPEAN COURT.

This make the situation much worse. Because these people do know very well. Their human rights are abused and violated. They do suffer even torture in a country where torture is forbidden and their voices are silenced, while other politicians and rich people do act like cheer leaders on the screen of the media and television and like to make people believe: “We are the best.” Knowing very well that Germany is in need of development in concern of granting basic human rights in this country where one of the most horrible disaster have been taking place in the years of 1933 to 1945.

My third thought after studying some of the cases of the serious abuses of the human rights in Germany was: The U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon should travel on December 10, 2008 to Germany and declare in a public speech to all citizen in this world that we might be able to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS in December in 1948 in New York City in the United States of America and that the UN Secretary-General would encourage all human beings in his public speech on this entire planet earth to participate in the PEACE PROCESS that people and their elementary basic HUMAN RIGHTS will be not violated and abused.

“The campaign reminds us that in a world still reeling from the horrors of the Second World War, the Declaration was the first global statement of what we now take for granted — the inherent dignity and equality of all human beings.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

“In the course of this year, unprecedented efforts must be made to ensure that every person in the world can rely on just laws for his or her protection. In advancing all human rights for all, we will move towards the greatest fulfillment of human potential, a promise which is at the heart of the Universal Declaration.”

High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour

This is a fact just to celebrate that the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS have been proclaimed in 1948 is certainly not good enough. Human Rights have to be granted and human rights are elementary and fundamental basic rights of all these countries which claim to be a democracy. There is a lot of work in concern of the granting of the basic human rights which needs to be done.

All of us should take a part in this PEACE PROCESS. Promoting, the support and the granting of the human rights is perhaps one of the most important peace processes ever especially in those countries which want to go a step forward and to claim to be a democracy in this world.

Those which do know the Human Rights should support and help those which are oppressed and suffer in many cases beyond description even in 2008.

It is important to know the Universal Human Rights and it is also important to know how to claim the human rights.

Article 18


Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.


Article 19


Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

To read and study the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS please go to:

1. http://html.knowyourrights2008.org/en/universal-declaration-of-human-rights/universal-declaration.html

2. http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang
/eng.htm

3. http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/navigate/alpha.htm

4. www.humanrightsreporters.wordpress.com

5. www.menschenrechtsreporter.blogspot.com

6. www.ibsliberty.wordpress.com

7. www.un.org

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