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16 September, 2008
AFP, 16 September 2008. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has awarded five brave and selfless advocates of human rights from Burma, Congo, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan the prestigious 2008 Human Rights Defender Awards.
16 September, 2008
The Times, 16 September 2008. The Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development has called for men to be restricted from attending the reeds dance in future, to make it safer for maidens.
16 September, 2008
ZimOnline, 15 September 2008. 
16 September, 2008
News24, 12 September 2008.  Aid campaigner Sir Bob Geldof has launched the Peace Channel, a portal that focuses on conflict in the world.
9 September, 2008
Afrique en ligne, 9 September 2008.
9 September, 2008
Reuters, 9 September, 2008. Internet firm Google and Europe's biggest bank HSBC have thrown their weight behind a plan to provide cheap, high-speed web access via satellite to millions in Africa and other emerging markets.
9 September, 2008
News24, 9 September 2008. A Thai-based media watchdog says a Thailand court has ordered hundreds of websites to be shut down for carrying content disrespectful to the kingdom's revered royal family.
9 September, 2008
Sowetan, 9 September 2008.  Prisoners’ human rights activist Golden Miles Bhudu has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
9 September, 2008
All Africa, 8 September 2008. 
9 September, 2008
Citizen, 8 September 2008.  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced that it will help subsistence farmers in Swaziland to buy seeds as rising prices put agricultural inputs beyond the reach of many. 
9 September, 2008
News24, 8 September 2008. The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has resolved to make a written submission to President Thabo Mbeki over his signing of the Films and Publication Amendment Bill into law.
9 September, 2008
Business Day, 8 September 2008. 
9 September, 2008
Business Day, 8 September 2008. The South African government has announced the appointment of advisors to the government to help it utilise information and communication technologies (ICT) more effectively.
9 September, 2008
The Star, 8 September 2008.

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