On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: newstrust Topic: Human Rights
Category: Human Rights Around the World :: Burma
Last updated: Dec 24 2018 22:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Editorial: Time for Aung San Suu Kyi to starting acting like the Nobel winner she is 11.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

With her party's second big win, Aung San Suu Kyi owes it to her country and the world to push for an end to the atrocities in her country and make it a real democracy.

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World watches, worries and wags a finger as U.S. election count drags on 4.11.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As the U.S. presidential vote failed to swiftly yield a clear winner, a watching world responded with worry, disbelief and a measure of scorn.

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From hospital bed to jail cell: South Korea brings the hammer down with coronavirus prosecutions 28.8.2020 LA Times: Nation

South Korea has investigated more than 1,500 people for violating covid disease control laws as of mid August, referring more than 900 for prosecution.

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Like the US, Malaysian Authorities Use COVID-19 to Limit Migration 21.5.2020 Truthout.com
Like the US, Malaysian Authorities Use COVID-19 to Limit Migration
Trump’s Expansion of the Muslim Ban May Be Enabling Rohingyan Genocide 27.2.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s ban blocks one of the last pathways to a life of dignity and freedom from violence for the ...
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Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court 26.2.2020 Raw Story
The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN’s highest court in seeking justice for Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims. The Maldivian government said Wednesday it will formally join the mainly Muslim African state of The Gambia in challenging Myanmar’s 2017 military crackdown that […]
Will thousands of Rohingya refugees be sent to a remote island? 23.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

A plan by Bangladesh to move 100,000 Rohingya Muslims to an uninhabited island in the Bay of Bengal is moving forward despite opposition from refugee leaders and human rights groups.

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi dismisses claims of genocide at The Hague 11.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Aung San Suu Kyi, the disgraced former human rights figure, said insurgents were to blame for instigating a conflict that's led to mass murders, rapes and the displacement of over 700,000 Rohingya minorities.

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A tarnished Aung San Suu Kyi comes to The Hague to defend Myanmar against genocide charges 10.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In a three-day hearing, which began Tuesday, the 74-year-old leader is expected to rebuff charges that Myanmar carried out a systematic campaign of mass murder, rape and terror against the Rohingya

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Facebook is failing to prevent another human rights tragedy playing out on its platform, report warns 29.10.2019 techCrunch
A report by campaign group Avaaz examining how Facebook’s platform is being used to spread hate speech in the Assam region of North East India suggests the company is once again failing to prevent its platform from being turned into a weapon to fuel ethnic violence. Assam has a long-standing Muslim minority population but ethnic […]
Meet Facebook’s latest fake 21.9.2019 TechCrunch
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a 35-year-old billionaire who keeps refusing to sit in front of international parliamentarians to answer questions about his ad business’ impact on democracy and human rights around the world, has a new piece of accountability theatre to sell you: An “Oversight Board“. Not of Facebook’s business itself. Though you’d be forgiven […]
UN rights investigator on Myanmar lambasts Suu Kyi 3.9.2019 Raw Story
Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has washed her hands of the Rohingya crisis, a UN rights investigator said Tuesday ahead of a meeting between South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and the tarnished democracy icon. Yanghee Lee, a university professor in Seoul who is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights to Myanmar, […]
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Panic in the world's largest refugee settlement: 'I will kill ... my entire family if I am forced to leave' 19.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Myanmar has approved the return of 3,450 Rohingya families, but none believes conditions are safe two years after the mass slaughter of Muslim civilians.

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Amal Clooney Criticizes Donald Trump: Our Leader 'Vilifies the Media' 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney used a speech Wednesday to criticize President Donald Trump's attacks on the media, saying he has emboldened individuals who wish to persecute journalists.
An increasingly popular authoritarian tool: Shutting down the internet 27.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For civilians in Myanmar’s Rakhine state — who have survived army-led massacres, violence by ethnic militias, restrictions on humanitarian aid and the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of neighbors — life just got more difficult.

The Myanmar government last week suspended cellphone internet...

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Facebook Just Blindfolded War Crimes Investigators | Opinion 17.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Eliminating Graph Search is a disaster for human rights groups—and we were never even asked.
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Steps for preventing future genocides: A look at genocide throughout the world 10.6.2019 The Moderate Voice

By Alon Ben-Meir NEW YORK — The phenomenon of genocide has baffled historians for many generations. The question that has been and continues to be asked is what goes through the minds of leaders, however despotic and ruthless, to conclude that committing genocide against their real or perceived enemies will provide them with salvation that […]

The post Steps for preventing future genocides: A look at genocide throughout the world appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Singapore debates a law targeting fake news online. Critics warn of a chilling effect 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under fire all over the world for not doing enough to police their platforms for misinformation.

The Singaporean government thinks it has a solution: a law that imposes jail time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential fines for posting or failing...

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Myanmar frees two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for more than 500 days 7.5.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Myanmar freed two journalists from the Reuters news agency on Tuesday after imprisoning them for more than 500 days for reporting on military atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo walked out of Insein prison outside Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, about 9 a.m., into a throng...

Why Pakistan Ignores the Oppression of China's Muslims 17.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
When asked about the Chinese government’s abusive treatment of the Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang, Imran Khan stumbles.
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