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NBC Wins Olympic Broadcast Rights Through 2020

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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NBC will remain the U.S. television broadcast network for the Olympics through the 2020 Games. NBC has broadcast every Summer Olympics since 1988 and every Winter Games since 2002. The network won the bid for the four Olympics after next year’s London Games for a total of about $4.4 billion. The United States pays more […]

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Amnesty International, HRW Call for Action on International Kyrgyzstan Inquiry

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the government of Kyrgyzstan to act on the recommendations of an international report about last year’s ethnic violence in that country, or face the possibility of further clashes. Four days of deadly clashes took place last June between ethnic Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks in the Osh […]

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Rights Groups Urges Pakistan to Stop Unlawful Killings

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is urging the Pakistani government to take urgent steps to end killings and abductions in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. The rights group on Friday condemned the killing of Saba Dashtiyari, a professor who was shot and killed by gunmen on June 1 in the provincial capital, Quetta. While no one has claimed […]

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Congress Presses Obama Administration on Rights in Asia

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Members of Congress pressed State Department officials about U.S. policy on the human rights situation in Burma, North Korea and Tibet, Thursday and were sharply critical of China’s rights performance. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, opened a hearing on human rights in Asia by saying that China is at the […]

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Rights Group: Iraqi Authorities Unjustly Detaining Reformers

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based rights group Human Rights Watch says Iraq’s central government and northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish administration have been unjustly detaining protesters calling for reforms. In a report released Thursday, the group says authorities in Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan are keeping their citizens from demonstrating peacefully. It says Iraq needs to make sure that security forces […]

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