News from the Global South
Free Expression Faces Threat in Gay-Rights Push
The Standard - Hong Kong, May 23, 2005 A drive for legislation aimed at ending discrimination against homosexuals may threaten freedom of expression, according to a University of Hong Kong University.
Human Rights Watchdog Condemns Hong Kong Over Gay Rights
365Gay.com - Hong Kong, May 22, 2005 A watchdog human rights agency has condemned the Hong Kong government for dragging its heels in enacting civil rights for gays and lesbians. In a report to the government Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor says that the semi-automatons city state is lagging behind the rest of the world.
China City eyes Official Affairs
BBC News - Shanghai, China, May 20, 2005 A Chinese city has called for officials to admit to any extra-marital affairs they may be having, in an effort to stem corruption.
Sexual Harassment: A Growing Social Problem
China Daily - China, May 20, 2005 Sexual harassment is a growing social problem in China. Experts point out that the sexual harassment of women is directly related to the country's social and cultural structures.
Fear and Loathing in Gay India
BBC News - India, May 19, 2005 Throughout South Asia, homosexuality has been a taboo subject. There are signs in some areas that gay people are now becoming more open in their behaviour. In the first of a series of articles from the region, the BBC's Soutik Biswas looks at gay life in India.