News from the Global South

Free Expression Faces Threat in Gay-Rights Push

, 5/23/2005

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.

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Human Rights Watchdog Condemns Hong Kong Over Gay Rights

, 5/22/2005

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.

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China City eyes Official Affairs

, 5/20/2005

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.

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Sexual Harassment: A Growing Social Problem

, 5/20/2005

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.

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Fear and Loathing in Gay India

, 5/19/2005

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.

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