Monday, January 29, 2001

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  • Hundreds Demonstrate in Davos and Zurich, Defying Police

    The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, and the protests, continued over the weekend. Police barred hundredsof activists from entering the Swiss town of Davos. Despite this, activists held a protest on Saturday, during whichfour were hospitalized and at least 70 were arrested. Even the famous Indian human rights activist Vandana Shivacould not escape the police beatings.

  • Press Censorship Around the World

    All over the world, journalists are targeted for their work. Some are murdered, some are fired, some are banned orharassed, some are simply not rehired because they have taken stands that offend governments, editors or mediaowners.

  • El Salvador Earthquake

    The death toll from Friday’s earthquake in India is at tens of thousands and mounting. It is too early to determinethe extent that corruption, substandard housing and lack of official planning played in inflating the death toll. Butin the quake that hit El Salvador two weeks ago, the role of the government in exacerbating the disaster has becomeclear.