23/10/2009

Global for meMysterious disappearances in the Philippines…


[Story Ticker] October 23 update

Hello GFM Bloggers,

Last time we highlighted disappearances in China– now we believe the Phillipines warrants a similar focus.

Accusations of mysterious disappearances and extra-judicial killings supposedly taking place with the approval of the government of President Arroyo. Have you heard about the mysterious disappearance of Jonas Burgos?

Human rights group Karapatan assert the severity of the situation and call for more investigation and the attention of world leaders towards these supposed human rights violations.

Have a look at the story page and see if this is something you’d be willing to contribute towards to find out more ….


Ticker: two trials- Amanda Knox and Alberto Fujimori

16/09/2009

Global for mestory ticker


[Story Ticker] September 16 update

Hi, Global for me followers!

There are two new stories up on the GFM ticker- we’ve been following two intriguing trials.

The murder of Meredith Kercher.

Over in Italy we have the reopening of trial of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, which has been making the headlines but here at GFM we are wondering if she is really getting a fair trial or if the media’s fascination with portraying her as the femme-fatale “Foxy-Knoxy” has biased the case. Read the page.

Alberto Fujimori.

Meanwhile over in Peru a scandalous case involving corruption at the highest echelons of power. Former Peruvian President, Alberto Fujimori, who is already serving a 25 year sentence for alleged human rights abuses in his war on drugs and embezzlement of state money- is due to take to the stand again. Over in Peru, suggests that the majority of the population feel he warrants a pardon- can this happen? Fujimori is adamant that the charges are politically motivated. Read here– if you want to find out more.

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