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International, Society

Release of Myanmar journalists lauded by UN, human rights groups

After more than 500 days behind bars, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were pardoned and released from prison in Myanmar on May 7, 2010. The UN human rights office praised the release but said a “very dire »

Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Whale entanglements, some good news, and some possible good news

After the shock of finding several dead endangered North Atlantic right whales this summer, some possible good news. Some 13 endangered North Atlantic right whales have been found dead this summer, ten in the Gulf of St Lawrence, suspected to »

Immigration & Refugees

Judge slams Canada’s system for detention of asylum seekers

A judge has set free a refugee claimant and called the system for detaining some asylum seekers arbitrary and Kafkaesque. This refers to a book written by Franz Kafka which describes a senseless and menacingly complex justice system. A judge »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Documentary film: Josh Freed- Deluged by data

We have mobile phones, tablets, and apps for things that most people can’t even imagine. Montreal author, columnist, filmmaker Josh Freed tries on a data device However, some people have given themselves over completely to new electronic devices.  There’s even »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian journalist pardoned by Egypt’s president

Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy has been released from a Cairo prison as one of a hundred people pardoned by Egypt’s president. Fahmy was imprisoned on widely denounced terror charges and there have been widespread calls for his release. Fellow journalist Baher »