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Progress in Kenya

IHT: Power-sharing agreement is reached in Kenya Quoting: Kenyan political leaders ended a two-month standoff on Thursday that had plunged this country into violence, reaching a long-sought agreement to share power between the government and the opposition. The country seemed to let out a collective hooray as Mwai Kibaki, the president, and Raila Odinga, the…

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Reporter’s Notebook: Turkey

By Burak Bekdil Winston Churchill once described Russia as “a riddle wrapped in mystery inside an enigma.” Today, that description is perfectly applicable to 21st century Turkey. One of Europe’s poorest economies — with the Old Continent’s youngest and second-largest population — Turkey has a unique combination of demographics, politics and economics. Annual population growth…

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Media Self-Regulation in Central Asia

Journalists in the Kyrgyz Republic have created Central Asia’s first independent media self-regulatory body. The Media Complaints Commission will address breaches in journalistic ethics. This is clearly a step in the right direction, towards a truly independent press corps in the region. An OSCE OSCE Press Release reports: The new body, called the Media Complaints…

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Training Offered for Anti-Corruption Agency Staff

Luis De Sousa, a Global Integrity contributor in Portugal, is offering to train anti-corruption agency staff. The Second Meeting of the Network on Anti-Corruption Agencies (ANCORAGE-NET) will take place at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE) on 14-16 May 2008. Application instructions and details are here: Open Call for Trainees The program schedule is reposted…

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Reporter’s Notebook: Costa Rica

By Giannina Segnini Early in the morning of July 12, 2005, nurse Patricia Fallas sacrificed her life while guiding dozens of patients to safety as flames engulfed the Calderon Guardia Hospital. The appalling state of the building — the lack of emergency devices and signs — was among the leading reasons for the fire that…

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