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Azerbaijan demonstrations during Euro...
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
20 May 2012

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was held in Azerbaijan. The land of fire, as it is called, put on a massive and spectacular show but the festivities were tainted by the country's poor human rights record and its harsh crack down on peaceful protests. The country’s own opposition tried to draw attention to the fact that the country is not a fair democracy even though the government tries to present such an image.
A protester is getting taken away at a peaceful rally at the lavish boulevard along Baku’s harbour front. The secret police would walk around the protesters and single them out. The minute they started shouting slogans they would be shut-up, dragged off into a police car that would speed off, or they would be put in a bus and taken to a police station. Often this would be done very quickly and violently.
The protest was held by critics of the current regime and was partly held to make the foreign media aware of the problems in the country.
According to Amnesty International it is not a rare sight to see protesters getting arrested, registered and then left somewhere. If you are a part of arranging the protest you could look at jail time. Normally the regime charges people with hooliganism if they need someone to disappear for a few years. That or send them to do military service.
Unfortunately there are reports of alleged torture of people that are incarcerated.
Independent journalists work under tough conditions with no protection from the government and are subject to targeting.

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Azerbaijan demonstrations during Euro...
Baku, Azerbaijan
By Andreas bro
20 May 2012

Two women are arrested during a protest in front of the national Azeri TV station for shouting slogans. The protest took place during the Eurovision song contest. Civilian agents and policemen arrested everyone present who was not press or security, including bystanders not involved in the protest.

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Minorities in Georgia (34 of 37)
Marneuli, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
19 Jan 2012

A weekly cattle market near Marneuli, Georgia. Marneuli, a town in southern Georgia, close to both Armenian and Azerbaijani borders, is widely populated by ethnic Azerbaijanis, traditionally sheep and cattle herders. The market is a place of cattle trading not only for local Azerbaijanis, but also for Georgians, Armenians and others, who come here every sunday looking for a good deal.

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Minorities in Georgia (33 of 37)
Marneuli, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
19 Jan 2012

A weekly cattle market near Marneuli, Georgia. Marneuli, a town in southern Georgia, close to both Armenian and Azerbaijani borders, is widely populated by ethnic Azerbaijanis, traditionally sheep and cattle herders. The market is a place of cattle trading not only for local Azerbaijanis, but also for Georgians, Armenians and others, who come here every sunday looking for a good deal.

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Minorities in Georgia (32 of 37)
Marneuli, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
19 Jan 2012

A weekly cattle market near Marneuli, Georgia. Marneuli, a town in southern Georgia, close to both Armenian and Azerbaijani borders, is widely populated by ethnic Azerbaijanis, traditionally sheep and cattle herders. The market is a place of cattle trading not only for local Azerbaijanis, but also for Georgians, Armenians and others, who come here every sunday looking for a good deal.

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Tbilisi mayor in the synagogue
Tbilisi, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
21 Dec 2011

Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava visits the city's synagogue during Hanukkah, to congratulate the Jewish community of Georgia. December 20, 2011

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Tbilisi mayor in the synagogue
Tbilisi, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
20 Dec 2011

Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava visits the city's synagogue during Hanukkah, to congratulate the Jewish community of Georgia. December 20, 2011

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Transgenders (6 of 20)
Yerevan, Armenia
By Nazik Armenakyan
12 Dec 2011

Lyalya, 45, is bisexual. During private events, he likes to dress up in women’s clothing.

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Mesketians return to Abastumani
Abastumani, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
01 Nov 2011

Alikhan Kuradze (at the wheel), 76, is taking help from the villagers to move to his new house in Abastumani, the village he was deported from to Central Asia in 1944.

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Mesketians return to Abastumani
Abastumani, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
01 Nov 2011

Alikhan Kuradze (at the wheel), 76, is using help from the villagers to move to his new house in Abastumani, the village he was deported from to Central Asia in 1944.

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Mesketians return to Abastumani
Abastumani, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
01 Nov 2011

Alikhan Kuradze (at the wheel), 76, is getting help from the villagers to move to his new house in Abastumani, the village he was deported from to Central Asia in 1944.

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Mesketians return to Abastumani
Abastumani, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
01 Nov 2011

A few Meskhetians (or Meskhetian Turks) families return to Abastumani, the village their ancestors were deported from to Central Asia in 1944.

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Mesketians move to Abastumani
Abastumani, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
01 Nov 2011

Alikhan Kuradze (at the wheel), 76, is taking help from the villagers to move to his new house in Abastumani, the village from where he was deported to Central Asia in 1944.

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Transgenders (1 of 20)
Yerevan, Armenia
By Nazik Armenakyan
15 Oct 2011

Layma thinks that being a transgender is like putting a stamp of loneliness on yourself.

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Transgenders (13 of 20)
Yerevan, Armenia
By Nazik Armenakyan
14 Sep 2011

Lorena-Madonna, 25, grew up in an orphanage. She was sexually abused as a child. It’s been 6 years since she’s been working in the sex trade.

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Transgenders (7 of 20)
Yerevan, Armenia
By Nazik Armenakyan
14 Sep 2011

Maga.19,is from Echmiadzin (Armavir region). She is working as a hairdresser in her city during the day and as a sex worker at night in Yerevan (capital of Armenia).

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Cyno MC in Berlin
Berlin, Germany
By Amy Hume
28 Jul 2011

The first representative of End of the Weak Uganda, Cyno, joined the annual World Finals in Berlin, which hosted Hip Hop artists from 7 countries. This was his first journey out of Uganda.

Hip Hop is a global phenomena that reaches nearly all corners of the Earth. Starting in the projects of NYC nearly 40 years ago, struggling youth from Mongolia to Rwanda use music as a weapon to express their situations, hopes, and dreams. Though Hip Hop culture is new to Uganda, it is becoming popular with people of all ages, but with the youth in particular. Hip Hop music is reaching the smallest of villages, as I witnessed in the war-torn area of Gulu. Access to music is free, which is an essential aspect of why Hip Hop is spreading like wildfire.
In 2009, End of the Weak (EOW), a collaboration of MCs, graffiti artists, break dancers and DJs that spans 17 countries, reached Uganda. All chapters of EOW are involved with community outreach, workshops for youth and exude positive influence in their communities through Hip Hop culture. The MC Challenge is a competition in each country wherein the winners gather at the World Finals, which are held in a different country each year. The MC Challenge is held in the central, eastern, western and northern regions of Uganda so that many different languages are represented in the competition. Winners of the MC Challenge are provided studio time, video production and photo shoots as a way to share and promote their music.

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Meskhetian Family
Nasakirali, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
12 Jul 2011

Meskhetian family in Nasakirali, Georgia.
In mid-November 1944, around 100,000 Georgian Muslims from the southern region of Samtskhe-Javakheti were deported to Central Asia. The vast majority of them were Meskhetians (or Meskhetian Turks). In the course of WWII, they were perceived by the Soviet government to be Turkey's potential allies. More than 60 years after the deportation, a few families managed to return to their ancestors' land.

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Remembering Srebrenica (6 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
12 Jul 2011

People arriving by bus for the mass funeral at the Potocari memorial center

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Remembering Srebrenica (18 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
12 Jul 2011

The coffins are passed hand to hand over the crowd of mourners during the opening of the Potocari memorial site

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Remembering Srebrenica (17 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
12 Jul 2011

A woman faints during the burial of her son at the Potocari Memorial Center

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Remembering Srebrenica (16 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
11 Jul 2011

A woman on one of the 275 buses arriving in Potochari memorial for the 16th commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide's victims.

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Remembering Srebrenica
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By U.S. Editor
11 Jul 2011

Mourners gather to mourn the victims of Srebrenica genocide at the Potocari memorial center during the burial ceremony.

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Remembering Srebrenica (7 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
11 Jul 2011

People mourning over their relatives' coffin during the burial ceremony inside the memorial center of Potochari

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Remembering Srebrenica (8 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
11 Jul 2011

A man mourning over his relative's coffin inside the hangar of Potochari before the burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (19 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
11 Jul 2011

A woman and her daughter crying over their relative's coffin inside the hangar of Potochari before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (20 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2011

The coffins of 613 bodies laid inside the hangar of Potochari before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (21 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2011

Women crying over their relative's coffin inside the hangar of Potochari before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (22 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2011

Women crying over their relative's coffin inside the hangar of Potochari before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (9 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2011

Woman crying over her relative's coffin inside the hangar of Potochari before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (23 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2011

People mourning over their relative's coffin inside the hangar of Potochari where are laid the coffins of 613 bodies before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (24 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2011

A group of women deeply moved, inside the hangar of Potochari where are laid the coffins of 613 bodies before burial

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Remembering Srebrenica (25 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
09 Jul 2011

The battery factory in Potochari. During the war it was the used by the UN Dutch army as a base. During the commemoration days it hosts politician speeches

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Bosnia: Divided Peace
Bosnia and Herzegovina
By carloscastro
01 Jun 2011

The long way towards peace starts just after the signature of the peace agreements, when the complex and difficult process of building peace, memory, truth, reconciliation and justice for all the victims begins. The documentaries of the ‘After Peace' project seek to analyze and explain different ways taken by various countries who suffered an armed conflict in the last quarter of the 20th century. Researchers, activists for peace and reconciliation, victims, lawyers and educators expose what has been done and what has been ignored in their countries and talk about their experiences.
The Dayton Peace Accords divided Bosnia Herzegovina into two entities. The deal left a "very complicated system, as it was created in order to protect the fragile ethnic balance at all levels," says Srecko Latal, an analyst of the International Crisis Group. Moreover, the consequences of Dayton are still tangible in society. The education system segregates students by their ethnic, thousands of people live in camps while others search for their missing relatives. Nowadays, forgiveness is still far but part of civil society believes in reconciliation and work to achieve it and for the reparation of the victims.

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Minorities In Georgia
Tbilisi, Georgia
By U.S. Editor
09 Apr 2011

Georgia is home to a diverse set of ethnic groups . Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Abkhazians, Ossetians, Russians or Ukrainians have all settled together to call this country home.