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Garment Factory Fire Survivors 13
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By zakir hossain chowdhury
08 Mar 2014

Banu Rani, 35, was severely injured when she jumped from the 2nd floor of the Tazreen Fashion building to escape the blaze.

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Garment Factory Fire Survivors 16
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By zakir hossain chowdhury
08 Mar 2014

Moushumi Begum, 24, was pregnant with her daughter Zinti when she jumped from 3rd floor of the Tazreen Fashion building. Her daughter is alive and well, but Moushumi remains deeply scarred by the fire that took 117 of her colleagues' lives.

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Garment Factory Fire Survivors 01
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By zakir hossain chowdhury
08 Mar 2014

Morsheda Begum, 27, jumped from 2nd floor of the Tazreen Fashion building to escape the deadly 2012 factory fire, breaking several bones

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Garment Factory Fire Survivors 03
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By zakir hossain chowdhury
08 Mar 2014

Rupa Begum, 26, jumped from 2nd floor of the building, breaking her nose as she fell to the ground.

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Garment Factory Fire Survivors 04
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By zakir hossain chowdhury
08 Mar 2014

Mahfuza Akter, 20, jumped from 2nd floor of the Tazreen Fashion building when went ablaze in 2012, killing 117 of her coworkers. Two years later, the emotional and psychological trauma remains.

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Garment Factory Fire Survivors 06
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By zakir hossain chowdhury
08 Mar 2014

Afroza Begum, 26, jumped from 3rd floor of the Tazreen Fashion building. Since the fire, she has struggled with mental illness.

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Garment Factory Fire Survivors 02
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By zakir hossain chowdhury
08 Mar 2014

Anzu Ara, 26, jumped from 2nd floor of the Tazreen Fashion building to escape the factory fire that claimed 117 lives. "Sometimes the intensity of the pain drives me mad," she said. "I break things in desperation. I wake up screaming 'fire! fire!' at night. I can't sleep."

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Occupy Maidan 1
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

One of the many shrines for injured or killed activists next to a tent on occupied Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 4th, 2014.

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VOLUNTEERS HELP VICTIMS OF TORNADO-ST...
Moore, Oklahoma
By Daniela Gallardo
22 May 2013

On May 20 a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City, with a population of 55,000. The tragic event left a death toll of 24, including 9 children, and around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents without homes and without their most precious belongings. In the interview below, a victim talks about how he feels after the total loss of his home and goods which he worked so hard to obtain.You will also find interviews with three young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) that were helping victims to recover their valuables and offering all type of support.

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VOLUNTEERS HELP VICTIMS OF TORNADO-ST...
Moore, Oklahoma
By Daniela Gallardo
22 May 2013

On May 20 a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City, with a population of 55,000. The tragic event took away the life of 24, including 9 children, and left around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents without homes and without their most precious belongings. In the interview below, a victim talks about how he is getting through this difficult experience and how he feels after the total loss of his home and goods which he worked so hard to obtain. Also, you can find three interviews with young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) to help victims recover their valuables and provide them with all type of help and support.

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Moore, Oklahoma
By U.S. Editor
22 May 2013

On May 20th a powerful tornado struck the city of Moore, a suburb just south of Oklahoma City with a population of 55,000. The tragic event left 24 dead, among them 9 children, and around 300 injured. The twister was one of the largest and strongest that has ever hit the area, leaving thousands of residents homeless. In the interview below, a victim discusses how he feels after the total loss of his home and belongings which he worked so hard to obtain. There are also interviews with three young volunteers (one local and two from out of state) who are helping victims recover their valuables.

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (13 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

A Pakistani man moments before jumping from the fifth floor of a building that caught on fire in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building.

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (12 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

A man jumps from the fifth floor of a building that caught on fire in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, May 9, 2013. The 13-storey government building caught fire and quickly intensified spreading to three floors of the tall building.

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PAKISTAN BUILDING FIRE (5 of 14)
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
09 May 2013

LAHORE, PAKISTAN - MAY 09: A rescued man is consoled as a fire burns at the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Plaza on May 09, 2013 in Lahore, Pakistan. Rescue work is underway at the site of the fire with fire trucks being used to extinguish the fire and helicopters used to rescue stranded victims from the roof of the building.

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Being a gay journalist in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
By Serene Yordi
10 Jan 2013

Things are changing in Hong Kong since the city has become a part of China. Josh is a Hong Kong gay journalist who is afraid of what might happen in the future, for now he is a victim of censorship that affects his profession and his privacy. His desire is to scape from Hong Kong.

To view video, click here: http://transterramedia.com/media/20731
To view article, click here: http://transterramedia.com/media/20225

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Escaping Hong Kong (1 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
10 Jan 2013

One of the streets of Hong Kong (January 2013). The city air is not good, there are a lot of people, many cars and a lot of noise.

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Escaping Hong Kong (4 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is walking through his neighborhood of Hong Kong (January 2012). He lives in Sham Po, an overcrowded neighbourhood known for its electronic devices open market, where houses are narrow and small.

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Escaping Hong Kong (7 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is having breakfast in Hong Kong (January 2012). He always frequents the same restaurant that is very close to his home in Sham Po.

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Escaping Hong Kong (6 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is surfing the Internet. The public wi-fi provided by the government blocks those pages that contain the word “gay” even if there is no sexual content in them, unlike private companies

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Escaping Hong Kong (2 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is sitting on his bike (January 2013). His office is a motorbike where he waits impatiently for the news so he can get quickly to the site to take the first pictures.

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Escaping Hong Kong (3 of 8)
Hong Kong, China
By Joan Planas
09 Jan 2013

Josh, age 45, is working in Hong Kong (January 2013). He works as a cameraman in a popular television.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
13 Dec 2012

Chinese military troops rehearse their ceremonial procession. Thousands gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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75th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massa...
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
12 Dec 2012

A man views the vast wall of files in the museum, each for a victim of the Nanjing Massacre. Chinese gather at the Memorial Hall in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Hundreds of testimonies, diaries, photographs and film reels depict mass executions and brutal cases of torture and rape. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy. As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations, even after 75 years have past.

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Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall
Nanjing, China
By amandamustard
30 Nov 2012

A man listens to the testimony of a survivor through telephones at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall. Behind him, a vast wall of files are kept, each for a victim of the massacre. Thousands gather annually at the museum in Nanjing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, of which fewer than 200 survivors currently remain. On 13 December 1937, Japanese troops began the occupation of the then capital of China. According to the 1946-1948 Tokyo War Crimes Trials, over 300,000 Chinese were killed and at least 20,000 were raped over the course of six weeks. Despite evidence, some Japanese officials have disputed the massacre’s legitimacy (or sometimes existence). As a formal apology has yet to be made, this disparity remains to be an underlying resentment in Sino-Japanese relations.

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TUNISIA – A NEW VICTIM OF TORTURE
Jerissa, Tunisia
By jamel
11 Sep 2012

Tension, protests and confrontation with police in Jerissa, northwest of Tunisia after the funeral of ABDERAOUF AL KHAMASSI.
Abderaouf was a 30 year old man. He was arrested on August 28th 2012 in Tunis in a larceny affair.
4 policemen charged of doing the investigation beat and tortured him until he lost consciousness. He was taken to the Hospital Charles Nicolas in Tunis where he died.
Abdreaouf Khammasi is not the only victim of police brutality after the revolution: last week
The human rights activist Radhia Nasraoui announced in an interview that a lady was arrested and then violated by 3 policemen while they were working; the ministry of interior confirms this fact and promises to try the perpetrators in a court of law.

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Mr. Khalil Marzouq Visits Victim's Grave
Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
21 Aug 2012

21 August 2012
Eid Al Fitr is supposed to be one of the happiest occasions of the year marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. While families usually gather for joyful celebrations, this year in Bahrain, people share condolences instead of holiday greetings. With the death of 16 year old Hussam Al Haddaq, who was allegedly shot and beaten by Bahraini security forces, a 3 day period of mourning was declared in place of the usual Eid celebrations. Though the people of Bahrain face increasing human rights abuses, violence, and suppression by security forces, they continue to demonstrate, demanding freedom, dignity and adherence to the constitution.

Children are suffering the consequences of resistance as well, with approximately 90 children, mostly between 15 and 17 years of age, arrested and detained in Bahraini prisons; some families do not know whereabout of their child. Bahrainis protest mistreatment of children demanding protection of their basic human rights and a stop to the brutal treatment.

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Demonstrations In Response To Death O...
Sitra, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
18 Aug 2012

18 August 2012
Thousands gathered to mourn the death of Hummam Al Haddad, a sixteen year old boy who was allegedly shot, beaten and killed by Bahraini security forces. At the funeral Bahrainis shouted for the king and his successors to step down. Heavily armed regime forces reportedly blocked all bridges leading the the island of Muharraq where the boy was from and where the funeral was held, to prevent citizens from attending. The opposition group called The National Islamic Accord Association announced 3 days of mourning.

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Military Funeral of the Rafah Border ...
Cairo, Egypt
By wailgzoly.911
07 Aug 2012

Soldiers carry the body of one of the victims at
the funeral of the 16 Egyptian security officers who were killed by unknown gunmen Sunday afternoon.
The military funeral began today after noon prayers. A large number of people raised their shoes in Prime Minister Hesham Kandil's face, his car was vandalized, and they chanted against him. The car was damaged, and the minister’s guards were forced to take a different street to avoid further assaults.
President Mohamed Morsi was scheduled to attend the funeral but did not appear.

Several other figures attended, including Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb, as well as former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi, Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, and Amr Moussa. The Salafi Nour Party and the Salafi Dawah were also represented at the funeral.

The funeral prayers were performed at Aal Rashdan Mosque in Nasr City.

Morsi was also scheduled to visit the seven guards who were injured in the attack afterward.

Ambulances transported coffins of soldiers to the Unknown Soldier Memorial for the military funeral.

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Umm Mohammed - Darkness Gangs
Manama, Bahrain
By Media Made by Bahraini People
30 Jul 2012

Umm Mohammed

Bahraini opposition continues to uncover facts about the raids in the "Khafafish al Zalam" campaign saying that the number of raids continues to increase significantly and that the Interior Ministry continues investigating the ongoing violations. Sayed Hadi al Mousawi, head of Al Wefaq's Department of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, said at a press conference last Thursday, July 26, that there is a rise in the number of homes being raided, increasing from 270 in June to 311 in a short period.

Mr. Al Mousawi invited the Interior Minister to open an investigation into the abuses in response to citizen outrage. He said investigations should be directed at an assault incident in Cakhurh, west of the capital, where circumstances were still uncertain despite reports and video footage of brutal torture, beatings, and people held captive on rooftops.

For its part, the Interior Ministry issued a statement published by state news saying that in light of allegations of excess security, it is in the interest of the ministry to remain transparent and accountable in dealing with human rights abuses and to take all allegations seriously in order to maintain the reputation of the institution and the sincere efforts made by public security.

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Al-Ahly Fans Protest 'Poor' Sanctions...
Cairo, Egypt
By Video Cairo Sat
25 Mar 2012

Cairo, Egypt | March 25, 2012

A massive rally of the ultras of Cairo's top soccer club Al-Ahly marched on Sunday, March 25, from the headquarters of Egypt's Football Association (EFA) to the parliament building in Cairo demanding retaliation for the recent soccer riot violence that killed at least 74 and injured hundreds early February.

The protestors harshly criticized what they described as the "poor" sanctions recently imposed by the EFA against Port Said's Al-Masry Club, represented in activity suspension for two seasons and suspension of the Port Said Stadium for three.

SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sister of one of the soccer riot victims:
"I am sister of Mohamed [sigh] who was killed at Port Said massacre. The sanctions imposed on the Port Said club are not penalties. They are more like reconciliation after a fight. I demand that everyone gets their rights and that those who killed must be killed sooner or later."

EFA decided on Saturday, March 10, to halt the Premier League competitions that have been suspended since the bloody soccer riots and to hold instead a no-fan "Martyr Cup" competition on honor of the victims.

Al-Ahly fans and family members of riot victims are not satisfied with the decisions or the sanctions.

SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Brother of one of the soccer riot victims:
"I demand fair and real trial for the perpetrators. We need real system in this country because we don’t see any change. I want the right of my brother and the rights of the 74 people who were wrongfully killed. I want also those of Port Said to shut up so that we can get our rights."

The tragedy started on February 1st, after a soccer game between Al-Ahly and Al-Masry in Port Said city, where thousands of allegedly riotous fans stormed into the field after the game causing chaos and bloody confrontations, leaving 74 dead and hundreds wounded.

SHOTLIST:
1- Various shots of a massive rally outside the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of the rally with a very large sign reading "Our blood is not cheap! O Association of favoritism"
3- Various shots of the protestors marching while chanting statements against Port Said's Al-Masry club
4- Zoom out, thousands of protestors in the rally
5- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Sister of one of the soccer riot victims:
"I am sister of Mohamed [sigh] who was killed at Port Said massacre. The sanctions imposed on the Port Said club are not penalties. They are more like reconciliation after a fight. I demand that everyone gets their rights and that those who killed must be killed sooner or later." 6- Various shots of the massive rally marching towards Egypt's parliament
7- Various shots of protestors written on the back of their shirts "I am one of Al-Ahly fans and I am proud of it"
8- Various shots of protestors outside the parliament
9- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Brother of one of the soccer riot victims:
"I demand fair and real trial for the perpetrators. We need real system in this country because we don’t see any change. I want the right of my brother and the rights of the 74 people who were wrongfully killed. I want also those of Port Said to shut up so that we can get our rights." 10- Various shots of the soccer riot tragedy at Port Said Stadium (archive, Feb 1)
11- Tilt down, the main gate of Al-Masry Stadium at Port Said, where the riots took place, with crowds outside the stadium (archive)
12- Various shots of the aftermath of the riots at the stadium seats with blood spots on the seats and the ground (archive)
13- Various shots of many pairs of shoes at stadium exit where the tragedy took place (archive)

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Pacification (4 of 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
By Rafael Fabres
12 Feb 2012

UPP soldiers Octavio Sardiña and Renato, handcuff a suspect of rape attempt in the shantytown of Vidigal, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 18, 2012.

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Phnom Penh Stampede
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
By Jeffrey Bright
23 Nov 2010

Once a coffin was detained, family members layed the victims body and carried coffins to army trucks which will deliver coffins to the families home towns and allow families to mourn and bury the deceased. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 23/11/2010

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Phnom Penh Stampede
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
By Jeffrey Bright
23 Nov 2010

Two men peer into one of the tents housing stampede victims inside the grounds of Clamette Hospital. Authorities had estimated that upward of two million people would descend on Phnom Penh for the three-day water festival. Poor policing and crowd control were thought to blame for the 353 victims of the stampede. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 23/11/2010