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The situation of media in post-Revolution Tunisia and ways to promote it were discussed at a meeting attended by National Constituent Assembly (NCA) members, representatives of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the National Independent Council for Information and Communication and the Tunisian League for Human Rights (LTDH, member of the Social Watch national coalition).

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Penang-based Consumers Association of Penang has urged the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism ministry to immediately enforce the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2010 on eateries charging excessively for plain water.

The international research centre CARDET, focal point of Social Watch in Cyprus, and the consultancy firm InnovADE launched the Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN), with the aim to promote collaboration and exchange of good practices among public and private stakeholders active in the fields of migration and integration.

A scene of the Tunisian Revolution.
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According to the Social Watch 2012 report on the Arab world, last year’s revolutions in that region “reflect the connection between sustainable development, democratic government and freedom” and the search for “a renewed role for the State” as a “leading actor” in “the reform of development paradigms”. This demand also applies to the whole of the developing South.

A mosquito biting the photographer.
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A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Germany found critical failures in the regulatory processes of the first three countries (Malaysia, US and the Cayman Islands) permitting releases of genetically modified (GM) insects in terms of transparency and scientific quality, reported the Third World Network Biosafety Information Service.

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