After launching a behind-the-scenes campaign to block Iran’s election to the U.N.’s Human Right’s Council, Obama celebrates as Iran withdraws its candidacy, a victory for human rights efforts in Iran.
Evidence is mounting that Kim Jong Il is losing the propaganda war inside North Korea, with more than half the population now listening to foreign news, grassroots cynicism undercutting state myths, and discontent rising even among elites
04/15/10: Selected Headlines from Iran –
– Former President Khatami banned from leaving country
– Daimler pulls out of Iran over politics
– Labor strikes, continued unrest, and protests disrupt the status quo
– Riot halts execution of prisoner