The struggle of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Baltimore: Race, riots and the media
18 Sep 2011 08:58 GMT
The tiny island of Jeju is located off the south coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is known for its beauty, but also for its violent past [EPA]
Between 1948 and 1954, up to 60,000 men, women and children were killed during the Jeju Uprising and subsequent suppression by the South Korean army [EPA]
In 2005, Jeju was declared an (***)Island of Peace(***) [EPA]
But in 2011, construction began on one of the world(***)s largest naval bases [Reuters]
It has been vehemently opposed by locals, who fear that their island could become a port of call for the US military(***)s marine ballistic missile defence system [Reuters]
The construction of the naval base, which will be capable of housing more than 20 warships, could cost approximately $920.5mn [EPA]
Some fear it could trigger an arms race in the region [EPA]
Since plans for the naval base were announced five years ago, 94% of the residents of Gangjeong village, the site of the naval base, have voted against it [Reuters]
Activists say islanders and the rich natural habitat are at risk due to the construction of the base [EPA]
Seoul has sent additional police to the island in a bid to counter the mounting protests [Reuters]
On World Press Freedom Day, journalists critical of the government remain imprisoned without charge after 14 years.
Journalism under fire, Journalism, Sweden
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon continues to gain support among the Asian community.
Politics, Europe, United Kingdom
Undocumented and marginalised, the children of migrants face arrest, detention and possible death in Malaysia's Sabah.
Human Rights, Poverty & Development, Asia Pacific
Havana has long used 'doctor diplomacy' around the globe, but those at home know best their healthcare miracles.
Healthcare, Cuba, Latin America
Jewish scholar Robert S Wistrich on whether all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic, and the root causes of Islamophobia
Politics, Israel, Palestine
101 East enters the world of Sabah's stateless children, who spend their lives on the run from authorities.
Child rights, Malaysia, Human Rights
We meet Chinese conservationists working to protect the world's only freshwater porpoise from extinction.
Environment, China, Wildlife
The politics and coverage of xenophobia in South Africa; and TV regulation in the UK ahead of a contentious election.
Media, Africa, South Africa