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Friday, July 11, 2003

:: Malaria, governance + Indonesia's political prisoners ::
* A new vaccine is being tried out as part of the Malaria Vaccine Initiative.

* The World Resources Inistitute (a well respected US think tank) has launched a major report in collaboration with the UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme + World Bank entitled A Guide to World Resources: Decisions for the Earth: Balance, Voice + Power.

It's chief recommendations are better governance + greater accountability in environmental decision making.

* In separate reports, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called for the release of all prisoners of conscience in Indonesia and for the repeal of legislation used to prosecute and imprison activists engaged in peaceful political expression.

See here for the AI report + here for the HRW report.