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  Alternative media outlets, though sometimes ideologically oriented, can offer the odd insights that evade syndicated news and well-known websites. Give them a try from time to time and learn more about conflicts and contractors working in dangerous environments. Find here some examples of the articles the types of articles they publish. many more articles available at the NEWS ARTICLES pages.  
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Multinational Monitor. The Multinational Monitor tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment:

Russian Legal Information Agency. RAPSI was founded on February 10, 2009 in coordination with the Russian Constitutional Court, Russian Supreme Court, Russian Supreme Commercial Court, and RIA Novosti. Due to the involvement of Russia’s highest courts, RAPSI is uniquely situated to provide its readers with exclusive information directly from the press services of courts of all levels and competencies:

Bill on private military companies submitted to Russian parliament - report. A Just Russia party member Gennady Nosovko has submitted a bill on private military companies (PMCs) to the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, whereby mployees of Russian PMCs would be authorized to provide armed escort of ships; train security forces; assist with mine clearing, protection of officials and facilities; take part in “alternative settlement of armed conflicts,”according to the bill. October 23, 2014: TEXT

Bill on private military companies under consideration – Russian MP. A group of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) has already laid out its own bill on PMCs which was submitted to the Pskov Region Assembly for consideration. June 27, 2014: TEXT


ReliefWeb. The global hub for time-critical humanitarian information on Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters:

Reporters sans frontières (Reporters without borders, Reporteros sin fronteras). More than a third of the world's people live in countries where there is no press freedom. Reporters Without Borders works constantly to restore their right to be informed. (French, English, Español):


INDIA: Police launch raids in Finmeccanica defense deal prob. By Satarupa Bhattacharjya and Ross Colvin. India police investigating the Agusta Westland bribery case raided homes and business premises in the New Delhi area. March 15, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE

- War room: Salon's political news and commentary blog:

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Sierra Leone Web. News, information, links on Sierra Leone:

Sputnik (RIA). Launched on November 10, 2014, Sputnik is a media brand branching out from RIA Novosti, the largest Russian news agency, and aimed at the English-speaking market.

Private military companies are participating in events in Ukraine, the head of the Russian military's General Staff said Friday.. Private military companies are participating in events in Ukraine, the head of the Russian military's General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov said Friday: “There are facts of the participation of private military companies in the Ukrainian events,” May 23, 2014: TEXT

ICRC frets over rules for private security contractors. "Unfortunately, such training and instructions [on the rules of engagement] are not systematically provided, and there are continued reports depicting excessive uses of force by private contractors in contexts such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia," vice president of the ICRC Christine Beerli said. December 12, 2013: TEXT

Suicide bomber kills 4 security contractors at Afghan police compound. A Taliban suicide bomber targeting an Afghan police compound in Kabul killed four foreign security contractors guarding a facility used by American-based military contractor DynCorp International. By JC Finley, July 22, 2014: TEXT | PICTURE


World Socialist Website. Published by the International Committe of the Fourth International (ICFI). The WSW provides analysis of major world events, comments on political, cultural, historical and philosophical issues:

The World Today. The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians:

• WPS Russian Media Monitoring Agency. The WPS (What the Papers Say) Agency is Russia's premier independent media monitoring company and has been in operation since 1988:



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