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06.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Thailand: Dissent is Not a Crime

Thailand: Dissent is Not a Crime

A Statement from the International Solidarity for Thai Students and Teachers forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission THAILAND: Dissent is Not a Crime – Call for International Solidarity with Imprisoned Thai Students Fourteen Thai students were arrested on 26 June 2015 and are currently being detained in Bangkok after … »

05.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Life and Death: Fate, Accommodation and Courage

Life and Death: Fate, Accommodation and Courage

Life and death are two sides of the same coin. No one can go through life without experiencing death, or die without experiencing life. While this appears to be a phenomenon or law of the biological world, we as beings should not be content with merely meeting our biological needs, … »

01.07.2015 Inter Press Service

China hailed as leader for new climate plan

China hailed as leader for new climate plan

By Kitty Stapp for IPS Environmental groups are praising China following the formal submission of Beijing’s highly-anticipated climate change strategy to the United Nations Tuesday. The plan includes a commitment to peak emissions around the year 2030, reduce carbon intensity 60 to … »

01.07.2015 Tony Henderson

Yes, Hong Kong needs to be responsible

Yes, Hong Kong needs to be responsible

Hong Kong July 1, 2015 is a place of varying opinions among its people concerning the way ahead. Which path to take, a pro-Beijing one that will curtail individual freedoms to an uncertain extent, but nothing that cannot be handled, or, that of opposition to the pro-Beijing administration under Chief … »

01.07.2015 Shamsul Haque Basunia

Dhaka: journalists raise voices against violent fundamentalism

Dhaka: journalists raise voices against violent fundamentalism

Rise of fundamentalism is gradually engulfing the much sought for peaceful atmosphere in Bangladesh. Ansarullah Bangla team, a group of fundamentalists, recently threatened to kill 25 top intellectuals including information minister Hasanul Huq Inu, Vice-Chairman of Dhaka University AAMS Arefin Siddique, former Vice-Chairman Dr Anwar Hossain, columnist Abed Khan, rights … »

30.06.2015 Nava J. Thakuria

Assam: national action plan for safety of newsmen demanded

Assam: national action plan for safety of newsmen demanded

The media fraternity of Assam in northeast India has come out on the street demanding legitimate protection for media persons across the country. Journalists representing both print and television media, while demonstrating their anger against the brutal assaults on media persons in different parts of the country, also raised voices … »

29.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Participatory Guarantee Systems for certification of organic products

Participatory Guarantee Systems for certification of organic products

While third-party certification systems for organic products are doing an excellent job at what they were designed for and have vastly increased the global market and awareness of organic products, Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) offer a complementary, low-cost, locally-based system of quality assurance, with a heavy emphasis on social control … »

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