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23.08.2016 IDN InDepthNews

August 29 reminds of the UN’s unfinished agenda

August 29 reminds of the UN’s unfinished agenda

By Ramesh Jaura for InDepthNews. For the seventh year in succession, the world would commemorate on August 29 the International Day against Nuclear Tests, which would coincide with the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan inherited from the Soviet… »

17.08.2016 Pressenza London

The Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India

The Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India

By Shilpa Thakur,  Photo Journalist. Indian women shop for ‘Rakhis’ or sacred threads in a market ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India, 16 August 2016. The Raksha Bandhan, a Hindu festival celebrating the bond between sisters and brothers will be marked on 18 August. On… »

17.08.2016 Nava J. Thakuria

Defying diktat north-east India celebrates Independence Day

Defying diktat north-east India celebrates Independence Day

By Nava J Thakuria The people of India, except in Kashmir valley and parts of Manipur, celebrated 70th Independence Day on 15 August with great enthusiasm. Braving the odd, when the country witnessed violent acts in  Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur and also in Assam, patriotic citizens came in large… »

17.08.2016 IDN InDepthNews

Japan Shows the Way to Good Life with Little Growth

Japan Shows the Way to Good Life with Little Growth

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – The announcement was made on August 15 by Japan’s Finance Ministry: In the last quarter of the year the Japanese economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.2%. “One wonders if the economy will remain at a standstill for the rest of… »

15.08.2016 Pressenza IPA

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Pressenza is devastated to learn of the passing away of our Asia-Pacific Editor, Tony Henderson, on Sunday the 14th of August, in the arms of his wife Mila, at the age of 74. Tony, originally from England’s North East region of Tyneside never lost his accent despite spending the majority… »

13.08.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Not bad but lets make it better – Bangladesh’s Youth Policy 2016

Not bad but lets make it better – Bangladesh’s Youth Policy 2016

Youth, a critical juncture of a human life, where the transition from childhood to adulthood hopefully takes place. This means going beyond mere physical transformation to entail biological, psychological, socio-cultural and political adaptations. Yet, age is the only parameter to define youth, and there is no universal definition of ‘youth’. »

13.08.2016 Deutsche Welle

Japan brings Ikata nuclear plant back online

Japan brings Ikata nuclear plant back online

Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor despite a court challenge by local residents. The atomic plant was one of dozens shut down in wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Plant operator Shikoku Electric Power said Friday it switched on the No. 3 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power… »

11.08.2016 Milena Rampoldi

Journalism and Feminism

Journalism and Feminism

Sarah Aziza: on Journalism and Feminism By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. Here is my interview with the feminist journalist Sarah Aziza. A couple of days ago, ProMosaik published her article about the important Twitter campaign Can you Hear Us Now.  I think that we need more feminist… »

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