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31.07.2015 Deutsche Welle

What teenage refugees taught me about art

What teenage refugees taught me about art

As a teen, Kate Hairsine hated school trips to art museums and talks on fusty paintings that bored her. But her eyes were opened when she saw young asylum-seekers cherish the kind of art that put her to sleep. The group of young asylum-seekers sit attentively on folding chairs in … »

29.07.2015 Robert Burrowes

Revolting World

Revolting World

There is much that is revolting about the current world and Andre Vltchek, Christopher Black and Peter Koenig are well placed to document it, which they have done in their new book ‘The World Order and Revolution! Essays from the Resistance’. http://badak-merah.weebly.com/the-world-order-and-revolution.html … »

13.07.2015 Gary Corseri

Gaza Writes Back

Gaza Writes Back

A Review of Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine. Edited by Refaat Alareer. Just World Books, Charlottesville, VA, 2014. 205 pages. Reviewed by Gary Corseri I think I was in the first grade when I first heard about “war.” It was the Korean War the … »

08.07.2015 Ahmad Mughal Irshad

Pakistan: Paradise remains Paradise

Pakistan:  Paradise remains Paradise

Human beings can create hell and paradise on Earth. While incidentally damaging nature ever since birth, human beings have also made it hell for themselves through wars and violence and that is on top of the pollution, while we were domesticating nature. However, beautiful nature survived. The Earth has wonderful … »

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 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 … »

28.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Kurds: A Common Issue for Iran, Turkey

Kurds: A Common Issue for Iran, Turkey

Kurds are among one of those peoples in the world that despite considerable population and independent ethnic and cultural identity do not have an independent country. The Kurdish nostalgia, therefore, has been always a dominant feature among Kurdish groups in the region, but conditions characterizing political geography of the Middle … »

23.06.2015 Gary Corseri

Quandaries of American “Democracy”

Quandaries of American “Democracy”

NEITHER FORGIVE DYLANN ROOF… NOR OURSELVES!  Quandaries of American “Democracy” By Gary Corseri In May, it was all about Freddie Gray, police violence, and riots in Baltimore.  Last summer, it was about Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown, police violence and riots.  Three years ago, it was about Trayvon Martin and vigilantism, … »

22.06.2015 Tony Robinson

Is it News or Propaganda?

Is it News or Propaganda?

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum officially opened today in Bonn, Germany with several speakers mentioning the “disinformation” coming from such countries as Russia and Iran through their publicly-funded media channels, Russia Today and Press TV respectively, both of which are Pressenza partners. The more we listened to these speeches, … »

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