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03.06.2020

Observation Post: The Social Divide in the Time of Co-vid 19

Observation Post: The Social Divide in the Time of Co-vid 19

The haves and have-nots. The privileged and the poor. Because of the pandemic, the gap is so much more evident, so in your face, here and in other parts of the world. The crisis forces you to look around, to see and make sense of what’s happening. You stay glued… »

03.06.2020

Hongkongers strive to remember Tiananmen crackdown despite ban on candlelight vigil

Hongkongers strive to remember Tiananmen crackdown despite ban on candlelight vigil

Commemorating June 4 is a “battle against amnesia” in Hong Kong Hong Kong has held candlelight vigils to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre for over 30 years, but this tradition — like so many cherished by HongKongers — is facing extinction as Beijing tightens the… »

03.06.2020

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Shiraz: A Romance of India

SHIRAZ: A ROMANCE OF INDIA A film directed by Franz Osten A British, German and Indian co-production With actors Himansu Rai, Enakshi Rama Rau, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi A 1928 Indian silent film with music and English intertitles Meticulously restored by the BFI National Archive… »

01.06.2020

The Space In Between

The Space In Between

by Marites Guingona-Africa In this in-between place of quarantine, our lives have been put on hold. For so many weeks we have waited and wondered when we can go out and return to our normal lives again, when we can breathe the air freely and fearlessly again. Many things happened… »

31.05.2020

Protests against Beijing’s National Security Law: A View from the Ground

Protests against Beijing’s National Security Law: A View from the Ground

In spite of the Corona-virus Pandemic that has swept throughout the planet, unrest in Hong Kong has remained unabated, with news of arrested activists and contentious wrangling among lawmakers even during the lockdown which has virtually paralyzed whole cities and countries. After a brief lull in the social and political… »

29.05.2020

Hong Kongers Protest against the National Security Law in spite of the Pandemic

Hong Kongers Protest against the National Security Law in spite of the Pandemic

After a pause due to Covid-19, Hong Kong is again in turmoil as thousands of activists, students and citizens took to streets to protest against China’s tightening grip. Protesters battled it out against the police in the business and shopping districts of Hong Kong. Around 300 hundreds students and activists… »

24.05.2020

Forgotten Children

Forgotten Children

By Satyajeet Mazumdar Children residing in Child Care Institutions (CCIs, commonly known as orphanages) in India have often found themselves to be the forgotten lot, when it comes to support and development initiatives by the government. This has also been the case during the current lockdown. »

13.05.2020

China to its anxious youth: ‘Believe us, things are better in your day!’

China to its anxious youth: ‘Believe us, things are better in your day!’

A propaganda video addressing the country’s “back wave” triggered a backlash Chinese officials are keen to make the country’s younger generation feel fortunate for what it has, and it isn’t difficult to see why. The post-90s generation is the least happy among all age groups in… »

09.05.2020

Why China is better prepared than other economic powers for any global crisis

Why China is better prepared than other economic powers for any global crisis

While the world’s second-largest economy, China, has suffered its first contraction on record due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some experts argue the country has been preparing for a possible crisis for a long time. RT talked to economists to find out if Beijing may have foreseen the economic crash and… »

09.05.2020

Media Shutdown During a Pandemic

Media Shutdown During a Pandemic

It was as if the pandemic Covid-19 was not yet inflicting enough deadly harm and threat to a population of over 110 million and a nightmarish uncertainty on an economy still lagging behind in the Asian region. . . It was as if the community quarantine locking people down in… »

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