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29.10.2020

China: The Global Superpower

China: The Global Superpower

By Kester Kenn Klomegah Despite its large population of 1.5 billion which many have considered as an impediment, China’s domestic economic reforms and collaborative strategic diplomacy with external countries have made it attain superpower status over the United States. While United States influence is rapidly fading away, China has… »

29.10.2020

Bangladesh: Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women

Bangladesh: Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women

Enforce Policies, Provide Services, End Barriers and Corruption in Justice System Women and girls in Bangladesh are facing increased domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting long-term systemic barriers to legal recourse, protection, and social services, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This crisis… »

27.10.2020

JFA expresses shock over Bangla scribe’s murder

JFA expresses shock over Bangla scribe’s murder

The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses shock over Bangladesh scribe Md Iliyas Hossain’s brutal murder recently in Narayanganj locality. Hossain (50), who used to report for the Dhaka-based Bengali newspaper DailyBijoy, was targeted by assailants for his media coverage on smuggling, illegal gas connections and drug trafficking. Hailing from Jiodhara… »

26.10.2020

The Dalai Lama welcomes entry into force of nuclear ban treaty

The Dalai Lama welcomes entry into force of nuclear ban treaty

The Dalai Lama joined campaigners around the world in celebrating the impending entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As an avowed campaigner for the elimination of all nuclear weapons, I welcome the fact that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has now… »

23.10.2020

India is Hungry: Who is Listening?

India is Hungry: Who is Listening?

Subhash Gatade Hunger is a matter of structural anomalies. It cannot just be explained away by who holds the reins of power. The “good news” is that India now stands at the 94th position on the Global Hunger Report 2020’s ranking of 107 countries. India has improved several notches… »

23.10.2020

A Tale of Similar Dark History Inside Colonial Era Prisons-Korea and Ethiopia

A Tale of Similar Dark History Inside Colonial Era Prisons-Korea and Ethiopia

By Bereket Alemayehu There are always emotional uphills to be experienced just visiting historical places like national cemeteries, war memorials and prisons of the past history of any country. I had some emotional feelings while visiting the famous Seodaemun prison museum, built by Japanese colonial period in 1908 in Seoul,… »

22.10.2020

Coexistence: The discourse of Tradition and the Present: The Echoes of Foreigners

Coexistence: The discourse of Tradition and the Present: The Echoes of Foreigners

The exhibition is based on the proposition of ‘the echoes of foreigners.’ It portrays the gap between the geographical and psychological state of refugee artists, who are like floating islands. Moreover, we present a new concept of refugee stories that can be talked about continuously through these works, which show… »

20.10.2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: Calls for a Ceasefire and Peace Talks are not Enough

Nagorno-Karabakh: Calls for a Ceasefire and Peace Talks are not Enough

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has deep and regional roots. With every life lost in the conflict, positions on both sides will harden. This alone is an urgent reason for a ceasefire. It must be recognized that talks which began with a ceasefire in 1994 have not brought any… »

18.10.2020

“No #MeToo for Women Like Us”

“No #MeToo for Women Like Us”

Poor Enforcement of India’s Sexual Harassment Law For women like me, what is #MeToo? Poverty and stigma mean we can never speak out. There is no place safe for women like us. Not our workplaces, nor our homes, and not the road we take. –Shalini (name changed), a domestic worker,… »

15.10.2020

Thailand cracks down on protests with emergency powers

Thailand cracks down on protests with emergency powers

The emergency decree restricts transport, publication of “sensitive news” and gives police and soldiers authority to resolve the “emergency situation.” The move follows anti-government protests in Bangkok. Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, signed an emergency decree on Thursday, forbidding public gatherings of over five people and restricting transport. The decree… »

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