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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… »

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… »

21.10.2020

The US is taking on Google in a huge antitrust case. It could change the face of online search

The US is taking on Google in a huge antitrust case. It could change the face of online search

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google for unlawful monopolisation. The department says Google’s conduct harms competition and consumers, and reduces the ability of new innovative companies to develop and compete. It’s the most important monopolisation case in the US since 1998, when… »

19.10.2020

Facebook to include Holocaust denial in its definition of banned hate speech

Facebook to include Holocaust denial in its definition of banned hate speech

Written by Metamorphosis Foundation Decision to change is based on increase of racist violence worldwide This story was originally published by Meta.mk. An edited version is republished here via a content-sharing agreement between Global Voices and Metamorphosis Foundation. Facebook is changing its rules to include Holocaust… »

17.10.2020

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Wildfires have been raging in central and northern Argentina for months where more than 400,000 hectares (988,422 acres), comparable in size to more than 560,000 soccer fields, have burned to date. According to the latest data from the National Fire Management Service, thirteen of Argentina’s twenty-three provinces are affected, with a consequential loss… »

15.10.2020

Military Bases Never Go Unused

Military Bases Never Go Unused

By David Swanson – World BEYOND War If, like me, you have the unfortunate habit of pointing out the dishonesty of the cases made for various wars, and you begin to persuade people that the wars are not actually for the eradication of the weapons of mass destruction that they… »

14.10.2020

ANTIFA. The Anti-Fascist Handbook

ANTIFA. The Anti-Fascist Handbook

BOOK TIP This week’s reading tip is the book “ANTIFA – The Anti-Fascist Handbook” by author Mark Bray, who is Chair Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong’s Comparative Education Research Centre. He has researched and published materials on the study of comparative education in areas including… »

12.10.2020

Who Is The Giant Robot Looming Out There? — Interview with Adam-Troy Castro

Who Is The Giant Robot Looming Out There? — Interview with Adam-Troy Castro

By Jhon Sánchez Last September, while I had my breakfast, I listened to “The Giant Robot and The Author’s Wife,” a short story written by Adam-Troy Castro. Even though I had always been curious about his life in Florida, his wife, Judi, and his ‘trio of chaotic paladin cats,’ the… »

11.10.2020

The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes

The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes

We are sharing our visual libraries to inspire future generations of illustrators My name is Isela Xospa and I am a freelance illustrator and editor. The graphic design project that I am developing is the result of a personal journey to find ways of asserting my indigenous identity in a… »

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