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19.12.2020

Pickle’s Progress—A Conversation with Marcia Butler

Pickle’s Progress—A Conversation with Marcia Butler

By Jhon Sánchez There is no better way to be intimate with Manhattan than to read Pickle’s Progress. We have an architect’s eyes, a police officer’s eyes, and the eyes of one who is at the brink of jumping off the George Washington Bridge. We talked with the author Marcia… »

15.12.2020

Interview with A.T. Sayre — The Author of “Rover.”

Interview with A.T. Sayre — The Author of “Rover.”

By Jhon Sánchez In my apartment, there are two wooden boxes full of manuscripts. After reading “Rover,” by A.T. Sayre, I keep thinking about those stories, poems, and a novel that lie there. Existing. I dreamed that after my death, someone would come and find them. But more likely,… »

15.12.2020

The Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival select documentaries promoted by Pressenza

The Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival select documentaries promoted by Pressenza

CINEMA The Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival is being held these days. “Travel Companions” by Elsa Sierra and Alvaro Orús is among the selected documentaries. A documentary dedicated to the people who accompany their loved ones in the last stage of their life. There are also two other documentaries… »

13.12.2020

Confronting colonial legacies in London’s ‘Little India’

Confronting colonial legacies in London’s ‘Little India’

Addressing the legacies of colonialism and slavery has been a prominent narrative throughout 2020. A number of calls to recognise, remove, rename, repatriate, and redress have underlined the extent to which Britain’s history of slavery and colonial exploitation are woven into, and layered over, the… »

12.12.2020

Appeals for the Release of Julian Assange: Manu Chao, Snowden, Oliver Stone

Appeals for the Release of Julian Assange: Manu Chao, Snowden, Oliver Stone

A snapshot from the video of Manu Chao on Twitter #FreeAssange is flooding social media while calls for the release of Julian Assange and against his extradition to the USA multiply. Ordinary people who are calling for the protection of free journalism and of Julian Assange raise their voices every… »

12.12.2020

Songs for the Sala: Songs of Inspiration and Hope

Songs for the Sala: Songs of Inspiration and Hope

Listening to the tracks in this album, a collaboration among artists on five continents of songs inspired by the teachings and projects of Mario Rodriques Cobos (better known as Silo, writer, teacher, guide and founder of the Humanist Movements spiritual guide), can spark hope and inspiration as heartfelt music can… »

12.12.2020

The fight against fake news: A restrictive policy for online freedom of expression in Senegal

The fight against fake news: A restrictive policy for online freedom of expression in Senegal

Written by Ababacar Diop The policy lacks clear definition for what constitutes ‘fake news’ Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionized the world and ushered in great change in all segments of society. One of the most spectacular upheavals relates to the production and circulation of information. Once… »

11.12.2020

The BBC and the Holy Inquisition 4.0

The BBC and the Holy Inquisition 4.0

BBC director Tim Davie, with his intrusive view of impartiality, forbids his journalists from commenting on social media. An iron hand struck the old lady (98), the BBC. Founded in… »

09.12.2020

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending human rights tweets this week: Europe’s Guantanamo; Azerbaijan mistreats Aremenian POWs; dangerous escalation in Hong Kong; and HRW’s call for the US to halt weapons sales to the UAE. Europe's Guantanamo: At least 640… »

05.12.2020

Journalism without fear or favour

Journalism without fear or favour

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made even clearer the importance of being able to access reliable, unbiased information in a time of crisis – and of independent media as the source of such information. But freedom of the media is under attack in many countries all around the world and… »

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