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04.11.2020

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Trending rights tweets this week: Both Armenia and Azerbaijan should immediately stop using cluster munitions, destroy their stockpile, and join the Convention on Cluster Munitions; Poland’s restrictive abortion laws; Saudi Arabia prepares to host a women’s empowerment conference as it jails… »

02.11.2020

Targeting journalists takes a toll on ‘societies as a whole’ – UN chief

Targeting journalists takes a toll on ‘societies as a whole’ – UN chief

When journalists are targeted, “societies as a whole pay a price”, the UN chief said on Monday, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. “If we do not protect journalists, our ability to remain informed and make evidence-based decisions is severely hampered”,… »

01.11.2020

Can Social Media Platforms Stop Electoral Disinformation and Respect Free Speech?

Can Social Media Platforms Stop Electoral Disinformation and Respect Free Speech?

US Elections Underscore Challenges of Online Content Moderation By Deborah Brown Social media platforms—under fire for not doing enough to address United States election-related misinformation in 2016—have released a flurry of new policies in recent weeks and months to protect the integrity of the… »

31.10.2020

100 years ago, the first commercial radio broadcast announced the results of the 1920 election – politics would never be the same

100 years ago, the first commercial radio broadcast announced the results of the 1920 election – politics would never be the same

Only 100 people were listening, but the first broadcast from a licensed radio station occurred at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2, 1920. It was Pittsburgh’s KDKA, and the station was broadcasting the results of that year’s presidential election. When the man responsible, Frank Conrad, flipped the switch for the… »

30.10.2020

Fantasmas: Puerto Rican Tales of the Dead Conversation with Charlie Vazquez

Fantasmas: Puerto Rican Tales of the Dead Conversation with Charlie Vazquez

By Jhon Sánchez In 2010, I met Charlie during Festival de la Palabra, a Puerto Rican celebration of Hispanic literature in New York and San Juan. By 2015, Charlie edited two of my essays published in Bronx Memoir Project, as well as accompanying me to enjoy plantains, roasted pork, and… »

29.10.2020

Selectively Unwalking the Path of History

Selectively Unwalking the Path of History

I would like to help you out.   Which way did you come in? I would like to suggest a way to make the impossible possible, starting from the premise that the basic juridical principles and cultural premises of the global economy now make it impossible for humanity and the biosphere… »

29.10.2020

Activists Around the U.S. Are Using Street Art to Protest Trump

Activists Around the U.S. Are Using Street Art to Protest Trump

Street art is a tool for activists in the era of Trump and social distancing. By April M. Short “Defund the wall—fund our future.” This is the message painted in giant yellow letters as a street mural that fills the entire block’s worth of asphalt in front of the… »

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… »

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