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25.10.2020

Sea-Watch defends itself against unlawful blockade

Sea-Watch defends itself against unlawful blockade

Today, on Friday, Sea-Watch has filed an appeal against the blockade of the Sea-Watch 4 at the Administrative Court in Palermo. Italian authorities had blocked the rescue ship after a port state control on 19.09.2020 under flimsy grounds. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 20 people… »

25.10.2020

Breaking Media Stereotypes with Indigenous Storytelling

Breaking Media Stereotypes with Indigenous Storytelling

By UN Academic Impact There are an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples in the world, living across 90 countries. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. COVID-19 has posed a grave threat to Indigenous peoples around the world, who already lack… »

25.10.2020

German-Iranian women’s rights activist detained in Tehran

German-Iranian women’s rights activist detained in Tehran

German-Iranian Nahid Taghavi’s arrest has come to light exactly a week after she was seized at her Tehran apartment. Her daughter says she’s been accused of endangering security. German-Iranian women’s rights activist Nahid Taghavi has been arrested in Iran, the Frankfurt-based International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) said Friday. Citing… »

24.10.2020

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

Following weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, led by young Nigerians who complain of being targeted by the police, Adejuwon Soyinka asked Oludayo Tade, a sociologist, to help us understand what it feels like being a young Nigerian living in the country today. Why have the protests been driven… »

24.10.2020

#FREEASSANGE: Video Testimony from Yanis Varoufakis

#FREEASSANGE: Video Testimony from Yanis Varoufakis

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is facing up to 175 years in prison for publishing truthful information about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The United States has hit Assange with an unprecedented Espionage Act indictment and asked that he be extradited from London. Extraditing Assange to the United States would… »

24.10.2020

Killer Robots: Precedent for a Ban Treaty

Killer Robots: Precedent for a Ban Treaty

Shared Concerns, Desire for Human Control Should Spur Regulation (Washington, DC) – A treaty to ban fully autonomous weapons, or “killer robots,” is essential and achievable, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 25-page report, “New Weapons, Proven Precedent: Elements of and Models for a Treaty on… »

23.10.2020

Syrian girl from Ghouta nominated for 2020 Children’s Peace Prize

Syrian girl from Ghouta nominated for 2020 Children’s Peace Prize

A Syrian girl who lived through the Ghouta chemical attack has been nominated for the 2020 International Children’s Peace Prize. Identified only as Enar, but known online as Noor, she used social media to raise awareness of the conditions in Ghouta during the long siege of the city by… »

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… »

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… »

22.10.2020

Human Trafficking Survivor Harold D’Souza: “The Perpetrators are More Aggressive Than Ever”

Human Trafficking Survivor Harold D’Souza: “The Perpetrators are More Aggressive Than Ever”

By Anna Shen The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic continues: as more people around the world lose their livelihoods, human trafficking is on the rise. Support services for survivors have been shut, and past gains to combat it have been reversed. Funding has dried up. Consider… »

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