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08.06.2020

Hong Kong 2020 Commemoration of the Tiananmen Square Massacre In Pictures

Hong Kong 2020 Commemoration of the Tiananmen Square Massacre In Pictures

Defying a government ban, thousands of people in Hong Kong attended the traditional commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre and suppression of the Chinese Students’ democratic movement. For the first time in 31 years, Hong Kong authorities refused to grant a permit for the candlelight vigil traditionally held in Victoria… »

01.06.2020

The Space In Between

The Space In Between

by Marites Guingona-Africa In this in-between place of quarantine, our lives have been put on hold. For so many weeks we have waited and wondered when we can go out and return to our normal lives again, when we can breathe the air freely and fearlessly again. Many things happened… »

31.05.2020

Protests against Beijing’s National Security Law: A View from the Ground

Protests against Beijing’s National Security Law: A View from the Ground

In spite of the Corona-virus Pandemic that has swept throughout the planet, unrest in Hong Kong has remained unabated, with news of arrested activists and contentious wrangling among lawmakers even during the lockdown which has virtually paralyzed whole cities and countries. After a brief lull in the social and political… »

29.05.2020

Hong Kongers Protest against the National Security Law in spite of the Pandemic

Hong Kongers Protest against the National Security Law in spite of the Pandemic

After a pause due to Covid-19, Hong Kong is again in turmoil as thousands of activists, students and citizens took to streets to protest against China’s tightening grip. Protesters battled it out against the police in the business and shopping districts of Hong Kong. Around 300 hundreds students and activists… »

06.11.2018

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

By Dr Hakim* Grade 12th Afghan student Jamila Omary asked, “Do you have any plans to arm yourselves, because of the threats and dangers you have faced?” Iqbal Khyber answered, “No. Though it is easy to buy weapons today, arming ourselves will worsen the war. Weapons will make us less… »

23.09.2017

Human Lives. Human Rights: President Duterte’s War on Drugs

Human Lives. Human Rights:  President Duterte’s War on Drugs

By Karina Lagdameo President Duterte’s war on drugs is just that—a war and deadly. For over a year now, every day brings news of killings in the streets of the capital and in other parts of the archipelago. The pattern is chillingly the same. Police conducts an anti-drug operation and… »

02.01.2017

Northeast appears safe for scribes

Northeast appears  safe for scribes

By Nava Thakuria* Northeastern part of India, which often receives media headlines for relentless troubles and violent incidents, has completed one more year with no journo-casualty. For record, the region has not reported any murder of scribes in the last there consecutive years, even though numerous cases of… »

13.08.2016

Uncle “Sham” says “dance!”… and the band plays on…

Uncle “Sham” says “dance!”… and the band plays on…

I recall from my early teens, the “Judgment at Nuremberg” movie, which made a big impression then about “justice” and the “rightness and virtue” of the Allied cause.  But when I watched the movie on TV, years later, it was the Richard Widmark character – one of the prosecuting colonels,… »

13.08.2016

Not bad but lets make it better – Bangladesh’s Youth Policy 2016

Not bad but lets make it better – Bangladesh’s Youth Policy 2016

Youth, a critical juncture of a human life, where the transition from childhood to adulthood hopefully takes place. This means going beyond mere physical transformation to entail biological, psychological, socio-cultural and political adaptations. Yet, age is the only parameter to define youth, and there is no universal definition of ‘youth’. »

12.08.2016

Review: Islam against FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Review: Islam against FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Author William Hanna agreed to review this book on Female Genital Mutilation not because he is an authority on the subject, but because — having lived and travelled in Africa and the Middle East — he had become vaguely aware of the procedure which can only be described as a barbaric… »

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