Tony Henderson

Tony Henderson is a freelance writer working in Hong Kong, since 1980, and previously Japan, for seven years following two years in Mauritius after a year in Libya. Long time participant in the Humanist Movement and spokesman for Universal Humanism in Hong Kong. Also, Pressenza Hong Kong Bureau Chief.

31.03.2016

Myanmar: now what!

Myanmar: now what!

The people of Myanmar (Burma) March 30, 2016, were witness to the swearing in of its first democratically-elected leader after more than 50 years of military rule. Htin Kyaw, 70, took the oath of office in the country’s parliament, and stated he would be “faithful to the people of the… »

29.03.2016

Bikes to enhance high school education for girls in Lahore

Bikes to enhance high school education for girls in Lahore

As long ago as 2006, the government of the Indian state of Bihar introduced an innovative programme that aimed to improve school access and reduce the gender gap in secondary school enrollment by providing girls who continued to secondary school with a bicycle. Over the years, using data from household surveys,… »

29.03.2016

Warka Water as appropriate technology for desert regions

Warka Water as appropriate technology for desert regions

On March 18, 2016, Warka Water was announced as the winner of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) World Design Impact Prize. Warka Water had been voted in as one of three finalists. Arturo Vittori, from Italy, accepted the award on the night at WDC 2016 Design… »

25.03.2016

Remaking Hong Kong – from the bottom up!

Remaking Hong Kong – from the bottom up!

In Hong Kong the entire territory is sectioned into district councils but these have limited powers over local affairs, with residents only able to vote into office councillors with very limited briefs which results in local attitudes of uncaring as no matter the issue it is seen that solutions are… »

24.03.2016

Documentary “Silo, a Spiritual Path” gains awards and accolades

Documentary “Silo, a Spiritual Path” gains awards and accolades

Silo, a Spiritual Path, officially selected for a Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award, 2016. The documentary Silo, a Spiritual Path, Director Pablo Lavin, has gained Official Selection under The Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, Los Angeles, California. This is the second award for the film in recent times. The documentary was… »

22.03.2016

When is a prophet not a prophet?

When is a prophet not a prophet?

Silo, the South American philosopher, has long been called a prophet by some of his protagonists. This categorisation can jar somewhat as images of – for Christians – St John the Baptist surge; bright eyed, bearded and portrayed as mad as a hatter. But to hold this view is to… »

22.03.2016

Silo, a Spiritual Path wins prestigious award

Silo, a Spiritual Path wins prestigious award

Silo, a Spiritual Path wins prestigious award in Accolade Global Film Competition The documentary Silo, a Spiritual Path, Director Pablo Lavin has won a prestigious Award of Merit, Special Mention from The Accolade Global Film Competition, La Jolla, California. Executive Producer Francisco Granella, Pyramid Productions Chile commented that “It is an… »

18.03.2016

Bangladesh: too many ‘disappeared’; too little accountability

Bangladesh: too many ‘disappeared’; too little accountability

Bangladesh needs to develop an active human rights attitude within government and its political parties, which state of affairs is far from what it should be in today’s  Bangladesh as citizens disappear with some regularity, telling of the impunity enjoyed by the disciplined services, government departments and affiliated-by-function institutions. The following… »

16.03.2016

Young Nepalese all set to initiate positive changes

Young Nepalese all set to initiate positive changes

A programme simply titled “Asian Development 2016″ was organised by the Humanist Movement Nepal, under the auspices of the Community – for human development. It took place on 4th to 6th March 2016, and included a first ever ‘made-in-Nepal’ peace march. No doubt inspired by the World Peace March held… »

01.03.2016

Hong Kong bookseller Lee Po’s China TV interview transcript

Hong Kong bookseller Lee Po’s China TV interview transcript

Lee Po, the majority shareholder of Causeway Bay Books, denied in an interview with Sing Tao Daily that he had been abducted. Lee admitted for the first time that he had sneaked across onto the mainland  to assist in investigations into suspected offences related to his business partner Gui Minhai. »

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