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16.03.2019

Horror on Facebook Live: what to do about fascism on social networks

Horror on Facebook Live: what to do about fascism on social networks

By Ignacio Torres, Community Manager and Humanist Activist. The terrorist attack perpetrated by white supremacists in New Zealand has had as an even more brutal feature with the live streaming by one of the killers in the act of committing the crime. The real time broadcast of the murder of… »

08.01.2019

Amparo Sánchez Rosell: The value of dialogue and the role of women in society

Amparo Sánchez Rosell: The value of dialogue and the role of women in society

Valencian by birth, Muslim, Honorary President of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Valencia, Honorary President of the Citizens’ Platform against Islamophobia and businesswoman behind the Balansiya restaurant. We met Amparo for a delicious Andalusian meal at her restaurant Balansiya. We started the interview over dessert. Among many other awards, last… »

19.12.2018

Excluded, stereotyped and abused: where do women stand in UK politics today?

Excluded, stereotyped and abused: where do women stand in UK politics today?

SIAN NORRIS 19 December 2018 for openDemocracy 100 years since (some) women won the right to vote, they’re still marginalised in corridors of our power – and facing a backlash there too. Visitors at Westminster Hall are now welcomed into the British Houses… »

18.10.2018

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Press release of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on the persecution of homeless people. The Punitive State: if you can’t solve it, ban it!… »

30.08.2018

The terrifying power of stereotypes – and how to deal with them

The terrifying power of stereotypes – and how to deal with them

Magdalena Zawisza, Anglia Ruskin University for The Conversation From “girls suck at maths” and “men are so insensitive” to “he is getting a bit senile with age” or “black people struggle at university”, there’s no shortage of common cultural stereotypes about social groups. Chances are you have heard… »

22.07.2018

Research shows four in five experts cited in online news are men

Research shows four in five experts cited in online news are men

Laura Jones, King’s College London for The Conversation Who gets to speak? Who do we listen to? And whose opinions do we respect? These questions are always important, but even more so now, as the UK faces an uncertain future, and political leaders need to make some tough… »

01.06.2018

An end to ‘apartheid polls’ in Israeli media?

An end to ‘apartheid polls’ in Israeli media?

Jews-only polls on matters relevant to the entire Israeli public and polls that present Jews-only polls as representing the views of the entire Israeli public constitute discrimination against the country’s Arab population, Israeli Press Council’s Ethics Court rules. By Oren Persico Excluding Israel’s Arab population from public opinion polls on… »

07.02.2018

The problem with teaching ‘British values’ in school

The problem with teaching ‘British values’ in school

By The Conversation: Carol Vincent, UCL and Myriam Hunter-Henin, UCL Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted, claims British values are being “actively perverted” by religious extremists. In a recent speech, she suggests extremists are using schools to: Narrow young people’s horizons, isolate and segregate, and in… »

08.08.2017

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

By Baher Kamal* Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe– they are often victims… »

08.08.2017

‘World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years after Historic Declaration’

‘World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years after Historic Declaration’

By UN Human Rights* The world’s indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their rights, a group of United Nations experts and specialist bodies has warned. Speaking ahead of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples… »

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