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  • Newspaper Journalist Murdered in India Read more >

    Newspaper Journalist Murdered in India

    Bangkok, August 24, 2016 – Authorities in the Indian state of Gujarat should credibly investigate the murder of journalist Kishore Dave and swiftly bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Dave, Junagadh bureau chief for the regional daily Jai Hind, was found dead in his office on August 22, according […]

  • Europe’s Freedom of Speech Fail Read more >

    Europe’s Freedom of Speech Fail

    Even historic defenders of speech like Denmark and the United Kingdom are starting to choose “social harmony” over free expression. By Jacob Mchangama Over the past decade, there has been a global decline in respect for freedom of expression. And Europe’s democracies — traditionally understood to be places in which these rights are both honored […]

  • 3 Factors that Could Hold Europe Together Read more >

    3 Factors that Could Hold Europe Together

    Written by Jennifer Blanke. Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. – William Butler Yeats “But we are strong, each in our […]

  • I Want My Country Back Read more >

    I Want My Country Back

    This was never a referendum on the EU. It was a referendum on the modern world. BY LAURIE PENNY. This morning, I woke up in a country I do not recognise. David Cameron’s big gamble – the future of Britain against his personal political ambitions – has backfired so badly that we’ve blasted clean out […]

  • Torture in American Style, Reveled Read more >

    Torture in American Style, Reveled

    (Documents detail how to enforce sleep deprivation, limit the caloric intake of food and the correct positions required for waterboarding) The CIA has declassified documents about the brutal interrogation techniques it used on terrorist suspects following the 9/11 attacks. Among the 50 guidelines, disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information request by the American Civil […]

  • U.N. Secretary-General Front-Runner Faces Internal Uproar Read more >

    U.N. Secretary-General Front-Runner Faces Internal Uproar

    (Helen Clark is one of the leading candidates to succeed Ban Ki-moon, but critics inside Turtle Bay say she’s weakening the U.N.’s promotion of human rights.) By Colum Lynch. Helen Clark, the U.N.’s development czar, has emerged as a front-runner in the race for U.N. secretary-general, inspiring international hopes that a powerful woman could lead […]

  • Buddhist Heritage Emerging As A Major Plank in Asian Diplomacy Read more >

    Buddhist Heritage Emerging As A Major Plank in Asian Diplomacy

    By P.K.Balachandran COLOMBO: Buddhist heritage is emerging as a major plank in Asian diplomacy. South, South East and East Asian countries are using Buddhism and their Buddhist heritage to build bridges with each other, going beyond traditional parameters like geographic proximity and strategic and economic necessity. India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was the first […]

  • Polls: Sanders Has More Potential to Beat Trump Read more >

    Polls: Sanders Has More Potential to Beat Trump

    Recent data show Sanders has double-digit lead in support over Republican candidate while Clinton would face tight race. Sanders has performed best in “open” primaries, which independent voters are allowed to participate in [EPA] By Ryan Rifai. Recent polls have demonstrated that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a much higher potential to defeat Donald […]

  • Duterte, Who Promised to KiIl All criminals,  Wins Philippine Presidential Election Read more >

    Duterte, Who Promised to KiIl All criminals, Wins Philippine Presidential Election

    Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte speaks to supporters during an election campaign rally ahead of the presidential and vice presidential elections, in Manila on May 7, 2016 (AFP Photo/Mohd Rasfan) Ayee Macaraig. Manila (AFP) – Anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte stormed to a huge win in the Philippine presidential elections, according to poll monitor data released Tuesday, […]

  • Solar-powered Plane Completes Journey Across Pacific Ocean Read more >

    Solar-powered Plane Completes Journey Across Pacific Ocean

    (Solar Impulse 2 flying over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California0- Keystone) Solar Impulse 2, the Swiss solar-powered plane, landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in […]

  • Why Bernie Sanders is Disappointed with George Clooney Read more >

    Why Bernie Sanders is Disappointed with George Clooney

    By Story Hinckley. Bernie Sanders says actor George Clooney, an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter, is backing the wrong presidential candidate. George Clooney admits that he has raised for an “obscene” amount of money for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton through fundraising efforts directed at the financial elite, something that Sen. Sanders has decried throughout his […]

  • The Investigative Journalism Collaboration That Produced the Panama Papers Read more >

    The Investigative Journalism Collaboration That Produced the Panama Papers

      (Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of ICIJ, talks with Le Monde reporters at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., on January 22, 2015. Photo credit: © Melissa Golden/Redux ) by Maria Teresa Ronderos & Algirdas Lipstas. As the traditional media business model crumbles, leading to massive layoffs in newsrooms—with investigative journalism teams often among […]

  • The Panama Papers and the Question of Privacy Read more >

    The Panama Papers and the Question of Privacy

    By Claire Lauterbach We do agree with Ramon Fonseca about one thing: that “Each person has a right to privacy, whether they are a king or a beggar.” But that’s where our commonality with co-founder of disgraced Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca ends. Last year, a whistleblower leaked 11.5 million documents about the firm’s business […]

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