Media Watch

'19Jan
26

Is the world economy on a slippery slope?

Every year, the world's most influential leaders meet at the World Economic Forum to talk about the biggest challenges facing the planet. But this year's gathering was notable for those who didn't make it to the...
'19Jan
26

The Palestinian home hemmed in by Israel's separation wall

Salfit, occupied West Bank - A decade and a half ago, Munira Ibrahim Amer would venture outside the front porch of her home in Mas'ha village each morning and watch her community come alive.She remembers children...
'19Jan
25

Washington, DC think-tank will no longer accept funds from UAE

The Center for American Progress says it will no longer accept funding from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), days after two staffers were reportedly fired for leaking an email exchange that suggested improper...
'19Jan
25

Japan must stand with Vietnamese human rights activists

For Vietnamese activist Nguyen Chi Tuyen, it was supposed to be just another day in Hanoi. In the morning, he dropped off his son at elementary school and was driving his motorbike home when a group of masked men...
'19Jan
23

Greek parliament set for historic Macedonia name vote

Athens, Greece - On Thursday night, Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) are due to put to rest a 27-year dispute over the latter country's name. Following months of heated debate, the Greek...
'19Jan
23

What to expect as Putin and Erdogan talk Syria's war?

The leaders of Turkey and Russia hold talks on Wednesday against the backdrop of the planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria, a proposed security zone in the north,  and the security situation in a rebel-held...
'19Jan
23

Independence and the Iraqi Kurds

The first notable, historical mention of the Kurds is widely thought to be the Sharafnama, or The Book of Honour, by the medieval Kurdish poet Sharaf al-Din Bitlisi in 1597. Written by a Kurd about his own people,...
'19Jan
21

The forgotten: Living with HIV in war-ravaged Yemen

Patients' names have been changed to protect their identity.Sanaa, Yemen - With each breath he took, the red rashes on Ahmad's cheeks appeared to get brighter and brighter.The eight-year-old had just made his way...
'19Jan
21

Empty shelves, shuttered newsrooms: Media in Maduro's Venezuela

Earlier this month, Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term as Venezuela's president.The election that got him there had been widely condemned as rigged and opposition voices were mostly absent from the...
'19Jan
21

Tackling the twin challenges of climate change and inequality

As the elite descends on Davos for this year's World Economic Forum, the world faces a twin crisis of rising inequality and climate disruption.Already this year Thailand has seen its worst storm in 30 years rip...

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