Media Watch

'19Jan
13

Opinion | WWJD? Oppose An Anti-Lynching Bill, Apparently.

Zach Gibson via Getty Images Mat Staver (far right), the founder of Liberty Counsel, at a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in December. The group opposes anti-lynching legislation that includes protections...
'19Jan
13

Meet the hottest-tipped debut novelists of 2019

My Sister, the Serial Killer (Atlantic, January)Six months before Oyinkan Braithwaite turned 30, she began to panic. It wasn’t the prospect of getting older that alarmed her, but that she had still not written a...
'19Jan
11

An evangelical group is trying to strip LGBTQ protections from an anti-lynching bill

Congress is finally close to passing a bill that makes lynching a hate crime — but an evangelical group is trying to remove any reference to LGBTQ communities from the legislation.When the Senate unanimously passed...
'19Jan
11

Lunch with: Greek food with journalist, writer, commentator Philip Bowring

Anchovies in olive oil.Credit:Jessica HromasThe modest entrance leads to steps down to a cool cellar, a welcome respite from the heat and traffic outside. Past a bar is a large room, with some timber beams and a...
'19Jan
10

Denationalisation: A punishment reserved for Muslims

In the name of "safeguarding" civilisation, the forces waging the "war on terror" have revived a form of punishment once described by the United States Supreme Court as "more primitive than torture": the stripping...
'19Jan
09

The first time Archie Roach met his sister, she punched him in the face

"Mum passed about a week ago."This letter described more siblings, as well as the parents he'd never meet.His foster parents contacted the government, and a public servant was sent to talk to Archie, but couldn't...
'19Jan
09

Transcript: Dambisa Moyo on rethinking democracy

Mehdi VO: From the Brexit vote in Britain …Nigel Farage (archive): A victory for real people …Mehdi VO: ... to the election of Donald Trump …Donald Trump (archive): A new vision will govern our land …Mehdi VO: ......
'19Jan
09

Trouble with Ethiopia’s ethnic federalism

By Mahmood Mamdani Abiy Ahmed, the 42-year-old prime minister of Ethiopia, has dazzled Africa with a volley of political reforms since his appointment in April. Mr Abiy ended the 20-year border war with Eritrea,...
'19Jan
08

A renewed attack on privacy: on Aadhaar Bill

On Friday, the Lok Sabha, without any attendant discussion, passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018. On any reasonable reading it ought to be plainly apparent that the Bill flagrantly flouts both...
'19Jan
06

China refuses to back down over Muslim re-education camps despite global concern

China will not back down on what it sees as a highly successful de-radicalisation program in Xinjiang that has attracted global concern, but fewer people will be sent through, officials said last week in allowing...
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