Monday , March 25th , 2019  

Communication, a Key Tool for South-South Cooperation

Participants taking part in the colloquium “The role of communication in the challenge of South-South cooperation”, organised in Buenos Aires by Inter Press Service (IPS) Latin America, within the framework of the Second High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation. Credit: Daniel Gutman/IPS By Daniel GutmanBUENOS AIRES, Mar 24 2019 – Communication can be a key...

South-South Cooperation Now Triangulates with the North

Tortured in Libya

Traffickers held hostage a group of Bangladeshi fortune seekers in Benghazi, forced families at home to pay ransom By Shariful IslamMar 23 2019 (IPS-Partners) Mominur Islam had paid Tk 3 lakh to some manpower brokers in Naogaon to go to Malaysia as a worker. The brokers, who were actually members of a human trafficking gang, sent him to Benghazi of Libya where he was confined to a den and tortured...

Canada: Pressing Need to Improve First Nations’ Water Supply

Aerial photo of the vast freshwater resources in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada, October 2018. Credit: 2018 Human Rights Watch By Editor Human Rights WatchTORONTO, Mar 22 2019 (IPS-Partners) World Water Day on March 22, 2019 is a reminder that many of Canada’s First Nations communities do not have safe drinking water, Chiefs of Ontario and Human Rights Watch said today. The groups...

How Many Journalists are Jailed in China? Censorship Means We Don’t Know

By Iris HsuTAIPEI, Mar 22 2019 – Reporting on China’s harassment of journalists has never been easy. Lately it’s been getting much harder, which suggests that conditions for the press could be worsening. At least 47 journalists were jailed in China at the time of CPJ’s 2018 prison census and I am investigating at least a dozen other cases, but the details are hard to verify....

Myanmar and China’s Bride Trafficking Problem

Women and girls from Myanmar are increasingly being trafficked as “brides” to China. Aung Ja* was 18 when a woman from Myitkina, northern Myanmar, convinced her to take a ‘factory’ job in China. She was rescued in 2017 and is taking part in a UN Women-supported trafficking prevention programme. Photo: UN Women/Stuart Mannion By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 2019 – Women...

Zambia suspends independent TV broadcaster for 30 days

A man walks down a street in central Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on November 12, 2014. Prime TV, an independent station in Zambia, was recently suspended by the country’s media regulator. Credit: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP By Editor, CPJCAPE TOWN, Mar 22 2019 (IPS-Partners) (CPJ) – Zambia’s minister of information and broadcasting should grant an appeal requested by the privately owned...

The System, Youth and Democracy

By Roberto SavioROME, Mar 22 2019 – If we ever needed proof of how the political system has become self-referential and unable to update itself, the latest student march in more than 1,000 towns is a very good example. Of course, politicians referred to it in declarations and, in a totally demagogic gesture, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Community and an old political fox with...

The System, the Youth and Democracy

By Roberto SavioROME, Mar 22 2019 – If we ever needed a proof, to see how the political system has become self referent, and unable to update itself, the last student march, in more than 1.000 towns, is a very good example. Of course, politicians referred to it in declarations, , and the President of the European Community, an old political fox with a lot of mileage, Juncker, even kissed the...

‘We must all work together to defeat hatred and xenophobic discourse against the Other and nurture acceptance and empathy,’ say eminent panellists in a conference held at the UN

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Mar 22 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Geneva Centre)– The rise of exclusionary politics and xenophobic discourses can only be addressed by embracing diversity and promoting empathy between people, it was concluded in a panel debate held yesterday at the United Nations Office in Geneva. The meeting “Celebration of diversity: beyond tolerance the path towards empathy” was organized...