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Posts Tagged ‘freedom of expression’

Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

Mario Tama/AFP   By Amnesty International Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

Power of the Media in this Modern World

By Muhammad Shoaib Khan The power of the media cannot be negated in the modern world. This power can be utilized for development in every aspect of life. Developed countries do not need to do so because they have already achieved their objectives with the help of media. However, developing countries such as Pakistan still […]

Iranan writer faces 6 years for her unpublished fictional story about stoning

By Amnesty International The Iranian authorities must immediately repeal the conviction and sentence of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, a writer and human rights activist who is due to begin serving a six-year sentence for charges including “insulting Islamic sanctities” because she wrote an unpublished fictional story about stoning, Amnesty International have stated.

Will India Mar China? – The Indian Economy in Modi’s Time – Part One

Punit Paranjpe/AFP   By Ratnesh Dwivedi  Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund is one of many who believes that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has improved rapidly and is on the right track. International recognition is one aspect but what are the challenges in India becoming a powerhouse while China […]

Bahrain national reconciliation efforts stalled: US State Dept

Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters   By Warren Strobel and Yara Bayoumy Bahrain’s efforts to build national reconciliation after it crushed street protests in 2011 have stalled, and the Western ally in the Gulf has not implemented recommendations to protect freedom of expression, including nonviolent dissent, according to a U.S. State Department report obtained by Reuters.

Journalist asks court to dismiss defamation charges against him

  By Robert Ssewankambo The Court at City Hall in Uganda’s capital, Kampala resumed the hearing of a case in which a former Daily Monitor Journalist, Timothy Kalyegira Nyakahuuma is charged with defaming the President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Terrorism and the Growing Violation of Human Rights

  By Anant Mishra “We should all be clear that there is no trade off between effective action against terrorism and the protection of human rights. On the contrary, I believe that in the long term we shall find that human rights, along with democracy and social justice, are one of the best prophylactics against […]

The Charlie Effect

  By Fadi Elhusseini Are we witnessing a harbinger of a religious war? Is it the beginning of a new violent era that may not spare any nation? What is it that radicalism wants to achieve by committing such acts? Why is this happening? And is there a solution?

Elections: A Democratic Necessity and Aid

  By Anant Mishra According to Robert Dahl, noted political theorist, legitimate elections are one of the seven pillars of a functioning democracy. In order to be deemed a democratic country, a state must satisfy the requirement of having free, fair, and frequent election.