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    Japan Joins Mercury Treaty – Now Act On It

    Japan Joins Mercury Treaty – Now Act On It

    vention on Mercury. The treaty is named after the Japanese fishing town of Minamata, where one...

    Migration and multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016: UN

    Migration and multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016: UN

    provide effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people fleeing war, instability or...

    IFJ report reflects on the most dangerous countries for journalists over the past 25 years

    IFJ report reflects on the most dangerous countries for journalists over the past 25 years

    lled since 1990. The report lists 2297 media fatalities due to violence in journalism, including...

    Venezuela's national assembly reopens to the press after five-year ban

    Venezuela's national assembly reopens to the press after five-year ban

    dnesday, I was among the dozens of reporters who swarmed inside. Even though the day's...

    North Korea launches earth observation satellite and long range missile

    North Korea launches earth observation satellite and long range missile

    According to reports, North Korea has successfully placed a satellite in orbit and is now...

    Over 50,000 children in sex industry in Kenya

    Over 50,000 children in sex industry in Kenya

    loitation According to a report by Walk Free Foundation, it is most common along the Kenyan...

    Japan Joins Mercury Treaty – Now Act On It
    Feb 7, Tokyo: This week, Japan took a historic step in tackling the global threat of mercury: it... Full article
    Migration and multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016: UN
    Feb 7, NY: The world is facing a political, economic, moral and social crisis as governments and... Full article
    IFJ report reflects on the most dangerous countries for journalists over the past 25 years
    Feb 7, NY: The International Federation of Journalists today published its 25th report on... Full article
    Venezuela's national assembly reopens to the press after five-year ban
    Feb 7, Caracas: When security guards opened the doors to Venezuela's colonial-era National Assembly building last Wednesday, I was among the dozens of reporters who swarmed inside. Even though the day's legislative session would not be called to order for another three hours, every seat in the press galley, located on the second-floor balcony overlooking the chamber, was quickly occupied. The enthusiasm was understandable because reporters have only recently been allowed back in... Full article
    Over 50,000 children in sex industry in Kenya
    Feb 7, Nairobi: Reports in Kenya show that over 50,000 children are involved in different forms of commercial sexual exploitation According to a report by Walk Free Foundation, it is most common along the Kenyan Coast where the majority of tourism activities take place — "in fact sex offenders travel to Kenya for this very reason: to prey on these vulnerable victims," a statement issued by walk free foundation said. "No child should be forced into the commercial... Full article
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    Feb 1, Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corporation has... Full article

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    Jan 24, Davos: The World Economic Forum in... Full article

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    Jan 23, London: Google will be paying... Full article

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    Feb 5, Harare: Zimbabwe's President Robert... Full article

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    Jan 30, Moscow: A Strong 7.0 magnitude... Full article

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    Jan 26, NY: The global average surface... Full article

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    Jan 25, Seoul: More than 50 people have been... Full article

    The dawn of a new Statesman: Indian PM Modi visit to Pakistan brings life to drowning relations
    Dec 30, Delhi: With the changing times the world is witnessing the new world order, a new dawn... Full article
    Donald Trump's Islamphobic statements could fuel hate crimes
    Dec 18,  Oslo: One shouldn’t be surprised with the speech of the Republican US... Full article
    Racism in the rhetoric and action of developed nations
    By Prabalta Rijal Mia, was walking down the road, with a file in her hand and tears in her... Full article
    Blood Cotton: Uzbekistan's illegitimate trade
    Has anyone of us ever realized that the clothes we bear, the fabrics we gracefully flaunt in parties, the dresses we desire fully admire to have one of those to outshine our aura, have a fraction of share of blood and cries of those minors and helpless humans who lived under the most repressive regimes in the world, Uzbekistan! As one of the leading exporter of cotton in the world, has become most controversial and deadly producers of our times, who’s every inch of a harvested soil is... Full article
    Thor Halvorssen: A paragon of ‘human rights’
    Thor Halvorssen’s deep engagement in the complicated and often dizzying politics of global human rights has put him at the center of a series of international conflicts. It has also made him one of the most polarizing and perplexing figures in the arena of human rights activism. His New York–based Human Rights Foundation has one item on its agenda: to combat oppressive regimes worldwide, whether that means extricating activists from their countries, mounting campaigns to free... Full article

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