News headlines in 2019

  1. A New Window for Delhi’s Migrant Women & Girls

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    TORONTO, Mar 22 (IPS) - Marites Sison is Communications Officer at the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) When the most devastating flood in Bihar's history came in 1987, Renu Devi recalled that the rampaging waters and landslides had swept away people who were sleeping, along with their beds.

  2. South Florida's Underserved Refugee Communities

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    MIAMI, Mar 22 (IPS) - South Florida has long been known as a haven for refugees and migrants. Widely referred to as the "gateway to Latin America", 1 in every 5 Florida residents is an immigrant. Significantly, the "sunshine state" welcomes 1,000 new settlers every day.

  3. How Many Journalists are Jailed in China? Censorship Means We Don't Know

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    TAIPEI, Mar 22 (IPS) - Iris Hsu* is China correspondent for the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)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.

  4. Myanmar and China’s Bride Trafficking Problem

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 (IPS) - This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group.Women and girls from Myanmar are increasingly being trafficked as "brides" to China, a human rights group found.

  5. The System, the Youth and Democracy

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    ROME, Mar 22 (IPS) - 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 hand of Grreta Thunber ( a totally demagogic gesture). But however this unprecedented youth manifestation has given life to a new initiative on climate change. We are lucky that Greta's Asperger syndrome of GRETA, , brings little empathy and more determination, so is totally improbable that she will be co-opted by flattery and recognition …

  6. International Trade Unions Condemn Recognition of Guaidó

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Mar 21 (IPS) - More than 60 countries have recognized Juan Guaidó as legitimate interim president. But among international trade unions, support for Venezuelan self-determination is resolute.

  7. Call for Returnee Migrants to Join Forces to Fight Irregular Migration

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    COTONOU, Benin, Mar 21 (IPS) - Elhadj Mohamed Diallo wants to make sure that others won't experience what he has lived through. The former irregular migrant who has returned home to Guinea from a jail in North Africa is calling on his fellow returnee migrants to establish associations in their respective countries, which will serve as powerful platforms to combat irregular migration across the continent.

  8. 9 of the 10 Worst Global Risks are Linked to Water

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Mar 21 (IPS) - Jens Berggren is Spokesperson & Advisor at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Every year, the World Economic Forum asks some 1,000 decision-makers from the public sector, business, academia and civil society across the globe to assess the risks facing the world over the decade to come.

  9. Did a Backlash Against Trump Trigger Historic Highs for US Women in Politics?

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 21 (IPS) - The dramatic increase in women legislators voted into office last November and the historic high of women candidates for the 2020 presidential elections have visibly changed the male-dominated political landscape in the US.

  10. How One Kenyan Teacher is Lifting His Students Out of Poverty With Science

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Mar 20 (IPS) - Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Nakuru County, situated in a remote, semi-arid part of Kenya's Rift Valley, could pass for an ordinary secondary school in any part of Africa. But ordinary it is not.