News headlines for “Mainstream Media”, page 6

  1. Fistula - Another Blight on the Child Bride

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    It was personal experience that turned Gul Bano and her cleric husband, Ahmed Khan, into ambassadors against early marriage and its worst corollary — obstetric fistula which allows excretory matter to flow out through the birth canal.

  2. OP-ED: Kenyan Youth Demanding Change

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Whenever I think of the youth issues, I remember: 'Our youth are not failing the system; the system is failing our youth. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated the worst are the young people who are going to lead us out of this nightmare.'

  3. India’s IT Elite Could Shape New ‘Asian Capitalism’

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    The rapid currents moving the centre of economic influence towards an emerging global order headquartered in Asia were evident at the PanIIT’s 2012 annual conference of alumni of the highly prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), which took place in Singapore over the Easter weekend.

  4. Pakistani Jazz Touches New Chords

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    The silencing of music in the name of Islam led Pappu to give up the cello and set up a tea stall. But Pappu and other musicians survived the Islamist regime for former dictator Zia ul-Haq and the recent ways of the Taliban to return to the most surprising group of musicians to have emerged over years — on a dusty little street in the Pakistani city Lahore.

  5. Cubans Meditate for a Culture of Peace

    Monday, April 09, 2012

    In response to the pressures of everyday life, some people in Cuba are promoting meditation as a way to protect the mind and body and foster a culture of peace.

  6. Austerity Plan Decapitates Greek Cultural Heritage

    Monday, April 09, 2012

    The broken display cases at Greece’s Museum of Olympia, the site where the first Olympic Games were held thousand of years ago, have stunned members of the Archaeological Service who have been registering a stream of missing cultural artefacts.

  7. Sorcery-Related Violence on the Rise in Papua New Guinea

    Monday, April 09, 2012

    An increase in sorcery-related violence and fatalities over the last decade in Papua New Guinea is generating awareness about the lack of development, economic opportunities, inequality and under-resourced health services in rural areas.

  8. OP-ED: Indonesian Youth in the Post-1998 Era of Democratisation

    Monday, April 09, 2012

    May 1998 was a terrible and magical moment in the history of Indonesia's youth movement.

  9. Israel-Iran Matters Get Worse in Verse

    Sunday, April 08, 2012

    A lyrical attack by Germany’s acclaimed novelist and essayist Günter Grass in which he labelled Israel’s alleged atomic arsenal and looming pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear installations a threat to world peace has triggered fury and controversy amongst Israelis.

  10. After the Murder, a New Act at Freedom Theatre

    Friday, April 06, 2012

    Actors, musicians, activists and friends gathered in various locations throughout Israel and the West Bank this week to commemorate the life of actor and theatre director Juliano Mer-Khamis.

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