News headlines for “Racism”, page 6

  1. Could a Goddess Influence Armenia's Election Campaign?

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    To the British Museum, she is 'probably Aphrodite', the Greek goddess of love and beauty. To most Armenians, she is Anahit, an ancient Armenian goddess of fertility.

  2. Saving Face for Pakistan

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    By winning an Oscar at this year’s Academy awards, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has brought home the genius of Pakistan’s women as well as the extreme violence they often suffer in a male-dominated society.

  3. Myanmar Ethnic Groups Resist Forced Labour

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    In a move expected to deepen political reform, the quasi-civilian government in Myanmar (also known as Burma) is permitting the distribution of leaflets that will help thousands of people in the country’s ethnic enclaves learn to resist forced labour.

  4. ‘Shopping Tourism’ Promotes Regional Unity in the Balkans

    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    The region of former Yugoslavia has developed a new phenomenon in response to economic hardships that continue to linger in Europe years after the climax of the global financial crash in 2008.

  5. Floodlights Illuminate Historic Cricket Moment in Kashmir

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    While the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association is hogging headlines over the alleged embezzlement of sports funds, Kashmiri youth are gearing up to write history in Kashmir’s cricket record.

  6. Porn in the Land of the Pure

    Friday, March 09, 2012

    Dark and smoky, the cinema hall reeks of hashish. An overly made-up woman on screen in provocatively figure-hugging clothes dances suggestively to the beat of loud music. The audience, all men, cheer and whistle. The music stops, the scenes get racier and sexually titillating. The crowd abandons all caution. The whistles turn to grunts and growls, chairs begin to bang.

  7. Arab Women Bring Spring to the Screen

    Thursday, March 08, 2012

    Women have been at the forefront of each uprising in the Arab world. Last week, the ‘8 Arab Women Filmmakers’ festival offered a platform to Arab women directors to give their perspectives on the future of the region.

  8. Faithful and Non-Catholics Alike Prepare to Welcome Pope to Cuba

    Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    The Catholic Church in Cuba expects people to welcome Pope Benedict XVI with warmth and enthusiasm, even though Catholics are not a majority here like they are in Mexico, the first stop on the pope’s Latin America tour that begins Mar. 23.

  9. JAMAICA: New Technologies Extend Life and 'Mobility' of Radio

    Saturday, March 03, 2012

    In the last 25 years, there has been an explosion of commercial radio stations in what Jamaican broadcast professionals describe as 'a revolution' that has extended the 'mobility of radio'.

  10. More Japanese Turn Against Whaling

    Friday, March 02, 2012

    The arrest and release of a Dutch activist in Japan has put in bad light this country’s refusal to heed international calls to limit traditional dolphin and whale hunting practices in favour of conservation.

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