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  1. Rohingya Protest Against Return to Myanmar and Halt Repatriation

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    COX'S BAZAR/DHAKA, Nov 16 (IPS) - Thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in Cox's Bazar, the southern-most coastal district in Bangladesh, protested on Thursday, Nov. 15, against an attempt to send them back to Myanmar.

  2. Women Make the Voice of Indigenous People Heard in Argentina

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    TARTAGAL, Argentina, Nov 14 (IPS) - The seed was planted more than 20 years ago by a group of indigenous women who began to gather to try to recover memories from their people. Today, women are also the main protagonists of La Voz Indígena (The Indigenous Voice), a unique radio station in northern Argentina that broadcasts every day in seven languages.

  3. Trump’s Anti-Media Rhetoric Resonates Worldwide

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 (IPS) - A former French president once remarked: Never pick a fight with a little kid or the press. The kid will throw the last stone at you and the press will have the last word.

    But that obviously does not apply to a teflon-coated Donald Trump because nothing apparently sticks on him – even as he survives a barrage of criticisms from the mainstream media while he continues to utter falsehoods and mouth blatant lies.

  4. Climate of Repression a Dark Cloud over Upcoming Elections in Fiji

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov 13 (IPS) - Josef Benedict is a civic space research officer for global civil society alliance, CIVICUS. Powdery white beaches. Crystal clear turquoise water. Palm trees swaying in the breeze.

    This is the postcard picture of paradise that comes to mind when tourists think of Fiji. But for many citizens of the South Pacific's largest island nation, and its media, the reality is anything but blissful.

  5. Empowering Women in Post-Conflict Africa

    Thursday, November 08, 2018

    SANTA BARBARA, California, Nov 08 (IPS) - Amber Rouleau is with the communications office for African Women RisingWhile its conflict ended in 2007, Northern Uganda struggles with its legacy as one of the most aid-dependent regions in the world.

  6. Is Excessive Sovereign Debt a Threat to Peace?

    Wednesday, November 07, 2018

    BEAUNE, Burgundy, France, Nov 07 (IPS) - Boudewijn Mohr* is a former UNICEF country programme and operational management specialist who travelled across 36 countries on the African continent. He is also a former senior international corporate banker in New York, and author of the recently-released "A Destiny in the Making: From Wall Street to UNICEF in Africa".Some 30 years ago, the international banks were afloat with petrodollars, deposited by the oil exporting countries. The banks in turn stepped up lending to Latin America, in a big way. The new branch of Société Générale in New York where I was working at the time followed suit rapidly building up its portfolio, as the bank needed to make loans to get its branch off the ground.

  7. Rainwater Harvesting Eases Daily Struggle in Argentina's Chaco Region

    Tuesday, November 06, 2018

    LOS BLANCOS, Argentina, Nov 06 (IPS) - "I've been used to hauling water since I was eight years old. Today, at 63, I still do it," says Antolín Soraire, a tall peasant farmer with a face ravaged by the sun who lives in Los Blancos, a town of a few dozen houses and wide dirt roads in the province of Salta, in northern Argentina.

  8. Truth Never Dies: Justice for Slain Journalists

    Sunday, November 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 04 (IPS) - Violence and toxic rhetoric against journalists must stop, say United Nations experts.

  9. Sudan’s Journalists Face Continued Extortion and Censorship by National Security Agency

    Friday, November 02, 2018

    KHARTOUM, Nov 02 (IPS) - The day before Amnesty International released a statement calling on the government of Sudan to end harassment harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalists following the arrests of at least 15 journalists since the beginning of the year, the head of the National Intelligence Security Services (NISS) Salah Goush accused Sudanese journalists, who recently met with western diplomats, of being spies.

  10. Editorial Changes at Cumhuriyet: the Loss of a Major Independent Voice in Turkey?

    Thursday, November 01, 2018

    Nov 01 (IPS) - Censorship, controversial judicial proceedings and imprisonment: such is the current risk run by independently-thinking journalists in Turkey.

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