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Equal Rights in Education: The Case of Bahrain, Colombia, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

ROME/GENEVA, May 09 (IPS) - The role of education in enhancing equality of citizenship rights and diversity within communities affected by inter-communal civil strife will be top on the agenda of a meeting in Geneva on May 12.

When It Comes to Fracking, Argentina Dreams Big

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, May 09 (IPS) - Since a US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report announced in 2011 that Argentina had some of the world's biggest shale oil and gas reserves, the dream of prosperity has been on the minds of many people in this South American nation where nearly a third of the population lives in poverty.

Time to Find 'Magic Formula' to Stop Hatreds - Baku Forum

Monday, May 08, 2017

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 08 (IPS) - It is time to find that "magic formula" that will encourage people to stop conflicts, the rise of violent extremism and hatreds, and live together in peace, urged a United Nations senior official at the end of a UN-backed conference on intercultural dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan.

In France, ‘Us and Them’ Amid Elections

Saturday, May 06, 2017

PARIS, May 06 (IPS) - Launched in the run-up to the French presidential elections, a daring exhibition in Paris is sparking dialogue about the origins and nature of racism, both in Europe and elsewhere.

Mega-Projects Have Magnified Corruption in Brazil

Saturday, May 06, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 06 (IPS) - It cannot be categorically stated that corruption has increased in the country in recent years, because there is no objective information from earlier periods to compare with, according to Manoel Galdino, executive director of Transparency Brazil.

How to Counter Violent Extremism, Youth Radicalisation - Baku Forum

Friday, May 05, 2017

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 05 (IPS) - The integration of migrants in cities, countering the rise of violent extremism, as well as youth radicalisation on the Internet have been some of the key issues discussed at a United Nations forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Mob Killing Sparks Fresh Outrage Over Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws

Friday, May 05, 2017

KARACHI, May 05 (IPS) - Aimal Khan, 27, an airman in Pakistan's Air Force, warns the country will end up in the throes of mayhem if the state does not do something about the abuse of the blasphemy laws. "People will use it to settle personal scores," he said.

Refugee Journalists, the Challenge of Reporting from Exile

Thursday, May 04, 2017

May 04 (IPS) - Abdulwahab Tahhan is a journalist and a refugee. From his exile in London, he documents the war that is devastating his homeland of Syriamonitoring airstrikes and assessing civilian casualties for the non-profit Airwars.

Social Forum Calls for Fight Against Corruption, to Defend the Amazon

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

May 03 (IPS) - Corruption has penetrated the Amazon rainforest like an illness that infects everything, said Ruben Siqueira, coordinator of the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), during the VIII Panamazonic Social Forum (FOSPA), which brought together in the Peruvian Amazon jungle representatives of civil society from eight Amazon basin countries.

2017 World Press Freedom Day: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

GENEVA, May 03 (IPS) - This year's theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day "Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media's role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies" is one of the most important days honouring press freedom.

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