News headlines in January 2021, page 2

  1. Incitement to Violence Is Rarely Explicit Here Are Some Techniques People Use to Breed Hate

    - Inter Press Service

    Jan 28 (IPS) - As senators plan for an impeachment trial in which former President Donald Trump is accused of inciting his supporters to mount a deadly insurrection at the Capitol, global concern is growing about threats of violent unrest in multiple countriesincluding the U.S. The United Nations reports the proliferation of dangerous speech online represents a “new era” in conflict.

  2. The Struggle to End Female Genital Mutilation: A Dark Secret No More

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jan 28 (IPS) - Survivors of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), are determined to share their stories to end this practice – even though they face ostracisation by their communities.

    Masooma Ranalvi, an FGM/C survivor and founder of ‘WeSpeakOut’, an organisation committed to eliminating FGM/C or khafd/khafz/khatna explains that FGM/C is practised by various communities in India but is prominently practised among the Dawoodi Bohras.

  3. Saving Journalism: A Vision for the Post-Covid World

    - Inter Press Service

    Jan 27 (IPS) - In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists everywhere are feeling the consequences; job cuts, layoffs and closures have swept the world.

  4. 60 Days on, Indias Biggest Farmers Protest Show No Sign of Weakening

    - Inter Press Service

    HYDERABAD, Jan 27 (IPS) - Yesterday, Jan. 26, India celebrated its Republic Day. But it was marked by scenes of farmers driving their tractors in convoy and marching to New Delhi's historic Red Fort. IPS senior correspondent STELLA PAUL unpacks the issues behind India's farmers' protests.

    “This road is my home now and it will decide my future,” Sukhvinder Singh, a 27-year old farmer from the Moga district of Punjab, tells IPS. Last November, weeks after the government of India passed three farm bills he felt were anti-farmer, Singh travelled to Singhu, a village near Delhi, to demand the laws be repealed. Since then, he has been living in a tent he shares with five other fellow farmer-protesters.

  5. An American Horror story

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 27 (IPS) - Occasionally some of us might suffer from a feeling of maximal overload, overwhelmed by COVID-19 and the reign of Donald Trump. It can maybe be conceived as far too euro-centric to be concerned about the disastrous situation in the U.S., with media stuffed to the brim by news about Donald Trump while the global environmental crisis is steadily getting worse and war, injustices and famine continue to agonize people in places like Darfur, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Syria.

  6. COVID-19s Social & Economic Fallout Hits Women Harder

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 (IPS) - With over 90 million confirmed cases and 1.9 million deaths globally, and a second wave sweeping into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hold the world hostage.

  7. What Worlds Largest Climate Change Public Opinion Poll Says

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 (IPS) - Between October and December 2020, something was different for people playing popular video games like Words with Friends, Angry Birds and Subway Surfers. Instead of a traditional 30-second ad, gamers across the world were invited to participate in a climate change survey. It was an unconventional way of polling that gave University of Oxford researchers an opportunity to tap into the 2.7 billion user-strong gaming market and produce the world’s largest climate change public opinion poll.

  8. We are Facing a Climate Emergency, Warns UN Chief

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (IPS) - Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an address to the Climate Adaptation SummitWe begin this year with a heightened awareness of the importance of resilience. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that we cannot afford to ignore known risks.

  9. Implementation Research to Achieve Health Related #SDGs

    - Inter Press Service

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    TORONTO, Canada, Jan 26 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. The main focus of the SDGs is to improve equity to meet the needs of women, children and disadvantaged populations in particular.

  10. Global Economic Recovery Remains Precarious in post-COVID-19 Years

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (IPS) - The United Nations has warned that the devastating socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years to come unless smart investments in economic, societal and climate resilience ensure a robust and sustainable recovery of the global economy.

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