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14.05.2021

Freedom of the Press 2021: Greece in 70th Place in the World

Freedom of the Press 2021: Greece in 70th Place in the World

The  World Press Freedom Index 2021  published by Reporters without Borders (RSF) shows that journalism, “the basic vaccine against misinformation”, is being blocked completely or in part in 73% of the 180 countries which the organization monitors. This year’s Index, which annually assesses the state of press… »

14.05.2021

The need for digital democratization is gaining space in the social agenda

The need for digital democratization is gaining space in the social agenda

With the aim of understanding and socializing the characteristics of the current techno-digital system and identifying strategies of struggle to curb the unwarranted corporate monopolistic appropriation of these technologies, the Sessions “Utopias or Dystopias. The Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean in the digital era” took place. By Internet… »

14.05.2021

Amid Eid ul-Fitr celebrations, a look at the Muslim presence in the Caribbean

Amid Eid ul-Fitr celebrations, a look at the Muslim presence in the Caribbean

Written by Fausia A. Eid is an Islamic feast of togetherness From Barbados’ Quran memorisers (hafiz) and Guyana’s religious radio programmes to open-air, socially distanced Arabic classes in Trinidad and Tobago, Muslims and their religious practices have been a part of the regional landscape since… »

09.05.2021

Community Pantry: One makeshift set-up that has captured the Filipinos’ hearts

Community Pantry: One makeshift set-up that has captured the Filipinos’ hearts

FEATURE         Thirteen months after the Covid-19 outbreak in the Philippines and as cases surged, a new kind of morning greeted a middle-class neighborhood in Teachers Village, Quezon City that April 14 which pleasantly surprised a mix of tricycle drivers, construction workers and other passersby and gave… »

09.05.2021

Cosmic Concert for Global Astronomy Month 2021

Cosmic Concert for Global Astronomy Month 2021

MUSIC         Every year, April is a special month for aspiring astronomers and stargazers all over the world as it is Global Astronomy Month. So what does it feel like attending an online Cosmic Concert organized by Astronomers without Borders? In fact, the feeling was that… »

09.05.2021

Heeding Nature’s Ways

Heeding Nature’s Ways

    ESSAY     By Jacqui Jill In a quiet neighborhood, in a not-so-different town, a grandfather told his grandson a story that he would always remember as he grew. The six-year-old possessed an unusual curiosity for everything and everyone entering his world. The grandfather had lived a robust… »

06.05.2021

A free press up to the times

A free press up to the times

May 3 is International Press Freedom Day. On this day we are used to recalling the fact that, in many places around the world, freedom of the press is violated, journalists are murdered or intimidated and the critical press sidelined or strongly contested. This occasion is absolutely necessary and worthy. »

05.05.2021

Russian feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova announces hunger strike

Russian feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova announces hunger strike

Human rights groups have labeled Tsvetkova a prisoner of conscience Written by Tanya Lokot Yulia Tsvetkova, an LGBT activist and feminist artist who is facing a prison sentence on charges of distributing pornographic images for sharing “body-positive” drawings on social media, has announced she is going… »

05.05.2021

(Ramadan Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic): An interview with Ma’am Amina Tominaman-Mambuay

(Ramadan Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic): An interview  with Ma’am Amina Tominaman-Mambuay

FOURTH INTERVIEW IN A FOUR-PART SERIES         By Genevieve Balance-Kupang Ramadan Mubarak! During this Holy Month of Ramadan, I am one with you, our Muslim siblings, as you offer profound prayers, carry out fasting and charitable works, reflect on the Holy Quran, enjoy the gift of your… »

04.05.2021

The devastating impact of the pandemic on media, deplorable situation in India

The devastating impact of the pandemic on media, deplorable situation in India

by Thakuria Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati, 30 April 2021: The Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the media, the Switzerland-based media rights and safety body Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) lamented last Friday in preparation for World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. The human cost of the pandemic is particularly high… »

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