How Many Journalists are Jailed in China? Censorship Means We Don’t Know

By Iris HsuTAIPEI, Mar 22 2019 – Reporting on China’s harassment of journalists has never been easy. Lately it’s been getting much harder, which suggests that conditions for the press could be worsening. At least 47 journalists ...

Myanmar and China’s Bride Trafficking Problem

Women and girls from Myanmar are increasingly being trafficked as “brides” to China. Aung Ja* was 18 when a woman from Myitkina, northern Myanmar, convinced her to take a ‘factory’ job in China. She was rescued in 2017 and is taking ...

The System, Youth and Democracy

By Roberto SavioROME, Mar 22 2019 – If we ever needed proof of how the political system has become self-referential and unable to update itself, the latest student march in more than 1,000 towns is a very good example. Of course, politicians ...

The System, the Youth and Democracy

By Roberto SavioROME, Mar 22 2019 – If we ever needed a proof, to see how the political system has become self referent, and unable to update itself, the last student march, in more than 1.000 towns, is a very good example. Of course, ...

‘We must all work together to defeat hatred and xenophobic discourse against the Other and nurture acceptance and empathy,’ say eminent panellists in a conference held at the UN

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Mar 22 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Geneva Centre)– The rise of exclusionary politics and xenophobic discourses can only be addressed by embracing diversity and promoting empathy between people, it was concluded in a panel ...

A New Window for Delhi’s Migrant Women & Girls

Young migrant women record a video during a digital media workshop aimed at building their skills and confidence. The training was conducted by WACC partner Ideosync Media Combine. Credit: Ideosync Media Combine By Marites SisonTORONTO, Mar ...

South Florida’s Underserved Refugee Communities

Group of refugees supported by South Florida’s Refugee Assistance Alliance organization. By Rose DelaneyMIAMI, Mar 22 2019 – South Florida has long been known as a haven for refugees and migrants. Widely referred to as the “gateway ...

Bangladesh moves to stop siphoning off money by multinational companies

. By Fahad FerdousDHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) (UNB/IPS) – Bangladesh is collecting data on international transactions of multinational companies to stop them from siphoning off money from the country. Dhaka ranked ...

Did a Backlash Against Trump Trigger Historic Highs for US Women in Politics?

Some of the US women legislators elected to office in November 2018 By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 21 2019 – The dramatic increase in women legislators voted into office last November and the historic high of women candidates for ...

International Trade Unions Condemn Recognition of Guaidó

Congressman Juan Guaidó of the Popular Will party, president of the National Assembly since Jan. 5, was sworn in on Jan. 23 before a crowd as Venezuela’s interim president. Credit: NationalAssembly By Ivar AndersenSTOCKHOLM, Mar 21 ...