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Jack Nicholson in 'The Passenger'. Image Credit: Strangewood (Tumblr) Journalism

Searching For Storytellers: The Struggles of Foreign Affairs Journalism

Those who have the best credentials to guide us through the labyrinth of perplexing constellations of events are being moved away from the frontlines of the public debate. Foreign reporting is facing extinction.

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Egypt’s Escalating War On Gays Just Landed 6 Men Behind Bars For 2 Years

Six men accused of “committing debauchery” have been sentenced to two years in prison by an Egyptian court today. The men, who included a Moroccan national, were accused of using their apartment for homosexual activities, promoted through Facebook, reported AhramOnline.

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Hijab For a Week: Non-Muslim Woman Wears Hijab For Social Experiment

How would a non-Muslim woman feel wearing the traditional Muslim veil, also known as the hijab, in public? How would she deal with reactions, comments and doubtful looks? Christelle Collet, originally from Mauritius but living in Western Australia (WA), asked herself the same question before deciding to take part in an unusual social experiment. For […]

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Cambodian Garment Workers Are Pressuring H&M, Walmart And Zara To Make Their Suppliers Pay A Living Wage

After launching a nationwide strike last December, Cambodia’s garment workers are back in the streets demanding a monthly minimum wage of 177 US dollars.

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Why Are So Many Athletes Violent Towards Their Female Partners?

Two weeks ago, two world class athletes with a history of violence against women took centre stage in world news: United States National Football League (NFL) player Ray Rice and South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. The latter was acquitted of his girlfriend’s murder, though guilty of her homicide. 


 
 
 

 
Jack Nicholson in 'The Passenger'. Image Credit: Strangewood (Tumblr)

Searching For Storytellers: The Struggles of Foreign Affairs Journalism

Those who have the best credentials to guide us through the labyrinth of perplexing constellations of events are being moved away from the frontlines of the public debate. Foreign reporting is facing extinction.
by Mateusz Mazzini
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Egyptian gay activist protesting against the arrest of young men who appeared in the alleged gay marriage video, tweets @TheBigPharaoh

Egypt’s Escalating War On Gays Just Landed 6 Men Behind Bars For 2 Years

Six men accused of “committing debauchery” have been sentenced to two years in prison by an Egyptian court today. The men, who included a Moroccan national, were accused of using their apartment for homosexual activities, p...
by Arthi Nachiappan
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Christelle Collet

Hijab For a Week: Non-Muslim Woman Wears Hijab For Social Experiment

How would a non-Muslim woman feel wearing the traditional Muslim veil, also known as the hijab, in public? How would she deal with reactions, comments and doubtful looks? Christelle Collet, originally from Mauritius but living ...
by Catarina Demony
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cambodia workers

Cambodian Garment Workers Are Pressuring H&M, Walmart And Zara To Make Their Suppliers Pay A Living Wage

After launching a nationwide strike last December, Cambodia’s garment workers are back in the streets demanding a monthly minimum wage of 177 US dollars.
by Mong Palatino
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Baltimore Ravens v Cincinnati Bengals

Why Are So Many Athletes Violent Towards Their Female Partners?

Two weeks ago, two world class athletes with a history of violence against women took centre stage in world news: United States National Football League (NFL) player Ray Rice and South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. The ...
by Aidan Liban
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Brazil's Evangelical revolution. Image Credit: churchandstate.org

Religious Fundamentalism Is Dominating Brazil’s Presidential Elections

The world’s theocratic states might soon gain a new member as evangelical (Christian) fundamentalism threatens to devolve Brazil back to the dark ages.
by Daniele Bassi
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