November 2008

Truth, bias and the BBC's coverage of Sri Lanka

Bernard Gabony - BBC News website, South Asia editorA cartoon on our office wall shows the BBC crouching low to paint whitewash on the backside of a tiger, representing of course, Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels.It appeared recently in a Sinhala-langua ...

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT: It's War on the streets of Mumbai

Sumantra Maitra - in Mumbai, India Terror struck in Mumbai late on Wednesday night, when heavily armed men orchestrated 12 simultaneous attacks with grenades and AK-47 rifles at posh hotels including the Taj Mahal Palace and Oberoi Trident, in the south ...

Ex-gunman: 'you don't need a weapon to win respect'

Kavita Shah Black sports and music celebrities have joined forces with the British police to turn young people away from gun crime.More than two dozen young people have been murdered in what officers call "youth on youth crime" in England this ye ...

Uncovered: Victoria's Secret bras are 'harming women'

One of the world's most recognisable lingerie brands has caused rashes, hives and permanent scarring, according to a potential lawsuit by American women who claim they've experienced very uncomfortable symptoms.Attorneys are filing a 'class act ...

Jamaica 'For Sale'

John Maxwell - Kingston, JamaicaTourism is Jamaica's biggest source of foreign exchange but tourist dollar madness threatens to destroy the Caribbean island. The hotels are closing down turtle nesting sites and hotel excrement and spoil are killing our ...

'Plotters' want to oust Mugabe

Zimbabwe's state media has accused the head of a high-profile humanitarian mission to the strife-torn country of plotting to overthrow the government. The report which was released yesterday came after former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, ex-US pres ...

Palestinian tells of her troubled trip to Jordan

Rima Al Rakhawi Maybe Jordan was beautiful, but in my eyes I couldn't see that beauty. I had that mixture of feelings which started from the first day I was there.I remember when I went out from the p ...

Is Barack Obama Black?

Kimberly McClain DaCosta - Harvard UniversityIt depends on who - and when - you ask the question. For some of us, the heralding of Barack Obama as the first Black president of the United States seems a rather uncontroversial claim.Not so for others. One we ...

Fears raised that recession will boost British fascists

As the row continues to rage over the leaking of the entire membership list of Britain's fascist party and the UK slips into recession some notorious racists are gleeful. Nick Lowles, of Searchlight magazine, assesses how the British National Party (BN ...

Top police race case lawyer 'failed victims of discrimination'

Natasha Sivanandan - UK lawyerThe investigation into Shahrokh Mireskandari, right, by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) comes somewhat late in the day but is to be welcomed. Mireskandari is the lawyer acting for Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaff ...

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